It was on WatchESPN within the last hour or two so nothing is up yet. No idea where it would be. Watching on replay when they showed it looked like there was impeding. The Florida girl took an elbow to the chest while passing on the inside with the A+M girl in lane 2, but the A+M girl lost momentum while the UF girl was fine. I would imagine because A+M got 2nd anyway they didn't call it upon first review.
Looked liked Eutsey clipped Ekpone and that's why Eutsey lost her balance and stuck her arm out. It didn't look like Ekpone elbowed Eutsey and I don't think she could have kept running like she did if she got an elbow to the chest.
They have a replay of the SEC meet on ESPN3 the race starts about the 4:35 mark and the "contact" happened around 4:38:20. Other replays round the 4:39:30 mark.[/quote]
How I think the officials probably saw it is that the A+M girl never actually got around the UF girl for the pass that she tried to make about 30-50 meters before the contact so the UF girl had the right to the inside (The two step in front rule whereby you have to be two steps in front of the other athlete to cut in). The A+M girl thought she had the right to the inside lane at that point but she wasn't far enough ahead so she tried to cut in. I could be wrong but that's how I imagine whoever is on the appeal committee saw it.
Honestly, watching it live I thought it would be called a foul but wasn't sure whether it was on UF or A+M. The yellow flag did go up. I don't know. I have no dog in the fight, but I lost my team's high school conference meet in a very similar fashion (getting DQ'd and losing my points costing us the win) which is why I thought this was fascinating.