Hilson Posts Lifetime-Best, Six Hogs Advance on Day One at USATF Championships

DES MOINES, Iowa – Day one of the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships featured performances by nine former or current Razorbacks a busy day on the oval for the hogs.

Gabe Moore started the day for Razorback nation with a run of 11.01 in the 100-meters. Moore followed up the opening event with a leap of 7.27m (23-10.25) in the long jump,  a throw of 14.12m (46-4) in the shot put, a clearance of 1.94m (6-4.25) in the high jump and a run time of 49.68 in the 400-meters. The Freeport, Fla. native sits in sixth-place after day one with a total of 4050 points.,  231-points off the leader Solomon Simmons’ total of 4,281.

Kiara Parker advanced to the semifinals of the women’s 100-meters, advancing on time, with a run of 11.57q – the 15th-fastest time of the day. Parker was a USATF 100-meter finalist last year finishing eighth-overall in the event.

#ProHog Kenzo Cotton opened up competition in the men’s 100-meters securing his spot in the semifinals with an auto-Q finish running 10.41Q taking third in his prelim heat.

Fellow #ProHog Nikki Hiltz locked up a spot in the 1,500-meter final after she finished second in her heat running 4:07.40 – the second-fastest time in the prelims.

Nick Hilson punched his ticket to the next round of the men’s 400-meter hurdles running a lifetime-best of 50.03. His time is the fourth-fastest in program history. #ProHog Larry Donald finished 19th overall in the event running 51.82.

Former Razorback great and Olympian Chrishuna Williams of Nike finished 24th in the 800-meters running 2:06.06

Marqueze Washington finished 22nd in the prelims of the 400-meters running 46.77.

#ProHogs Stanley Kebenei and Frankline Tonui, both of Nike, advanced to the 3,000-meter steeplechase final running times of 8:32.06 and 8:35.81, respectively. Kebenei posted the fastest mark in the prelims while Tonui enters the final sporting the 10th fastest time from the preliminary round.

Moore will start the action for Arkansas tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 p.m. as he begins day two of the men’s decathlon.

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