Brown Runs into the Record Books

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On a weekend that includes Penn Relays and Drake Relays, Arkansas’ Second-Annual National Relay Championships provided a plethora of elite marks including a 100mH/200m double that trails only Jackie Joyner-Kersee Friday afternoon at John McDonnell Field.

Janeek. Brown.

Her name is synonymous with success and All-American honors, but Friday afternoon the sophomore from Kingston, Jamacia achieved a feat that is rarely seen in modern-day track & field.

Brown started her day with a World-Leading time of 12.57 (+1.6) in the 100-meter hurdles that broke the old facility record of 12.84 set by Baylor’s Tiffani McReynolds in 2014. It also lowered the Arkansas program record in the 100-meter hurdles from 12.80 that was set last year by Brown at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Brown returned to the track about an hour later and posted the fastest time in the SEC this season with an impressive 22.67 that is No. 3 on the Arkansas All-time list trailing only Olympians Veronica Campbell (22.41) and Taylor Ellis-Watson (22.48).

“She’s a great competitor,” said head coach Lance Harter. “She was an All-American as a freshman indoors and outdoors. What she did today was absolutely phenomenal! For her to post the leading time in the 200-meters in the SEC where it’s a ‘Who’s Who’ of sprinting talent and to do it as a hurdler, is a tribute to Chris Johnson’s training and the job he’s done in recruiting and developing these sprinters,” Harter said.

Brown’s 100mH/200m double Friday afternoon was the second-fastest in world history:
35.01 (12.71/22.30) Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 1988
35.24 (12.57/22.67) Janeek Brown, 2019
35.25 (12.69/22.56) Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 1988
35.40 (12.54/22.86) Jessica Ennis-Hill,  2012
35.48 (13.13/22.35) Dafne Schippers, 2014
35.51 (12.49/23.02) Sally Pearson, 2012
35.63 (12.90/22.73) Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, 2018

Elsewhere on the track, Arkansas secured National Relays Championship in the women’s 4×1500-meter relay as Meghan Underwood, Quinn Owen, Sydney Brown and Maddy Reed raced to the victory running 17:56.89.

Arkansas also turned in top-three finishes in the Sprint Medley Relay where Tamara Kuykendall, Morgan Burks-Magee, Sydney Hammit, and Paris Peoples ran 3:55.61 for third-place.

Bailee McCorkle’s clearance of 4.05m (13-3.50), and G’Auna Edwards mark in the long jump (6.35m/20-10)  rounded out the Razorback medalist on day one of the National Relay Championships.

Through two events scored, Arkansas is currently in second-place with 16 points.

PLACE WOMEN [2 out of 6 scored] SCORE
1 Texas 18
2 Arkansas 16
3 Kansas State 8
4 TCU 6

For complete results click here.

Arkansas will return to wrap up the second-annual National Relay Championships Saturday morning with action from John McDonnell Field being broadcast LIVE on SEC Network.

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Women’s 100m Hurdle
1st – Janeek Brown – 12.57* World-Lead/Facility Record/Program Record/Lifetime-best
5th- G’Auna Edwards – 13.42

Women’s 100m
4th – Kiara Parker – 11.41
7th- Tamara Kuykendall – 11.71

Women’s 200m
2nd- Janeek Brown – 22.67
4th- Kethlin Campell- 22.90
8th- Payton Chadwick- 23.27
9th- Kiara Parker – 23.45
16th- Morgan Burkes Magee – 23.87
18th- Shafiqua Maloney – 24.01
19th- Paris Peoples – 24.08

Women’s 400m
4th – Morgan Burks-Magee – 53.24
6th – Paris Peoples – 53.30
8th- Sydney Hammit – 53.61
14th – Shafiqua Maloney – 54.76
21st- Sydney Davis – 55.91
28th – Alexandra Byrnes – 57.54
29th – Joy Ripslinger – 1:03.86

Women’s 800m
14th – Josie Carson – 2:14.18

Women’s 1500m
8th- Micah Huckabee – 4:38.31
14th- Greta Taylor – 4:49.53
15th – Payton Brown – 4:52.72
16th – Tess Iler – 5:12.36

Women’s 4×1500
1st- Arkansas 17:56.89

Women’s SMR
3rd- Arkansas- 3:55:61

Women’s Discuss
10th – Riley Hoogerwef – 41.94m (137-7)

Women’s Javelin
6th- Elleyt Belote- 106-8
7th- Riley Hogerwerf- 92-3

Women’s pole vault
3rd- Bailee McCorkle- 13-3.5
10th- Morgan Hartsell- 12-5.5
18th- Olivia Groeber- 11-3.75

Women’s long jump
3rd – G’Auna Edwards – 6.35m (20-10)