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Campbell Sprints Lady'Backs to Sixth
        LEXINGTON, Ky. - Junior Veronica Campbell led the University of Arkansas Lady Razorback track team with 18 points on the final day of competition, winning the 200 meter dash in record time, to pace the Lady'Backs to a sixth-place finish at the Southeastern Conference indoor championships at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.
        Wedged between the defending conference and national champion and one of the top sprinters in the nation, Campbell got off to a solid start and made up the stagger on LSU's Muna Lee by the middle of the curve. Holding the lead coming down the home stretch, Campbell put into cruise control as she coasted across the finish line in an SEC Indoor Championship record time of 23.67. Her time crushed the 15-year-old record of Dawn Sowell of LSU by two-tenths of a second, an unheard of difference in a short sprint.
        "Veronica is unbelievably splecial," Arkansas head coach Lance Harter said. "She's a team player and it was nice to see her get a chance to compete against some of the best runners in the country. Now we need to get ready for nationals and prepare for the outdoor season."
        Campbell began her day with a solid 60-meter dash where she improved on her season best of 7.23 by running 7.20, finishing second. Finishing just behind Lee, who set the conference championship record at 7.17, Campbell appeared to get out of the blocks slower than usual but made up ground fast to run past several athletes in the final 20 meters of the competition. Campbell's time would have beaten the conference record had she won the race.
        Also picking up big points for the Lady Razorbacks were their trio of pole vaulters who earned 13 points to Arkansas' team score. Senior Jennifer (Culp) Lincoln was Arkansas' top finisher when she cleared a season best and recorded a very solid NCAA provisional height of 13 feet, 3.5 inches. Lincoln who had not made the NCAA standard this season, finished second at a conference meet for the third time in her career duplicating the efforts of the 2001 and 2002 outdoor seasons.
        Junior Erin Anderson finished fourth overall with a clearance of 12-6 to pick up much needed points and nearly made the bar at 12-10, but just clipped it a pair of times. Freshman Jodi Driggers performed very well by notching a personal best of 12 feet to finish 11th overall.
        Arkansas' stable of 5,000-meter runners also did well as sophomore Maureen Scott was once again the Lady'Backs top finisher in a distance race when she completed the course in 16:55.39 for sixth place. On her heels was junior Alison Zeinner who placed eighth at 16:57.05.
        Holding the torch for the Lady Razorbacks in the 60-meter hurdles was junior Kasia Williams who improved on her season and career best effort during preliminaries on Saturday to finish sixth overall with a time of 8.35.
        The Lady Razorbacks next send several athletes to assorted last chance meets in a final effort to qualify for the NCAA Championships to be held in Fayetteville, March 12-13 at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

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