FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Erica Bougard broke a fourteen-year-old school record in the triple jump with an outstanding 41-09.25 leap on the final day Sunday at the 2013 Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
The Mississippi State indoor track and field team also turned in a time of 3:39.28 in the 4x400-meter relay to set a season best and school record. The quartet consisted of Bougard, Ocian Archer, Jody-Ann Muir and Kanishia Carey.
Bougard’s sixth-place score added three points to MSU's total, surpassing Elisha Williams’ record of 40-09.00, which was set in 1999. Earlier in the day, Bougard claimed two other points for the team, finishing seventh in the 60-meter hurdles finals with a time of 8.51 seconds. The sophomore, alone, accounted for 13 of the team’s 18 points.
Muir posted a personal-best 53.22 seconds in the women’s 400-meter dash finals to put her second on MSU’s all-time indoor list. Muir’s speedy performance awarded her an eighth-place finish and picked up one point for the team.
Other Lady Bulldogs to see action on day three included sophomore Ebony Brinker (14th, 40-02.00) and senior Alyssa Hall (13th, 5-07.00) in the high jump. Chloe Phillips, Brittany Covington, Katie Huston and Fabienne Amrhein also turned in a season-best time of 11:45.43 in the distance medley relay to finish 10th.
MSU's 18 points landed them 11th in the conference.
“I couldn't be prouder of how our women performed this weekend,” coach Steve Dudley said. “There is no doubt in my mind that we'll rank in the nation's Top 25. If we keep doing our job, we'll be even better in the years to come.”
Women - Day Three
60m Hurdles Finlas: Jasmin Stowers, LSU, 8.06
MSU: 7. Erica Bougard, 8:51
400m Finals: Regina George, Arkansas, 51.40
MSU: 8. Jody-Ann Muir, 53.22
High Jump Finals: Jeannelle Scheper, South Carolina, 6-01.50
MSU: 13. Alyssa Hall, 5-07.00
Final Team Results:
1. Arkansas, 114.50
2. LSU, 109.50
3. Texas A&M, 88
4. Florida, 87.50
5. Georgia, 52.50
6. South Carolina, 50
7. Kentucky, 34
8. Tennessee, 29
9. Missouri, 28
10. Alabama, 25
11. Mississippi State, 18
12. Ole Miss, 11
13. Auburn, 9
14. Vanderbilt, 5