Monday, February 27, 2006

Re: Golden Age of Longhorn Sports Continues

OK, I have to toot the horn of my beloved Razorbacks. Yesterday they won the 2006 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championship. The conference title is the 78th in Arkansas’ history including its 13th SEC indoor championship in 15 tries since entering the SEC in 1992. The Hogs have also won 40 of 44 SEC championships combined in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field in that span.

And to show that this isn't just a SEC thing, here are some stats that might be of interest:

* 26-consecutive conference titles in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track combined from 1987-1995.
* 67 conference championships in the last 72 events Arkansas has entered since 1981-82.
* 12-consecutive NCAA indoor track championships (1984-1995), the longest string of national titles by any school in any sport in collegiate history.
* 31-consecutive league cross country championships (1974-2004).

And finally:

John McDonnell, the UA Head Track coach, has won more national championships (41) than any coach in any sport in the history of college athletics. The next highest is 26 by Pat Henry, former LSU and current track coach at Texas A&M.

In Arkansas, if they DON'T win an SEC and/or NC in track, it's big news. If they could just translate this success to football....


Scooter said...

Wow, that is really impressive. Now, I can sweat about something as UT's track team heads to Fayetteville next month.

Your school's track team is like our swimming team. Eddie Reece is the coach here that all other coaches look up dangle a preposition.

Scooter said...

Am also glad I didn't start this nonsense with a post about the track team's chanpionship.

Did he win all 41 championships at UA?

love johnson said...

Yep, all at the UA.

Scooter said...

That is amazing.