No. 5 Men's track hosts home meet
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 5 Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field will continue the 2010 indoor season with the Razorback Invitational, Fri.-Sat., January 22-23, at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
Alabama, Baylor, No. 19 Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss, Missouri Southern, No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 21 Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts, Stephen F. Austin, TCU, Tulsa and Vanderbilt will be competing with the Hogs at Randal Tyson Track Center Friday and Saturday.
Live results and a live stream can be found at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. A complete meet recap will available at ArkansasRazorbacks.com shortly after the final event.
Arkansas student-athletes hold the leading marks in the SEC in the 400 meters (Ben Skidmore), the 3,000 meters (Scott MacPherson), the 5,000 meters (Lane Boyer), the 4×400-meter and distance medley relays and the long jump (Tarik Batchelor).
Freshman Brede Ellingsen earned a silver finish in the high jump at the Arkansas Invitational. Making his Razorback debut as a mid-year addition to the roster, he cleared the NCAA provisional-qualifying height of 7-0.25 and is tied for 11th for the NCAA’s best high jump. Batchelor finished second in the long jump at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet. His best jump of the day measured 25-2.75, good for an NCAA provisional mark.
MacPherson is this week’s SEC Runner of the Week. MacPherson won the 3,000 meters at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet. His winning time of 8:10.66 leads the SEC by four seconds and ranks second in the NCAA. Cobi Hamilton is this week’s SEC Freshman of the Week. Hamilton made his debut on Saturday at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet. He won the 200 meters in a time of 21.25. His time of 21.25 is a personal best, ranks No. 4 in the SEC and first among freshmen and No. 5 in the NCAA and first among freshmen.
The Razorbacks are seated at No. 5 and are the second-highest Southeastern Conference school within the USTFCCCA rankings, including seven SEC teams total. The Florida Gators are ranked No. 2, the LSU Tigers ninth, the South Carolina Gamecocks are 12th, the Auburn Tigers are No. 15, the Kentucky Wildcats are 17th and the Georgia Bulldogs sit at No. 19.