Wildcat Women Finish Seventh, Men Eighth At SEC Championships

Chris Daniel claims second in pole vault, Janet Crawford takes fourth in high jump.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 26, 2000) -- University of Kentuckyjunior Chris Daniel walked away with second placein the pole vault at the SEC Indoor ChampionshipsSaturday.

Daniel's height of 16-08.75 was good enough for atie with Rocky Danners of Tennessee and gaveKentucky seven points toward the team total.

On the women's side, freshman Janet Crawford ledthe way with a fourth-place finish in the high jump.Her leap of 5-08.50 topped her previous seasonalbest by half an inch and gave UK 4.5 team points.

Also contributing points for Kentucky were juniorRebecca Wedel in the 20-pound weight throw andjunior Shevan Threats in the long jump. Wedelgrabbed eighth place with a season and personalbest toss of 52-06.50. Her heave was 14.75 inchesfarther than her previous best. Threats also claimedan eighth-place finish with a leap of 19-09.00.

In the women's standings after four events, Kentucky sits in seventh placewith a total of 6.50 points while Arkansas leads with 45 points. The men'sstandings have the Cats in eighth place with 7.0 points also trailing leaderArkansas, which has 37.

Competition continues Sunday in the Randal Tyson Track Center at theUniversity of Arkansas with the remainder of the field events beginning at 10a.m. and the finals of the running events beginning at 1 p.m.

AGATE: (First place and Kentucky finishers) Men's Pole Vault:1. Russ Buller   LSU       18-04.502. Chris Daniel  Kentucky  16-08.75Women's High Jump:1. Latifah Long    Georgia   5-11.504. Janet Crawford  Kentucky  5-08.50Women's 20-pound Weight Throw:1. Amber Crumbo   Arkansas  59-05.758. Rebecca Wedel  Kentucky  52-06.50Women's Long Jump: 1. Tasha Mahone      Georgia    21-00.50 8. Shevan Threats    Kentucky   19-09.0018. Semidele Adeagbo  Kentucky   18-01.00Men's Standings: (after four events) 1. Arkansas            37 2. LSU                 31 3. Tennessee           18 4. Alabama             17 5. Mississippi      12.50 5. Georgia          12.50 5. Florida          12.50 8. Kentucky             7 9. Auburn               510. South Carolina    3.50Women's Standings: (after four events) 1. Arkansas            45 2. Georgia             31 3. South Carolina      18 4. Florida             16 5. Auburn           14.50 6. Alabama              8 7. Kentucky          6.50 8. Mississippi State    6 8. LSU                  610. Mississippi          411. Tennessee            1