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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

 

 

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