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Both Arkansas track teams complete triple crowns

by staff reports | May 16, 2016 at 4:00 a.m.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Arkansas men's and women's track and field teams won their Southeastern Conference outdoor track and field championships Saturday at Alabama's Sam Bailey Track to complete conference cross country-indoor-outdoor triple crowns in the same academic year.

Coach Lance Harter's No. 2-ranked women, winning seven consecutive conference championships dating back to the 2014 SEC outdoor, totaled 126.75 points in the three-day meet to 82 for runner-up Texas A&M.

Kentucky, ranked No. 1 in women's track, was third with 80 point.

Coach Chris Bucknam's No. 4 Razorbacks men also defied the national rankings, totaling 121 points with No. 1 Texas A&M second with 101 and host Alabama third with 88.

Three Razorbacks men, triple jumper Clive Pullen, 55-0 3/4, long jumper Jarrion Lawson, 25-11 1/2, and 3,000-meter steeplechaser Frankline Tonui, 8:39.8, won individual titles.

Arkansas' women were paced by the freshman pole vaulting Weeks sisters of Cabot, reigning NCAA indoor champion Lexi Weeks winning at 15-0 and Tori Weeks second, 14-1 1/4, with Dominique Scott, 16:10 winning the 5,000 meters, Taylor Ellis-Watson, 50.81, winning the 400-meters and senior Jessica Kamilos winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a UA-record 9:48.16.

Sports on 05/16/2016

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