No. 8 Men’s Track and Field set to host Arkansas Invitational in season opener

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The eighth-ranked Razorback men’s track & field program is set to open its indoor slate by hosting the Arkansas Invitational on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Randal Tyson Track Center. Field action starts at 12:30 p.m. CT with the shot put, while the 400-meters kick off the running events at 3 p.m. CT.

At last year’s Arkansas Invitational Carl Elliot III and Kieran Taylor picked up wins in the 60-meter hurdles and 1000-meters, respectively. Elliot III dropped a new PR of 7.89, while Taylor finished ahead of the pack by almost two seconds (2:26.74).

Redshirt-senior Gilbert Boit will lead a distance group this year after he won the 2019 SEC Indoor title in the 5,000-meters and ran a leg of the All-American DMR that finished sixth last season. He’ll be joined by teammate Hunter Woodhall, a two-time Paralympic medalist, who is looking to earn First-Team All-America honors for the second-straight year in the 4×400-meter relay. The junior turned in a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships in 2019.

Fans can grab an Arkansas men’s track & field poster, magnets and schedule cards at the gates, and the first 200 fans will also get a free Arkansas track & field water bottle.

The Razorbacks were tabbed at No. 8 in the preseason top-25 earlier this week after finishing last season in 13th-place at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Arkansas is joined by three other squads from the SEC in the top-10.

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