No. 1 Arkansas Opens 2016 Season at Home

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 1-ranked Arkansas women’s track and field team opens up their 2016 campaign at home in the Randal Tyson Track Center on Friday, Jan. 15.

The defending indoor national champions will be in action against Division I powerhouse Texas Tech along with regional programs Arkansas Baptist, Missouri State and Oral Roberts. Competition will begin at 2 p.m. with the women’s high jump. Primetime will kick off at 4 p.m. with the men’s 60-meter hurdle prelims.


Arkansas returns nine All-Americans from the 2015 team including the NCAA indoor 400 meter runner-up Taylor Ellis-Watson. The Pennsylvania native holds a career best of 51.18 in the event, which she recorded at the 2015 SEC Outdoor Championships. Ellis-Watson’s 10 points in that event helped the Razorbacks earn the program’s third Triple Crown.

With the departure of NCAA outdoor record holder Sandi Morris, Arkansas senior Ariel Voskamp will lead a group of talented vaulters including Desiree Freier, Lexi Weeks and Tori Weeks. Freier and Voskamp finished fifth and seventh, respectively, at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships. All four vaulters, consistent in their clearances over 14 feet, have their eyes set on 15 foot PRs this season.

Three All-American pentathletes are back for the Razorbacks including NCAA indoor scorers Taliyah Brooks and Alex Gochenour. Oklahoma transfer and Northwest Arkansas native Payton Stumbaugh is also one to watch out for this season within the multi events.

Never lacking in distance talent, Arkansas will see the return of DMR contributors Therese Haiss and Jessica Kamilos, both capable of being individual NCAA qualifiers. The Razorbacks welcome Oregon transfer Nikki Hiltz to the group, who saw success at the indoor national meet last season with an eighth place finish in the mile.

Schedule of Events

2:00 p.m. W HIGH JUMP
2:00 p.m. M SHOT PUT
4:00 p.m. W SHOT PUT
3:00 p.m. M LONG JUMP
3:00 p.m. W POLE VAULT
5:00 p.m. W WT. THROW
7:00 p.m. M WT. THROW
5:00 p.m. M TRIPLE JUMP
6:00 p.m. M POLE VAULT
7:00 p.m. M HIGH JUMP

4:00 p.m. M 60M HURDLES PRELIM
4:10 p.m. W 60M HURDLES PRELIM
4:20 p.m. M 60M DASH PRELIM
4:35 p.m. W 60M DASH PRELIM
4:50 p.m. M 400M DASH
5:05 p.m. W 400M DASH
5:15 p.m. M 600M DASH
5:25 p.m. W 600M DASH
5:35 p.m. W 60M HURDLES FINAL
5:40 p.m. M 60M HURDLES FINAL
5:45 p.m. M 60M DASH FINAL
5:50 p.m. W 60M DASH FINAL
5:55 p.m. M 1000M
6:05 p.m. W 1000M
6:10 p.m. M 800M
6:15 p.m. W 800M
6:20 p.m. M 200M DASH
6:25 p.m. W 200M DASH
6:30 p.m. M MILE
7:00 p.m. W MILE
7:10 p.m. M 4X400M RELAY
7:15 p.m. W 4X400M RELAY

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