Hogs Finish Top 15 In College Station
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Arkansas men’s track and field team closed out it indoor season as the 13th-best program in the nation, scoring 16 points on the final day of the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station.
Junior Cameron Griffith was Arkansas’ best performer of the weekend, placing third in the men’s 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:05.91. Griffth made headway during the race, coming within 0.25 seconds of eventual champion Andy Trouard of Northern Arizona at the mid-way point, but maintained his third position as the Sydney, Australia native earned All-American honors as a first time NCAA Championship qualifier in the 3,000 meter run.
Junior Gabe Moore was the first Hog to put points up on the board for Arkansas, finishing the heptathlon in sixth-place. Moore earned first team All-American honors for the first time in his career, following a record day one performance supplemented by a strong day two finish. He had four personal bests on the weekend, improving his marks/time in the 60-meter dash, long jump, shot put and 1,000-meter run. Moore capped the heptathlon with a 97 point improvement on his personal best with a final two-day total of 5,874 points.
Senior Kenzo Cotton placed seventh in the 200-meter dash for the second-consecutive year at the NCAA Indoor Championships, with a time of 20.85. With the finish, Cotton is now a 16-time Razorback All-American.
The Razorbacks ended the day with a fourth place finish in the 4-x-400 meter relays with a time of 3:05.14. Arkansas led through the first three heats despite an injury from one of Arkansas’ regulars, but fell to fourth following the fourth heat.
Arkansas Scoring Breakdown (16 points)
Kenzo Cotton – 200 M Dash (2)
Roy Ejiakuekwu – 4-x-400 Meter Relay (1.25)
Cameron Griffith – 3,000 Meters (6)
Obi Igbokwe – 4-x-400 Meter Relay (1.25)
Gabe Moore – Heptathlon (3)
Kemar Mowatt – 4-x-400 Meter Relay (1.25)
Jamarco Stephen – 4-x-400 Meter Relay (1.25)
NCAA Indoor Championships
Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium
March 10, 2018
Team Scores (Top Five)
1. Florida – 40
2. USC – 37
3. Georgia – 32
4. Virginia Tech – 31
5. Texas A&M – 29.5
13. Arkansas – 16
200 Meters Final
7. Kenzo Cotton – 20.85
3,000 Meters Final
3. Cameron Griffith – 8:05.91
4-x-400 Meter Relay Final
4. Ejiakuekwu, Mowatt, Stephen, Igbokwe- 3:05.14
Heptathlon (4 of 7)
5. Gabe Moore – 3,343 pts.
(3) 60 Meters – 6.94, 904 pts.
(3) Long Jump – 7.33m/24-0 3/4, 893 pts.
(4) Shot Put – 14.38m/47-2 1/4, 752 pts.
(5) High Jump – 1.99m/6-6 1/4, 794 pts.
(3) 60-meter hurdles – 8.11, 954 pts.
(12) Pole Vault – 4.46m/14-7 1/2, 748 pts.
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