Arkansas Back On Top

NEW ORLEANS – The Arkansas women’s track and field team are back on top of the standings after a weekend of epic performances at the John McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

This is the third week of the 2016 outdoor season that the Razorbacks have been ranked as the best team in the country by the USTFCCCA.

Along with Arkansas, nine other Southeastern Conference programs earned a spot among the 25 most-talented programs in the nation, including: No. 2 Kentucky, No. 5 Florida, No. 6 LSU, No. 9 Tennessee, No. 12 Texas A&M, No. 13 Georgia, No. 14 Mississippi State, No. 20 Auburn and No. 24 Mississippi.

Notable Razorbacks

  • 200: Taylor Ellis-Watson has the second fastest time in the NCAA with 22.60w* seconds.
  • 1,500: Dominique Scott-Efurd (four minutes, 14.23 seconds) and Jessica Kamilos (4:17.97) both hold spots in the SEC top five.
  • 5,000: Scott-Efurd leads the nation with her time of 15:25.10 from the Stanford Invitational.
  • 100H: Payton Stumbaugh posted a new school record of 12.83 moving her up to No. 2 in the NCAA.
  • 3,000-meter steeplechase: Kamilos remains one of best collegians in the event and the top runner in the SEC with 9:59.96.
  • Pole Vault: Lexi (15-2 3/4) and Tori (14-5 1/4) Weeks are No. 1 and T-No. 2, respectively in the SEC. Lexi Weeks leads the NCAA with the fourth-best clearance in the world for 2016.
  • Heptathlon: Taliyah Brooks (5,991), Stumbaugh (5,985) and Alex Gochenour (5,833) check in at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5, respectively, in the SEC. Brooks and Stumbaugh are inside the NCAA top three while Gochenour is the eighth-best collegian this year.

Arkansas will travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to take part in the LSU Invitational on April 30.

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