Auburn Track and Field Gears Up for 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships

May 14, 2014

 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships
 Date & Time  Thursday-Sunday, May 15-18
 Location  Kentucky Track & Field Complex -- Lexington, Ky.
 Notes  Meet Notes
 Live Results  SEC Championship Results
 Online  Twitter: @AUTrack | Facebook: Auburn Track & Field

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn track and field team will compete in the 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships from May 15-18 at the Kentucky Track and Field Stadium in Lexington, Ky.

The SEC Championships begin on Thursday at 11 am CT with the heptathlon and decathlon and will conclude on Sunday at 4:35 pm CT with the men's 4x400 meter relay.

"We have had some good workouts coming up to this point. Obviously at this point in the year it is about being sharp and being rested," head coach Ralph Spry said. "We try to start peaking at this point in the year, which means working on a lot of technical stuff and not as much strength and endurance work.

"We had a lot of young ladies step it up at the SEC Indoor Championships so we are looking for the same at the SEC Outdoor Championships. It is never an easy meet. Every point is very critical. They have competed really well this year. Marshay Ryan has been jumping well all year and Valentina Muzaric has done well all year, so we will need them to get the ball rolling and get points up on the board. On the men's side, Stephen Saenz has really been on fire this outdoor season. I am looking for him to set the tone for us. I think our kids our ready, and I feel pretty well with where we are at."

Saenz enters the meet with the longest throw in the conference in the shot put and second nationally with a distance of 66-9.25/20.35m. The Rio Grande City, Texas native was the 2011 SEC Outdoor Champion in the shot put and also claimed the 2013 SEC Indoor Championship in the shot put.

Junior Valentina Muzaric will be competing in the shot put and heads into the weekend with the ninth-longest throw in the nation in the shot put at 56-0.5/17.08m. Muzaric was runner-up at the SEC Indoor Championships, before placing second at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot put with a throw of 58-8.5/17.89m.

The SEC Championships will be streamed live on ESPN3 on Saturday, May 17 from 2:40 p.m. CT to 5:50 p.m. CT and on Sunday, May 18 from 12:50 pm CT to 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 pm CT.

Live scoring for the SEC Championships can be found online here.

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 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships Schedule
Thursday, May 15
11 a.m.
 Heptathlon 100m Hurdles
 Heptathlon High Jump
 Heptathlon Shot Put
 Heptathlon 200m
12:30 p.m.
 Decathlon 100m
 Decathlon Long Jump
 Decathlon Shot Put
 Decathlon High Jump
 Decathlon 400m
12:30 p.m.
 Women's Hammer Throw Final
Friday, May 16
11:00 a.m.
 Decathlon 110m Hurdles
 Decathlon Discus
 Decathlon Pole Vault
 Decathlon Javelin
 Decathlon 1500m
12:30 p.m.
 Heptathlon Long Jump
 Hepathlon Javelin
 Heptathlon 800m
12:30 p.m.
 Men's Hammer Throw Final
5:15 p.m.
 Women's 800m Prelim
5:30 p.m.
 Men's 800m Prelim
5:45 p.m.
 Women's 200m Prelim
6:05 p.m.
 Men's 200m Prelim
6:25 p.m.
 Women's 400m Hurdles Prelim
6:40 p.m.
 Men's 400m Hurdles Prelim
7:05 p.m.
 Women's 10,000m Final
7:45 p.m.
 Men's 10,000m Final
Saturday, May 17
12: 00 p.m.
 Women's Long Jump Final
12:00 p.m.
 Women's Javelin Final
2:00 p.m.
 Women's High Jump Final
2:00 p.m.
 Women's Shot Put Final
2:45 p.m.
 Women's 1500m Prelim
3:00 p.m.
 Men's Long Jump Final
3:00 p.m.
 Men's 1500m Prelim
3:20 p.m.
 Women's 100m Hurdles Prelim
3:30 p.m.
 Women's Pole Vault Final
3:30 p.m.
 Men's Discus Final
3:40 p.m.
 Men's 110m Hurdles Prelim
4:00 p.m.
 Women's 400m Prelim
4:20 p.m.
 Men's 400m Prelim
4:40 p.m.
 Women's 100m Prelim
4:55 p.m.
 Men's 100m Prelim
5:20 p.m.
 Women's Steeplechase Final
5:40 p.m.
 Men's Steeplechase Final
Sunday, May 18
10:00 a.m.
 Men's Javelin Final
11:00 a.m.
 Women's Triple Jump Final
12:30 p.m.
 Men's Shot Put Final
1:00 p.m.
 Men's Pole Vault Final
1:00 p.m.
 Women's 4x100m Final
1:10 p.m.
 Men's 4x100m Final
1:20 p.m.
 Women's 1500m Final
1:30 p.m.
 Men's 1500m Final
1:40 p.m.
 Women's 100m Hurdles Final
1:50 p.m.
 Men's 110m Hurdles Final
2:00 p.m.
 Men's Triple Jump Final
2:00 p.m.
 Women's Discus Final
2:00 p.m.
 Men's High Jump Final
2:00 p.m.
 Women's 400m Final
2:10 p.m.
 Men's 400m Final
2:20 p.m.
 Women's 100m Final
2:30 p.m.
 Men's 100m Final
2:40 p.m.
 Women's 800m Final
2:50 p.m.
 Men's 800m Final
3:00 p.m.
 Women's 400m Hurdles Final
3:10 p.m.
 Men's 400m Hurdles Final
3:20 p.m.
 Women's 200m Final
3:30 p.m.
 Men's 200m Final
3:40 p.m.
 Women's 5000m Final
4:00 p.m.
 Men's 5000m Final
4:25 p.m.
 Women's 4x400m Final
4:35 p.m.
 Men's 4x400m Final