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Mississippi State Women's Track's Marta Freitas Claims SEC Indoor Mile Championship

The Bulldogs snagged an individual SEC championship Saturday.

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Mississippi State's Marta Freitas claimed an SEC Championship in the one mile run at the 2016 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships a day after setting a 3000m record for the Bulldogs in Fayetteville, Ark.

The championship came thanks to a personal record time of 4:38.21 for Freitas, a mark good enough for third all-time at Mississippi State.

"I'm really excited about the title. I don't believe that I actually won yet," Freitas said. "I just always look to get better. I trusted a lot in coach [Houston] Franks. He challenged me doing four races this weekend. I'm just really happy."

Overall, the Bulldogs tallied 42 points to finish seventh. Arkansas won the event with 110 points.