Hogs Hold Onto Momentum in New York City
The No. 1 University of Arkansas men’s track and field team finished the 2013 Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City with five top-three results and a total of 45 team points over the two days of action.
Tomas Squella recorded the only winning time for the Hogs all weekend, a 1 hour, 49.51 seconds, in the men’s 800-meter run.
Teammate Andrew Pisechko rode his time to a ninth-place overall finish.
Jarrion Lawson also recorded a runner-up finish in the long jump competition. Lawson’s jump measured out to be 7.84m/25-8 3/4. Caleb Cross also finished in third place for the 60-meter hurdles and team’s distance medley.
Anthony Lieghio, Eric Janise, Patrick Rono and Kemoy Campbell comprised the men’s distance medley and finished with a time of 9:35.50 for their third-place finish.
The No. 4 University of Arkansas women’s team also competed in New York this weekend. Friday marked a runner-up performance and No. 3 best time in school history for the team distance medley relay. The team composed of Grace Heymsfield, Regina George, Martine Borge and Dominique Scott combined for a time of 11:04.93 in the second place effort.
The Hogs also had a competitor record a personal best. Tamara Meyers posted a personal best in the long jump competition, going a distance of 6.13m/20-1 1/2.
Saturday’s competition brought even more wins for the Hogs.
The 4×400 relay team and Keri Wood recorded victories on the final day of competition in New York City. Arkansas had many members finish very well in their respective runs.
The 4×400 relay team was composed of members Sparkle McKnight, Borge, Gwendolyn Flowers and George recorded a time of 3:35.20 to win the event. Arkansas finished nearly three seconds ahead of Clemson, the runner-up competitor.
Wood ran a 4:48.90 mile for the victory, and teammate Diane Robison finished third with a time of 4:49.79. Robison knocked nearly 16 seconds off her previous best for her third-place performance. Wood and Robison marked the best times of four Razorbacks who finished in the top seven for the mile event of the invitational.
Both the men and women will compete in the Tyson Invitational next weekend. The event will be held in Fayetteville at the Randal Tyson Track Center, and will feature over 40 teams.