SEC Women — LSU Has New Frosh Sprint Star

Sha’Carri Richardson became the first SEC frosh ever to win the 100, 200 and 4×1. (BRYAN WAYNE)

FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, May 09-11—Sha’Carri Richardson produced a dazzling sprint double on the Arkansas track but in the end it was the host Hogs who piled on the scoring to win the SEC title by more than 50 points. The Razorbacks, powered by 5 event wins, totaled 139½ far ahead of the tight battle for the runner-up position, with Texas A&M (85), Kentucky (84) and LSU (83) in a tangle.

LSU frosh Richardson started the final day by anchoring the Tiger 4×1 to a 42.93–43.11 win over Arkansas. Then came the 100, where her barely-wind-aided 11.00 (2.1) topped the 11.06 by Kentucky senior Kianna Gray. In the 200, Richardson held on for a 22.57–22.59 win over fast-closing Kentucky frosh Abby Steiner, becoming the No. 10 U.S. Junior ever. She became the first yearling in SEC history to win the 100, 200 and be on the winning 4×1.

For the triumphant Razorbacks, soph Janeek Brown crushed the hurdles in a world-leading 12.55, ahead of the PR 12.70 by teammate Payton Chadwick. Brown, a Jamaican, became the No. 5 collegian ever, Chadwick No. 10 among U.S. collegians. “At the beginning of the race, I was pretty nervous,” said Brown. “But I executed pretty well.”

Another stunner came from soph Kethlin Campbell in the 400, whose 51.03 winner sliced 0.8 from her best. The Hog distance crew also performed well, with Taylor Werner (15:51.08) and Lauren Gregory (15:51.58) going 1–2 in the 5000. Devin Clark won the steeple in 9:55.86. And though Arkansas did not win the 1500, placing 2-4-5-6-7 didn’t hurt the point tally.

Performances like that keyed a Razorback effort that only enhances the dynasty that coach Lance Harter has built, with 15 wins in the last 16 cross country/indoor/outdoor championships. This was the seventh triple crown in school history. Said Harter, “That snowball effect, the positive momentum, becomes very infectious. Everybody wants to rise to the challenge.”

A notable double went to Florida senior Yanis David, who took the long jump at 21-10 (6.65) then came back the next day to boom a PR 47-1 (14.35) in the triple. That made the Guadeloupean the No. 2 collegian in history, with the No. 4 performance ever.


SEC WOMEN’S RESULTS

Fayetteville, Arkansas, May 09-11—

(5/9—10K, JT; 5/10—St, PV, LJ, SP, HT)

Teams: 1. Arkansas 139½ ; 2. Texas A&M 85; 3. Kentucky 84; 4. LSU 83; 5. tie, Alabama & Florida 69; 7. Missouri 53; 8. Auburn 46; 9. Tennessee 45½; 10. Georgia 42½; 11. Mississippi State 37; 12. Mississippi 31½; 13. South Carolina 23; 14. Vanderbilt 11.

100(2.1): 1. ***Sha’Carri Richardson (LSU) 11.00w (a-c: x, 8 AJ);

2. Kianna Gray (Ky) 11.06w; 3. Kiara Parker (Ar) 11.19w; 4. ***Abby Steiner (Ky) 11.29w; 5. *Mauricia Prieto’ (Al) 11.35w; 6. **Celera Barnes (Ky) 11.38w; 7. ***Ariyonna Augustine (LSU) 11.39w; 8. **Daija Lampkin (Al) 11.47w.

200(1.8): 1. Richardson 22.57 PR (10, x AJ);

2. Steiner 22.59 PR; 3. *Danyel White (TxAM) 22.79 PR; 4. Payton Chadwick (Ar) 23.08 PR; 5. **Janeek Brown’ (Ar) 23.12; 6. Prieto’ 23.15; 7. Gray 23.25; 8. **Tamara Clark (Al) 23.26.

400: 1. **Kethlin Campbell (Ar) 51.03 PR; 2. **Syaira Richardson (TxAM) 51.17 PR; 3. *Wadeline Jonathas (SC-Hai) 51.19 NR; 4. *Chloe Abbott (Ky) 51.82; 5. *Aliyah Abrams’ (SC) 51.92 PR; 6. ***Doneisha Anderson’ (Fl) 52.15 PR; 7. ***Tierra Robinson-Jones (TxAM) 52.32 PR.

800: 1. Jazmine Fray’ (TxAM) 2:03.50; 2. *Amber Tanner (Ga) 2:05.01; 3. **Charlotte Cayton-Smith’ (MsSt) 2:05.23 PR; 4. Ersula Farrow (LSU) 2:06.32; 5. ***Katy-Ann McDonald’ (LSU) 2:07.06; 6. *Brittany Parker (TxAM) 2:07.68.

1500: 1. ***Imogen Barrett’ (Fl) 4:17.29 PR; 2. *Carina Viljoen’ (Ar) 4:17.81; 3. *Esther Gitahi’ (Al) 4:19.00; 4. **Taylor Werner (Ar) 4:20.40; 5. ***Lauren Gregory (Ar) 4:21.04; 6. Sydney Brown (Ar) 4:21.83.

St: 1. *Devin Clark (Ar) 9:55.86; 2. **Joyce Kimeli’ (Aub) 10:00.94 PR; 3. **Melissa Menghini (Mo) 10:07.76 PR; 4. **Lisa Vogelgesang’ (Ms) 10:17.14; 5. **Sylvia Russell’ (MsSt) 10:26.67 PR; 6. *Rachel Nichwitz (Ar) 10:29.41.

5000: 1. Werner 15:51.08; 2. Gregory 15:51.58; 3. *Jessica Drop (Ga) 15:54.83; 4. Gitahi’ 15:56.03 PR; 5. Clark 16:03.44; 6. *Jessica Pascoe’ (Fl) 16:03.96.

10,000: 1. Pascoe’ 34:08.41 PR; 2. **Clio Ozanne-Jaques’ (Ms) 34:12.78; 3. Kigen’ 34:19.12 PR; 4. **Heather Stone (SC) 34:20.22 PR; 5. *Ashley Driscoll (TxAM) 34:24.65 PR; 6. *Jordyn Kleve (Mo) 34:27.87 PR.

100H(1.3): 1. Brown’ 12.55 PR (WL, CL) (5, =7 C); 2. Chadwick 12.70 PR (AmCL) (=10, x AmC);

3. *Tonea Marshall (LSU) 12.82; 4. **Alexis Duncan (Tn) 12.87; 5. *Brittley Humphrey (LSU) 13.08; 6. ***Masai Russell (Ky) 13.18; 7. **Gabrielle McDonald’ (TxAM) 13.19; 8. **Milan Young (LSU) 13.20.

400H: 1. **Jurnee Woodward (LSU) 56.77 PR; 2. Humphrey 56.88 PR; 3. Young 57.62 PR; 4. Russell 57.83; 5. Ross 58.03; 6. *Brooklynn Broadwater (Tn) 58.65; 7. **Riley White (MsSt) 58.80.

4 x 100: 1. LSU 42.93 (Marshall, Johnson, Misher, Richardson); 2. Arkansas 43.11 (Parker, Chadwick, Brown’, Campbell); 3. Kentucky 43.11 (Barnes, Steiner, Gray, O’Connor); 4. Alabama 43.32 (Lampkin, Prieto, Darius, Sparling); 5. Texas A&M 43.35 (McDonald, White, Thompson’, Spaulding); 6. Mississippi 43.92; 7. South Carolina 44.18; 8. Tennessee 44.77.

4 x 400: 1. Arkansas 3:29.22 (Peoples, Magee, Chadwick 52.08, Campbell 51.19); 2. Texas A&M 3:29.99 (Owens, Robinson-Jones, Reed 52.65, Richardson 51.07); 3. Florida 3:30.40 (Stephens 53.58, Barnett 51.68); 4. South Carolina 3:31.24 (Jonathas 51.45); 5. Alabama 3:31.66 (McDonald 52.08); 6. Kentucky 3:33.53 (Abbott 50.88); 7. Georgia 3:34.09 (Tanner 52.05); 8. LSU 3:38.20.

Field Events

HJ: 1. *Ellen Ekholm’ (Ky) 5-11½ (1.82); 2. **Tyra Gittens’ (TxAM) 5-11½; 3. Logan Boss (MsSt) 5-10½ (1.79); 4. Stacey Destin (Al) 5-10½; 5. Madeline Fagan (Ga) 5-10½; 6. **Abigail O’Donoghue (LSU) 5-8¾ (1.75).

PV: 1. *Kristen Denk (Vand) 14-3½ (4.36) PR; 2. Tori Hoggard (Ar) 14-3½; 3. Lexi Jacobus (Ar) 14-3½; 4. tie, *Kayla Smith (Ga) & Desiree Freier (Ar) 13-11¾ (4.26); 6. **Lisa Gunnarsson’ (LSU) 13-7¾ (4.16).

LJ: 1. Yanis David’ (Fl) 21-10 (6.65); 2. Kiara Williams (Al) 21-5¼ (6.53) PR; 3. **Tyra Gittens’ (TxAM) 21-5¼ (6.53) PR; 4. **Deborah Acquah’ (TxAM) 21-¾ (6.42) PR; 5. ***Alonie Sutton (Tn) 20-11¾ (6.39); 6. **G’Auna Edwards (Ar) 20-10½ (6.36) PR; 7. **Aliyah Whisby (Ga) 20-8½ (6.31); 8. ***Tatiana Aholou’ (Ky) 20-5¼ (6.23).

TJ: 1. David’ 47-1 (14.35) PR (CL) (2, 4 C) (45-3, 46-½ [CL], 45-8½, 45-4½, 46-1¼ [CL], 47-1) (13.79, 14.03, 13.93, 13.83, 14.05, 14.35);

2. Tiffany Flynn (MsSt) 45-6¼w (13.87) (43-8½/13.32); 3. Marie-Josee Ebwea-Bile’ (Ky) 44-11 (13.69); 4. LaChyna Roe (Tn) 44-4¼ (13.52); 5. *Kala Penn’ (Fl) 43-10 (13.36) PR; 6. *Ciynamon Stevenson (TxAM) 43-6 (13.26); 7. ***Mirieli Santos’ (Mo) 43-1 (13.13); 8. Asa Garcia (Fl) 42-9½ (13.04).

SP: 1. Portious Warren’ (Al) 56-11½ (17.36); 2. Haley Teel (Al) 56-7¼ (17.25) PR; 3. *Nicole Fautsch (Ky) 55-0 (16.76) PR; 4. Stamatia Scarvelis’ (Tn) 54-4 (16.56); 5. **Emily Stauffer (Mo) 53-11¼ (16.44) PR; 6. **Tori McKinley (Aub) 53-8½ (16.37); 7. **Nickolette Dunbar (Al) 53-1¾ (16.20); 8. Gabi Jacobs (Mo) 52-9¼ (16.08).

DT: 1. Jacobs 191-0 (58.22); 2. Scarvelis’ 174-5 (53.16); 3. **Sophia Rivera (Mo) 172-5 (52.56); 4. *Nicole Fautsch (Ky) 169-7 (51.70); 5. Hayden Merrick (Ga) 168-6 (51.36); 6. *Tamia Crockett (Tn) 167-1 (50.92).

HT: 1. Scarvelis’ 224-2 (68.32); 2. ***Madi Malone (Aub) 214-4 (65.33) PR; 3. *Jordan McClendon (Mo) 204-7 (62.37); 4. Rebecca Keating’ (Mo) 201-10 (61.52); 5. **Shey Taiwo (Ms) 199-3 (60.74); 6. **Molly Leppelmeier (Ky) 199-0 (60.67) PR.

JT: 1. *Kylee Carter (Aub) 181-3 (55.26); 2. Rivera 177-11 (54.22); 3. *Marie-Therese Obst’ (Ga) 167-10 (51.17); 4. *Sarah Blake (MsSt) 167-2 (50.95); 5. **Samantha Zelden (Al) 159-10 (48.73); 6. Madalaine Stulce (TxAM) 159-0 (48.47).

Hept(5/9-10): 1. **Amanda Frøynes’ (Fl) 5801 PR; 2. Gittens’ 5793; 3. ***Sterling Lester (Ga) 5534; 4. *Natosha Jordan (Aub) 5389 PR; 5. *Kieshonna Brooks’ (Ms) 5248; 6. Zaria Tillman (MsSt) 5209 PR; 7. ***Asia Poe (MsSt) 5104 PR; 8. ***Mathilde Coquillaud-Salomon’ (SC) 5066 PR. ◻︎

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