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 Kentucky junior Chris Daniel walked away with second place in the pole vault at the SEC Indoor Championships Saturday.
Daniel's height of 16-08.75 was good enough for a tie with Rocky Danners of Tennessee and gave Kentucky seven points toward the team total.
On the women's side, freshman Janet Crawford led the way with a fourth-place finish in the high jump. Her leap of 5-08.50 topped her previous seasonal best by half an inch and gave UK 4.5 team points.
Also contributing points for Kentucky were junior Rebecca Wedel in the 20-pound weight throw and junior Shevan Threats in the long jump. Wedel grabbed eighth place with a season and personal best toss of 52-06.50. Her heave was 14.75 inches farther than her previous best. Threats also claimed an eighth-place finish with a leap of 19-09.00.
In the women's standings after four events, Kentucky sits in seventh place with a total of 6.50 points while Arkansas leads with 45 points. The men's standings have the Cats in eighth place with 7.0 points also trailing leader Arkansas, which has 37.
Competition continues Sunday in the Randal Tyson Track Center at the University of Arkansas with the remainder of the field events beginning at 10 a.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 18-04.50 2. Chris Daniel Kentucky 16-08.75 Women's High Jump: 1. Latifah Long Georgia 5-11.50 4. Janet Crawford Kentucky 5-08.50 Women's 20-pound Weight Throw: 1. Amber Crumbo Arkansas 59-05.75 8. Rebecca Wedel Kentucky 52-06.50 Women's Long Jump: 1. Tasha Mahone Georgia 21-00.50 8. Shevan Threats Kentucky 19-09.00 18. Semidele Adeagbo Kentucky 18-01.00 Men'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 5 10. South Carolina 3.50 Women'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 6 10. Mississippi 4 11. Tennessee 1