The Florida Gators track and field teams are in Fayetteville, Arkansas this weekend for the 2013 SEC Indoor Championships. Yes, they've both got a great shot at taking home the crown.
The 2013 SEC Indoor Championships begin today at the Randal Tyson Track Center at the University of Arkansas, as the entire SEC is in town for the three-day meet which begins today and ends on Sunday. The men's crown, is expected to be decided between either Arkansas, who is ranked No. 1 in the country, the Gators (who are No. 2) and LSU (No. 3).
It's kind of like what do you value more, sprinters or distance runners? Arkansas has the distance points out there to take the crown, the Gators have the sprinters and jumpers, and LSU is the "in the middle" team that does pretty decent in all aspects.
As for the women's side of the championships, well, LSU (No. 1), Arkansas (No. 3), Florida (No. 6), Georgia (No. 7) and Texas A&M (No. 9) all have a shot at winning the SEC crown.
The action in Fayetteville begins today for the Gators at 2:30 p.m. ET as Lorriane Graham begins her quest for the women's pentathlon title. On Saturday, the both the men's and women's teams begin a full day of competition at 11:00 a.m. ET with the men's weight throw and the women's pole vault. Most of the field events on Saturday are the preliminaries and the finals, so points will most definitely be handed out. The running events and a couple field events will all be decided on Sunday, when the action also begins at 11:00 a.m. ET.
A full schedule of the events from a Gators perspective can be viewed here, courtesy of GatorZone.
As mentioned throughout the season, the Gators men are looking to reclaim the SEC title they lost last year after winning it in 2011. The women's team won the SEC title last year and are looking to make it three out of four years they are crowned champions.
You can view all the action live, courtesy of a live video stream on RazorVision at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The free video feed begins today at 2:00 p.m. ET and will continue until the conclusion of events. The free live video feed will begin on at 1:00 p.m. ET on both Saturday and Sunday and will continue until all events are finished and champions are crowned.
ESPN3 will also carry a live video feed (also free) on Saturday beginning at 3:25 p.m. ET until roughly 8:15 p.m. ET. ESPN3's Sunday feed will be broadcasted live from 2:25 p.m. ET and last until the events are concluded, which is expected to be around 5:00 p.m. ET. ESPNU will also broadcast a highlight package on Wednesday, March 13th at 9:30 p.m. ET for those who miss the action or want to see it again.
For those who will be unable to watch the meet live, Flash Results will be posting up-to-the-second results online and that will be available throughout the entire weekend.