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
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
Places three through five were claimed by SEC rivals Terrance Trammell of
South Carolina, John Capel of Florida and Auburn's Coby Miller,
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.
Scott wins first at NCAA track finals
Published: Tue Mar 09, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:47 p.m.