No. 1 Razorbacks Take on Nation’s Best at #NCAATF Championships
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On the heels of a conference championship, the No. 1 University of Arkansas women’s track and field team continues its postseason campaign with the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships. The national meet will be held March 13-14 at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville for the 12th time in program history. The Razorbacks enter the NCAA indoor meet as the No. 1 ranked team in the country for the fourth-consecutive week.
Limited seats remain with two-day, all-session tickets available at $30 for general admission and $10 for students with valid student ID. Tickets for the NCAA indoor meet can be purchased HERE, by contacting the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-HOGS (4647) or by visiting the Ticket Center located just east of Baum Stadium at 1295 S. Razorback Road.
In its program history, the Arkansas women have tallied 11 top-10 team finishes at the NCAA indoor meet including four-consecutive top-six showings. The Razorbacks registered a program-best third-place team finish during the 2000 national meet. The last time the meet was held in Fayetteville, head coach Lance Harter and his team finished in fourth place with a program-high 42.5 points. Last year, Arkansas finished sixth at the NCAA indoor meet in Albuquerque.
The Razorbacks lead the nation with 15 qualifiers spread among 10 events with three entries each in the pole vault and pentathlon. The team’s lone double individual qualifier is Tamara Myers who is set to compete in the long jump and triple jump. Arkansas’ NCAA competition roster features two past indoor national champions in Dominque Scott and Chrishuna Williams who were part of last year’s victorious distance-medley relay.
Scott and Williams are both qualified individually at 3,000 meters and 800 meters, respectively; events in which they won SEC titles last month in Lexington, Ky. Arkansas’ 2014 result in the distance-medley relay was the program’s first-ever win in the event. Overall, the Razorback women have won 11 national indoor titles of which 10 have come at the NCAA level. With back-to-back titles in the pole vault in 2011 and 2012, Tina Sutej is the program’s only two-time champion.
In addition to Myers, Scott and Williams, the Razorbacks will be represented by Taliyah Brooks in the pentathlon, Leigha Brown in the pentathlon, Taylor Ellis-Watson at 400 meters, Desiree Freier in the pole vault, Alex Gochenour in the pentathlon, Sparkle McKnight at 400 meters, Sandi Morris in the pole vault, Diane Robison at 5,000 meters and Ariel Voskamp in the pole vault. Arkansas’ 4×400-meter and distance-medley relays are also entered.
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