Feb. 21, 2013
- After taking a week off to train in Knoxville, the Tennessee track & field team will return to the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark., for the 2013 edition of the SEC Indoor Championships.
- Action is set to begin on Friday, Feb. 22 with the men's heptathlon and the women's pentathlon. UT will not have any athletes competing in those events.
- The meet will begin for the Vols and Lady Vols on Saturday with the men's weight throw at 11 a.m. ET and the women's pole vault at 1 p.m. ET.
- Tickets are available through the Arkansas ticket office. Reserved tickets are available for $35, while general admission seating is available for $25. Every ticket is good for all three days of the championships.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
- Large portions of the 2013 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championship will be streamed live via ESPN3 on WatchESPN.com. The broadcast windows are scheduled for 3:25-8:15 p.m. ET on Saturday and 1:30-6 p.m. ET on Sunday.
- In addition, RazorVision on ArkansasRazorbacks.com will broadcast the remainder of the event for free.
- The 2013 SEC Indoor Championship will also air as part of a 90-minute show on ESPNU on Wednesday, March 13 beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET.
- Also be sure to follow the Tennessee track & field team on twitter at @Vol_Track.
- The Vols enter the competition in search of their league-leading 19th SEC indoor title. UT and defending champions Arkansas are currently tied for the league lead with 18 titles on the men's side. The Vols won their last SEC indoor title in 1996.
- The Lady Vols will be looking to capture the SEC indoor crown for the fifth time overall and the fourth time in nine years. The UT women last won the event in 2009 and have won it three times under Director of Track & Field/Cross Country J.J. Clark.
- The Big Orange women will also look to extend their winning streak in the DMR at the meet. UT has won six-consecutive women's distance medley relays and set the meet record in 2011 at 11:05.37. Dating back to 2004, the Lady Vols have won eight of the past nine SEC championships in the indoor DMR.
- Since 2002, all but one SEC indoor women's 800m title has gone to either the Lady Vols or LSU. UT won consecutive titles from 2009-11.
NATION'S BEST COMPETITION
- The nation's top team on both the men's and women's sides will be in attendance this weekend, as the USTFCCCA has the Arkansas men and LSU women on top of polls.
- In total, the meet will feature a nation-leading 11 ranked teams across the two genders.
- On the men's side, three-time defending NCAA Champion Florida is No. 2, Texas A&M is No. 3, LSU is No. 16 and Ole Miss checks in at No. 19 nationally.
- On the women's side, five SEC teams are ranked among the nation's top 10, led by No. 1 LSU. Arkansas is No. 3, Florida is No. 6, Georgia is No. 7 and Texas A&M is No. 9. South Carolina checks in at No. 14.
2013 RECORD BREAKERS
RETURNING INDOOR ALL-AMERICANS