IAAF Day 1 - Morris, Mowatt, Sutej Advance

DOHA, Qatar – Three former Razorback greats were on display on the opening day of the IAAF Track & Field World Championships with the trio advancing to the next round in their respective events.

Sandi Morris and Tina Sutej kicked off the competition in the qualifying rounds of the women’s pole vault.

Sutej cleared bars of 4.20m, 4.35m, and 4.50m on her first attempt while needing all three attempts to clear 4.55m and 4.60m, respectively.

For Morris, it was two vaults and two clearances to earn her spot in the final after clearing 4.55m and 4.60m on her only two attempts of the night.

Morris and Sutej will return to the runway on Sunday, Sept. 29 for the final at 12:40 p.m. CT.

Wrapping up competition for Arkansas on Day One of the IAAF World Championships was Jamaican hurdler Kemar Mowatt who ran in the opening round of the 400-meter hurdles.

Mowatt finished with the 12th-fastest time of the night recording a time of 49.63Q over the 10 barrier race that was fourth-best in his heat. Mowatt will return for semifinal action in the event tomorrow morning at 10:05 a.m. 

Tomorrow’s slate for the Razorbacks will include Mowatt (400mH) and Dominique Scott-Efurd (10,000-meters).

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Arkansas' IAAF
Championships Schedule
DateTime (CT)Athlete (Country)Event (Round)
Friday, Sept. 279:30 a.m.Sandi Morris (USA)
Tina Sutej (Slovenia)
Women's Pole Vault (Flights)
12:35 p.m. Kemar Mowatt (Jamaica)Men's 400-meter hurdles
Saturday, Sept. 2810:05 a.m.Kemar Mowatt (Jamaica)Men's 400-meter hurdles (Semi-Final)
1:10 p.m.Dominique Scott-Efurd (South Africa)Women's 10,000-meters (Final)
Sunday, Sept. 2912:40 p.m.Sandi Morris (USA)
Tina Sutej (Slovenia)
Women's Pole Vault (Final)
Monday, Sept. 3012:05 p.m.Omar McLeod (Jamaica)Men's 110-meter hurdles (Heats)
2:40 p.m.Kemar Mowatt (Jamaica)Men's 400-meter hurdles (Final)
Tuesday, Oct. 110:50 a.m.Stanley Kebenei (USA)3000-meters Steeplechase (Heats)
Wednesday, Oct. 29:35 a.m.Nikki Hiltz (USA)Women's 1,500-meters (Heats)
10:25 a.m.Dominique Scott-Efurd (South Africa)Women's 5,000-meters (Heats)
12:05 p.m.Omar McLeod (Jamaica)Men's 110-meter hurdles (Semi-Final)
3:00 p.m.Omar McLeod (Jamaica)Men's 110-meter hurdles (Final)
Thursday, Oct. 31:00 p.m.Nikki Hiltz (USA)Women's 1,500-meters (Semi-Final)
Friday, Oct. 412:40 p.m.Kiara Parker (USA)Women's 4-x-100-meter relay (Heats)
1:45 p.m.Stanley Kebenei (USA)Men's 3,000-meter steeplechase (Final)
Friday, Oct. 59:15 a.m.Janeek Brown (Jamaica)Women's 100-meter hurdles (Heats)
12:55 p.m.Nikki Hiltz (USA)Women's 1,500-meters (Final)
2:05 p.m.Kiara Parker (USA)Women's 4-x-100-meter relay (Final)
Friday, Oct. 511:02 a.m.Janeek Brown (Jamaica)Women's 100-meter hurdles (Semi-Final)
12:50 p.m.Janeek Brown (Jamaica)Women's 100-meter hurdles (Final)