Arkansas Hurdlers Shine at Gladstein
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. / ALBUQUERQUE, Nm. – Day two action for the top-ranked Arkansas women’s track and field team centered around the high-hurdle finals.
At the Gladstein Fieldhouse in Bloomington, Ind. Arkansas hurdle crew of Taliyah Brooks, Alex Gochenour, Kelsey Herman and Payton Stumbaugh swept the 60-meter hurdle finals.
SEC leader in the 60-meter hurdles Brooks placed first in the finals section running 8.26 to narrowly edge out Stumbaugh who crossed the finish line to take second place in 8.29.
Herman and Gochenour completed the sweep finishing third and fourth respectively.
Brooks, Gochenour and Stumbaugh carried their success over to the field as they all finished within the top five of the long jump. The top entrant in the field, Brooks earned her second victory of the day leaping 6.10m/20-0 to finish in first. Gochenour jumped 5.83m/19-1.25 for fourth place while Stumbaugh marked 5.66m/18-7 for fifth place.
Newcomer Kiara Parker added another strong performance for the Razorbacks finishing second in the 60-meter dash in 7.60.
Arkansas capped their weekend in Indiana with three more event wins with Therese Haiss in the invitational 800-meter run, Kailee Sawyer in the open 800-meter run and Taylor Ellis-Watson in the 200-meter dash.
Out west at the New Mexico Cherry and Silver Invitational the Razorbacks earned four top ten finishes – three in the pole vault and one in the shot put.
NCAA pole vault leader Lexi Weeks continued her solid freshman campaign as the top collegiate performer in the event. Weeks collected another 14 foot clearance finishing in second place with 4.40m/14-5.25 behind Nike athlete Mary Saxer.
Ariel Voskamp and Tori Weeks tied for fifth place in the pole vault with clearances of 4.15m/13-7.25.
Junior Micah Dennis finished in seventh place in the shot put with a throw of 14.03m/46-0.5.
Arkansas returns to the Randal Tyson Track Center on Friday, Jan. 29 when they host 12 of the best programs around the nation at the Razorback Invitational.
Season tickets are available for $40 and can be purchased by visiting arkansasrazorbacks.com, contacting the Razorback Athletics Ticket Center via phone at (800) 982-4647 or in person at the Razorback Athletics Ticket Center located at 1295 S. Razorback Rd, just east of Baum Stadium.
2016 Gladstein Invitational Day 2 Results
60 Meters Finals
Kiara Parker (2) – 7.60
Monisa Dobbins (7) – 25.54
Leigha Brown (9) – 25.50
Damajahnee Birch (12) – 25.82
200 Meters Invitational
Taylor Ellis-Watson (1) – 23.70
Payton Stumbaugh (2) – 24.12
Daina Harper (4) – 24.81
Brianna Swinton (5) – 24.83
Kiara Parker (6) – 24.90
Taliyah Brooks (7) – 24.91
Kelsey Herman (9) – 25.04
Jaela Williams (10) – 26.40
600 Meters Invitational
Ceara Watson (3) – 1:33.44
Kailee Sawyer (1) – 2:10.54
800 Meters Invitational
Therese Haiss (1) – 2:11.49
Annika Sisson (7) – 2:18.33
60 Meter Hurdles Finals
Taliyah Brooks (1) – 8.26
Payton Stumbaugh (2) – 8.29
Kelsey Herman – (3) 8.49
Alex Gochenour – (4) 8.62
Taliyah Brooks (1) – 6.10m/20-0
Alex Gochenour (4) – 5.83m/19-1.25
Payton Stumbaugh (5) – 5.66m/18-7
Leigha Brown (11) – 5.41m/
2016 New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational Day 2 Results
Albuquerque Convention Center
Micah Dennis (7) – 14.03m/46-0.5
Lexi Weeks (2) – 4.40m/14-5.25
Ariel Voskamp (5) – 4.15m/13-7.25
Tori Weeks (5) – 4.15m/13-7.25
Megan Zimlich (12) – 4.00m/13-1.5
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