Freshman Leonard Scott won the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Track and

Field Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday to lead Tennessee to

a 15th-place tie and the school's sixth top-15 finish in the last seven

years.

Scott, who finished runner-up in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships

last month, ran a 6.58 to defeat Arizona State junior Marcus Brunson

(6.62).

Places three through five were claimed by SEC rivals Terrance Trammell of

South Carolina, John Capel of Florida and Auburn's Coby Miller,

respectively.

Scott's 10 points, in addition to the five earned by Dawane Wallace and Tim

Bell on Friday, tied Tennessee with Auburn for 15th with 15 points. SEC

champion Arkansas claimed the NCAA Indoor title for the second consecutive

year with 65 points, followed by Stanford (42.5), Clemson (28), South

Carolina (27) and Texas (25).

Six SEC schools finished among the nation's top-15 teams.

Scott, from Zachary, La., is the first indoor NCAA sprint champion for the

Vols since Sam Graddy won the 60-yard dash in 1985. Willie Gault won both

the 60-yard dash and the 60-yard hurdles in 1983.

Like Gault, Scott also plays football for the Vols and was a redshirt wide

receiver during last year's championship season. During the 1999 indoor

season, Scott set and broke 55-, 60- and 200-meter school records on seven

different occasions. He is currently the school's indoor-record holder in

the 60 meters (6.56), the 200 meters (20.97) and holds the Tennessee

freshman record of 6.07 in the 55-meter dash.

On Friday, senior Dawane Wallace finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles to

earn his third All-America honor since 1997. Also, Tim Bell took eighth in

the high jump (7-2 1/2) to become the first high jump All-America at

Tennessee since Randy Jenkins won the event in 1994.