Feb. 21, 2013
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Auburn track and field opens competition against many of the top programs in the country on Friday as the 2013 SEC Indoor Championships begin at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. Action continues through Sunday.
The meet begins at 1 p.m. CT Friday and continues at 10 a.m. CT Saturday and Sunday. Live results will be available through www.flashresults.com and complete meet information may be found at the links above.
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"This is the toughest field in the country," Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. "The SEC is the top track and field conference in the country and this meet is always a war. You need what I call `fire power' to have success in this meet and I feel like we have that. I'm looking forward to see what we are able to accomplish. We will be fighting for every point we are able to get."
Auburn enters the meet heavy in the sprint categories and it returns a pair of champions from a season ago. Senior Kai Selvon hopes will defend her title in the women's 60 meters, while senior Harry Adams will do the same in the men's 60 meters.
Adding to the intrigue in the men's 60m race is fellow Auburn senior Marcus Rowland, the 2010 champion in the event. He is fully healthy and competing in the event for the first time since his victory nearly three years ago. Rowland and Adams are ranked first and third in the league this season, respectively.
The Tigers also boast a pair of SEC outdoor champions in men's thrower Stephen Saenz and women's high jumper Maya Pressley. Both are looking for their first indoor championships.
Auburn finished the 2012 championships in seventh (men) and sixth (women). The Tigers have won six SEC indoor titles overall and 114 individual titles overall. Under Spry, the men have totaled 21 individual conference championships and the women have secured 22 of its 30 titles.
The SEC Indoor Championships will air as part of a 90-minute show on ESPNU on Wednesday, March 13 beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET. ESPN3 will stream the meet live during the following times: Saturday, February 23 from 2:25-7:15 p.m. CT and Sunday, February 24 from 12:30-5 p.m. CT. The University of Arkansas will stream live the portions of the meet not on ESPN3 on its own Web site www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The ESPN commentary team includes Dwight Stones (play-by-play), Larry Rawson (color analysis) and Lewis Johnson (sideline reporter).