ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, March 10-11 — Our coverage of the NCAA Indoor is divided into 4 parts: men’s track & field and women’s track & field.
The women’s track events:
Teams — Arkansas Wins One For Harter
It came down to the 4×4 — the perfect ending for a team battle and better still when the winning relay squad carries a 2-point lead into the race and runs faster than the World Record.
That baton squad represented Arkansas, which outscored Texas 64–60 to win its fourth indoor team crown. The Razorbacks and Longhorns went 1–2 in the final event.
To take the title, Arkansas upset the expectations of the final pre-meet coaches poll, which foretold a Texas, Florida, Arkansas ordering for the top 3 spots.
The win, sweet anytime, carried additional emotional heft as Razorback head Lance Harter, now in his 34th season, will retire after the outdoor nationals, leaving the program in the hands of longtime associate head Chris Johnson.
Vaulter Amanda Fassold led off Razorback scoring on Friday with a win, to which 8 runner-up points were added in the DMR. On Saturday miler Lauren Gregory put up 8 more before a 400 in which Britton Wilson (1st), Rosey Effiong (4th) and Amber Anning delivered 18. Ackera Nugent, a transfer from Baylor, won the 60H before the relay squad did its thing.
All in all, a fine indoor finale for Harter, who before the meet was named SEC Coach of the Year for a 45th time (indoor/outdoor/XC). /Sieg Lindstrom/
1. Arkansas 64;
2. Texas 60;
3. Florida 45;
4. Stanford 33;
5. Georgia 31;
6. NC State 29; 7. tie, Alabama, Notre Dame & Tennessee 24; 10. Mississippi 23;
11. tie, LSU & Oregon 22; 13. USC 19; 14. tie, Nebraska & Texas A&M 17; 16. Oklahoma 14; 17. Kentucky 12; 18. tie, Minnesota & Ohio State 11; 20. Illinois 10;
21. tie, Utah, Wisconsin & Oklahoma State 9; 24. tie, Washington, BYU, Kansas & Texas Tech 8; 28. tie, Virginia Tech & South Dakota 7; 30. UNLV 6;
31. tie, Virginia, Harvard & UCLA 5; 34. tie, Ball State, Clemson, Georgetown & Kennesaw State 4; 38. tie, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Michigan, Missouri & Syracuse 3;
43. tie, Arizona, Bradley, Duke, High Point, Louisville, New Mexico, Rice, San José State, South Carolina, Stephen F. Austin & Tulane 2;
54. tie, Auburn, Northern Arizona & Pitt 1.
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