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Gregory doubles in women’s mile and 3,000, with Razorbacks also winning 4×400 relay to capture ninth consecutive crown; Hibbert triumphs in triple jump and Owens-Delerme ends Georgia’s decade of dominance in heptathlon to help men’s team secure fourth straight title, record 26th overall

By Erik Boal, DyeStat Editor

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It was only appropriate that Lauren Gregory, one of the most beloved competitors in the history of the Arkansas women’s track and field program, generated the loudest reaction Saturday night upon defending her 3,000-meter crown in her final home meet at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships.

It was only a matter of time before the Razorbacks showcased Ayden Owens-Delerme in the heptathlon and Jaydon Hibbert in the men’s triple jump at Randal Tyson Track Center, and they both delivered titles in convincing and entertaining fashion.

And it was only fitting that the unveiling of Lance Harter Track in honor of Arkansas’ legendary 33-year women’s coach was officially celebrated by the Razorbacks capturing both SEC men’s and women’s team championships, the 33rd time the program has swept both titles at a conference final in school history.


Arkansas won its ninth consecutive women’s crown and conference record 13th overall, breaking a tie with LSU by accumulating 130.5 points. Florida, the reigning NCAA Division 1 champion, was runner-up with 84 points and Tennessee took third with 56.33 points.

The Razorbacks scored in 12 of 17 events, highlighted by 23 points in the pole vault – led by a championship Friday from Amanda Fassold with a 14-3.50 (4.36m) clearance – and 21 points in the 400-meter final.

Arkansas secured a fourth straight men’s championship and SEC record 26th overall, amassing 100.25 points, with Florida taking second with 73 points and Alabama placing third with 63 points.

The Razorbacks relied heavily on their depth in the field events to also score in 12 of 17 events, led by 18 points in the heptathlon – highlighted by a victory from Owens-Delerme – in addition to 16 points in the shot put and 15 points each in the long jump and triple jump, the latter bolstered by Hibbert’s title.

Arkansas has swept the conference indoor crowns 10 years, the cross country championships on 19 occasions and the outdoor team titles four times. Harter secured his 44th SEC crown coaching the Razorbacks, including 22 cross country championships and nine outdoor…

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