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Track & Field in good shape for Razorback Invitational

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The Razorbacks’ track and field teams begin the season at the Arkansas Invitational, Jan. 15. The Hogs will stay in Fayetteville for the Razorback Invitational, Jan. 29-30.

The Arkansas Razorbacks men’s track and field team is looking to take care of business in Fayetteville when they compete in the Razorback Invitational January 29-30.  The meet is for both the mens and womens teams.

Apart from Arkansas, several other traditional track and field powerhouses will compete in the meet. Texas A&M, Florida, Oregon, L.S.U., Iowa, Georgia, Kansas, Iowa State, Texas, Purdue, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will be present for the meet.

On Friday, the pentathlon will take place for the women and the heptathlon for the men at 11 a.m. to kick off the meet. In the afternoon, starting at 5 pm the track events will begin. That includes the 60-meter hurdle prelims as well as the 60-meter dash prelims. At 6:20 p.m. the 500-meter run and the 200-meter dash will begin, and after that at 8 p.m. the DMR will take place. All of these events will include both the men and women, starting with the women.

Field events on Friday include the pole vault, weight throw, long jump and high jump. Field events start at 3 p.m. and also feature both the men and women.

On Saturday the day will start with the heptathlon for the men at 11 a.m. and followed by multiple running events beginning at noon. The will end after the men run the 4x400-meter hurdle at 4:30 p.m. The shot put and triple jump will begin at 1 p.m.

The women’s team was impressive during the Arkansas Invitational on January 15.

The ladies excelled particularly in the field events. The No. 1 ranked Hogs finished with the the best three jumpers in a top-three sweep of the high jump event.

Freshman Lexi Weeks put on a show in the pole vault, and started her career at Arkansas strong. Weeks cleared a height of 4.50-meters/14-9 to win the event. That leads all SEC and National competitors. Her sister Tori also impressed coming in second. The sister hold the one and two spot in the national rankings right now.

The Ladies also showed off their strength, especially Micah Davis, who threw the shotput ten feet further than any other competitor. She threw the shot an impressive 14.27-meters/46-10.

Nikki Hiltz, a transfer from Oregon, finished the 1,000-meter run in 2:45.94. That mark made her the top-collegiate finisher.

The Razorback women’s squad was also able to cap their dominating performance with a win in the 4x400 meter relay over Texas Tech.

Coach Buckman and the men also had a good outing at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Kenzo Cotton and Jarrion Lawson, the 2015 4x100 meter relay champions, were the highlights of the night. The duo posted a time of 6.64. That is the fourth best in the NCAA and the World in 2016.

Senior Cale Wallace finished first in the 1,000-meter run when he kicked it into gear with only 50 yards to go. Wallace finished with a time of 2:24.94.


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