FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The men’s and women’s multi-event athletes kicked off the world-class Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships on Friday at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
Fabia McDonald and Mary Ashton Nall competed for the Rebels in the women’s pentathlon. In their first pentathlon of 2013, McDonald placed ninth with 3,823 points and Nall finished 12th with a personal-best 3,587.
It was a record-breaking day overall for the SEC pentathletes, highlighted by Arkansas’ Makeba Alcide setting a collegiate record with 4,569 points to win the competition.
The men completed four out of seven events in the heptathlon on Friday. After those four events, Ole Miss freshman Peyton Moss is in 10th place with 2,638 points. The heptathlon will resume Saturday at 2:10 p.m. with the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000 meters.
The individual events get underway at 10 a.m. Saturday with the men’s weight throw. Other highlights of the day will include the men’s and women’s long jump finals, men’s high jump final and men’s and women’s 3,000 meter finals.
Senior Ricky Robertson will go for his fourth straight SEC indoor high jump title on Saturday. He is looking to become just the second SEC athlete in history to accomplish that feat. He is currently the SEC leader and third nationally with a school-record mark of 7-6.
The SEC Indoor Championships will air as part of a 90-minute show on ESPNU on Wednesday, March 13 beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET. ESPN3 will stream the meet live during the following times: Saturday, February 23 from 2:25-7:15 p.m. CT and Sunday, February 24 from 12:30-5 p.m. CT. The University of Arkansas will stream live the portions of the meet not on ESPN3 on its own website www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The ESPN commentary team includes Dwight Stones (play-by-play), Larry Rawson (color analysis) and Lewis Johnson (sideline reporter).
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