OXFORD, Miss. –Running late into the night at the SEC Outdoor Championships after a weather delay of more than five hours, Arkansas totaled 11 points in the steeplechase after third- and fourth-place finishes from Logan Jolly and Krissy Gear.
Through seven of 21 events scored, Auburn currently leads the team with 36 points, followed by Florida (32) and Texas A&M (28). Close quarters separate the next three schools by just half a point – Georgia (27.5), Ole Miss (27) and Alabama (26). Arkansas is currently in seventh place with 22 points.
Jolly was one of three athletes to break the Ole Miss facility record of 9:58.31 set earlier this season by Kayla Schiera of Southern Illinois. She produced a time of 9:57.11 to finish behind Joyce Kimeli of Auburn (9:49.13) and Perri Bockrath of Kentucky (9:52.48).
Gear, who set the meet record of 9:38.62 when winning the title in 2021, clocked fourth in 10:03.34 after falling on the water jump midway through the race.
Qualifying went well for the Razorbacks as seven qualified in four events.
Lauren Gregory and Gear qualified for the 1500m final by finishing 1-2 in their preliminary heat. Gregory posted a time of 4:16.91 while Gear finished in 4:16.97 when they were second and fifth overall.
Yoveinney Mota produced a 13.09 to place third in his preliminary run behind Kaylah Robinson of Texas A&M (12.89) and Grace Stark of Florida (12.94). LSU’s Alia Armstrong led the field with a 12.87.
After leading the 400m hurdles preliminaries with a school record on Thursday, Britton Wilson posted the best time of the 400m preliminaries with a time of 51.20. Joining Wilson in the final are teammates Rosey Effiong (51.75) and Morgan Burks-Magee (52.22).
Jada Baylark advanced in the 100m with an 11.56 which was fifth best overall. Joanne Reid placed 16and overall with an 11.85.