Tennessee claimed league titles in two events, finished second in one and grabbed third in another Sunday on the final day of the 2012 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.
Those finishes also came with historical or current significance. Annie Alexander claimed her second victory of the meet and a whopping eighth league title of her career, and Ellen Wortham broke a 28-year-old school record as a repeat winner. Chanelle Price led a UT scoring surge with a runner-up effort in the 800, and Matthew Hoty snapped his own UT freshman record while finishing third in the shot.
Those efforts contributed to the Lady Vols’ ability to tally 97 points and finish fifth, while the Vols wound up 10th with 30. LSU scored 161.50 points to win the women’s team race, while Arkansas took the men’s crown with 196.
Wortham was dominant in the women’s 400m hurdles, collecting her second-straight SEC victory with a sizzling readout of 55.55 seconds. Not only did it enable the senior to beat LSU’s Cassandra Tate (56.82) by more than a second, it enabled Wortham to replace 12-time All-American and 1984 Olympian Sharrieffa Barksdale (55.58) as the Lady Vol record-holder in that event with a time that ranks No. 2 in the NCAA this season.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.