No. 3 Arkansas Ready for Road Challenges
2016 Stanford Invitational Competitors
Accepted Entries/Live Results
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 3 Arkansas women’s track and field team hit the road this weekend ready for action at two stacked competitions. The Razorbacks’ multis, sprinters and vaulters will journey to Austin, Texas for the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays March 30 through April 2 while the distance crew will race in Palo Alto, California at the Stanford Invitational April 1-2.
In its 89th year of existence, the 2016 Texas Relays will see over 7,500 student-athletes compete at Mike A. Myers Stadium during the four-day event. Of the 7,500 students, more than 2,100 are collegians representing 186 universities and colleges across the country.
Arkansas is entered in three track events at the Texas Relays including the 100-meter dash, 100 and 400-meter hurdles as well as the 4×100 and 4×400-meter relays and the sprint medley relay (200, 200, 400 and 800). In the field the Razorbacks will take on the high jump, pole vault and heptathlon.
Athletes to watch at Texas Relays:
- Taliyah Brooks (100mH, Heptathlon) – 2016 NCAA indoor runner-up in the pentathlon and All-American 60mH.
- Leigha Brown (Heptathlon) – 2016 pentathlon All-American.
- Alex Gochenour (100mH, Heptathlon) – Defending Texas relays heptathlon champion and 2016 sixth-best NCAA performance in 100mH.
- Payton Stumbaugh (100mH, Heptathlon) – 2016 NCAA indoor top eight 60mH and pentathlon.
- Lexi Weeks (pole vault) – 2016 NCAA indoor champion and current NCAA outdoor leader.
- Tori Weeks (pole vault) – 2016 NCAA indoor scorer and No. 5 best collegian currently outdoor.
- Relays (4×100/SMR) – Feature current NCAA 200m leader Taylor Ellis-Watson.
Beyond Texas, the Stanford-bound Razorbacks will face off against some stiff competition as the meet will feature professional athletes racing alongside the collegians.
The 2015 Stanford Invitational saw distance standout Dominique Scott set a new 10K program record of 32:11.60 as the top-finishing collegian in the event. The current NCAA 1,500-meter leader, Scott will once again take on the arduous race battling potential Olympic prospects in search of an NCAA-leading time. Along with the 10K Arkansas is entered in the 800, 1,500, 5K and 3,000-meter steeplechase (3KSC).
Athletes to watch at Stanford:
- Therese Haiss (800m) – 2016 DMR All-American and 2015 NCAA 1,500m first round qualifier.
- Nikki Hiltz (800m) – 2016 DMR All-American and 2015 NCAA 1,500 All-American.
- Jessica Kamilos (3KSC) – 2016 DMR All-American and 2015 NCAA 3KSC qualifier.
- Dominique Scott (5K) – 2015 NCAA outdoor national runner-up (5K and 10K).
Razorback fans will be able to watch the Texas Relays on the Longhorn Network which will feature 14 hours of coverage including the multi competition set to begin Wednesday, March 30. Live results of the competition will be available via BranchSportsTech.com or TexasSports.com.
The Stanford Invitational will be showcased on the Flotrack premium webcast beginning at 12:30 p.m. CDT on April 1. Live results can be found by visiting the Invitational home page.
LHN Texas Relays TV Schedule (all times Central):
|Wed, March 30||8:30 p.m.*||Day 1 of Heptathlon, Decathlon|
|Thu, March 31||4:30 p.m.*||Conclusion of Heptathlon, Decathlon|
|6 p.m.||400M Hurdles prelims, Long Distance running|
|Fri, April 1||9:30 a.m.||Prelims, 4 x100M, 110/100M Hurdles, 100M, 4x400M|
|7 p.m.||Finals 400M hurdles, Distance Medley, Field events|
|Sat, April 2||1:30 p.m.||Finals, 4x100M, 110/100M Hurdles, 100M, 4x400M, 200M, Field events|
* same day tape-delayed
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