California Dreamin'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After weeks of training in the fall, an entire indoor season and a majority of the outdoor season completed, the Arkansas women’s track & field team heads into its penultimate collegiate competition, the NCAA West Preliminary Round (West Prelims) in Sacramento, Calif May 24-26.

The regional competition, which spans over three days, will feature the 48 most talented student-athletes (per event) in the West. Student-athletes earn their trips to Eugene, Oregon, perpetual hosts of the NCAA Outdoor Championships by finishing among the top-12 in each event.

Arkansas travels to the west coast with 22 total NCAA qualifiers, 21 of which who have to earn their tickets to Eugene, Oregon by advancing out of the West Prelims. The lone Razorback who has already secured entry to the NCAA Championships is Taliyah Brooks in the heptathlon.

“Right now I think we’re very healthy,” said head coach Lance Harter.

“I think it’s a situation where we need to make sure that everyone keeps themselves ready to go and be able to handle the challenge at hand. The [NCAA] is divided in half (East-West),  so there’s a lot of great competition out there fighting for those 12 qualifying spots to Eugene, Oregon, it’s quite a challenge in every event,” Harter continued.

Meet Information
Date/Time: Thursday, May 24, 2 p.m. CT | Friday, May 25, 2 p.m. CT | Saturday, May 26, 2 p.m. CT
Location: Hornet Stadium (Sacramento, Calif.)
Important Links: Start Lists | Live Results | Live Stream ($)

Fans can follow the action through the live results link or tune in to the live stream daily by using the links above (subscription required). Fans can also participate in the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #ncaaTF.

Arkansas’ NCAA West Event Schedule
Thursday, May 24 
Running Events
6:00 p.m. – Women’s 1,500m First-Round (Hiltz, Viljoen, Reed)
6:55 p.m. – Women’s 100m First-Round (Baylark, Parker)
7:45 p.m. – Women’s 400m First-Round (Burks-Magee)

Field Events
7:30 p.m. – Women’s Long Jump (Brooks)

Friday, May 25 
Running Events
5:00 p.m. – Women’s 100m hurdles (Brown)
5:45 p.m. – Women’s 400m Quarterfinal (Qualifiers)
6:00 p.m. – Women’s 100m Quarterfinal (Qualifiers)
7:55 p.m. – Women’s 200m First-Round (Baylark, Parker)
9:00 p.m. – Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Quarterfinal (Clark, Nichwitz, Hime)

Field Events
4:30 p.m. – Women’s Pole Vault (Jacobus, Hoggard, Robinson, Ramos-Mata, Hartsell)

Saturday, May 26 
Running Events
6:00 p.m. – Women’s 4x100m Quarterfinal (Arkansas)
6:45 p.m. – Women’s 1500m Quarterfinal (Qualifiers)
7:20 p.m. –  Women’s 100m hurdles (Qualifiers)
7:50 p.m. – Women’s 200m Quarterfinal (Qualifiers)
8:45 p.m. – Women’s 5000m Semifinal (Reed)
9:45 p.m. – Women’s 4x400m Quarterfinal (Arkansas)

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