May 16, 2014
Lexington, Ky. -
The Auburn track and field team advanced three freshmen to Sunday's finals and sophomore Parker Shearer claimed sixth in the men's decathlon to highlight the Tigers' performances at the second day of the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships. Shearer's sixth-place gave the AU men their first team points of the meet.
Competing in their first outdoor conference meet, Terey Smith and Khalil Henderson both advanced to the men's 200m finals, while Sashel Brown advanced in the women's 400m hurdles.
Smith automatically qualified for the 200m finals after winning his heat in 20.92, which was the sixth-fastest preliminary time. Henderson was second in his heat in 21.02 and posted the fastest non-automatic qualifying time, seventh overall.
Brown notched the eighth fastest prelim time in the women's 400m hurdles in 59.45.
Shearer's 6,843 points in the decathlon was the best showing by an Auburn athlete at SEC outdoors since Jager Livingston's 7,160 points in 2010. Teammate Coren Crompton, competing in his first ever decathlon was 10th with 6,748 points, just 16 points of eighth place.
Saturday's field events begin at noon CT, with running events starting at 2:45 p.m.
The SEC Championships will be streamed live on ESPN3 on Saturday, May 17 from 2:40-5:50 p.m. CT and on Sunday, May 18 from 12:50 pm-4:50 pm CT. The 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships will air as part of a two-hour show on ESPNU on Thursday, May 22, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
Live scoring for the SEC Championships can be found online at http://branchsportstech.com/2014_Meets/outdoor/05-15-sec