No. 3 Razorbacks Seek 21st #NCAATF Indoor Title In Fayetteville
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 3 University of Arkansas men’s track and field team caps its indoor season this weekend by hosting the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships. The national indoor meet will be contested March 13-14 at the Randal Tyson Track Center with Fayetteville serving as host for the 12th time. The Razorbacks enter the weekend as the 20-time NCAA indoor team champion.
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.
Arkansas has won 20 NCAA indoor team titles with the most recent victory coming on its home track in 2013, the first national title for head coach Chris Bucknam. Five of the Razorbacks’ titles (2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2013) have been won in Fayetteville. At last year’s NCAA meet in Albuquerque, the Razorback men turned in a national runner-up finish with 54 points. Overall, the program has 41 NCAA team titles (11 cross country, 20 indoor, 10 outdoor).
In addition to their No. 3 national ranking, the Razorback men have the third-most national entries at this weekend’s NCAA meet. Arkansas will be represented by 10 qualifiers spread among nine events with Kemoy Campbell as the team’s lone double entry. Among their entries, the Razorbacks return three past NCAA champions in Andrew Irwin, Jarrion Lawson and Omar McLeod.
Lawson and McLeod are defending national champions in the long jump and 60-meter hurdles, respectively, while Irwin won back-to-back title in the pole vault in 2012 and 2013. In the program’s storied history, Arkansas’ men have won 60 NCAA indoor event titles. The Razorbacks have won titles in 13 of 17 events currently contested as the national meet with 15 wins in the triple jump and 10 at 3,000 meters. Irwin and McLeod were the first in program history to win NCAA titles in their respective event.
In addition to its past individual champions, Arkansas’ qualifiers list features Campbell at 3,000 and 5,000 meters, Stanley Kebenei at 3,000 meters, Clive Pullen in the triple jump, Marqueze Washington at 400 meters and the 4×400-meter and distance-medley relay teams.
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