Razorbacks Net 13 All-America Honors
NEW ORLEANS – Following their tremendous effort at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship the No. 2 Arkansas men’s track and field team picked up 13 All-America honors, announced by the USTFCCCA on Monday afternoon.
The Razorbacks racked up 39 points at the national indoor meet to place among the top three schools in the country for the fifth consecutive year. Arkansas moved up one spot from last year, when they placed third, to cap the 2016 indoor season as the national runner-ups.
Arkansas’s two best performers of the weekend were horizontal jumpers Jarrion Lawson and Clive Pullen who earned individual national titles in the long jump and triple jump respectively.
The NCAA event win was the first for Pullen and the second for Lawson. The weekend also marked the eighth time in program history that the Razorbacks have swept both events. Lawson’s career total of 33 points in the long jump surpassed former NCAA long jump career-point leader and Razorback legend Erick Walder who held the record with his total of 30 points since 1994.
In addition to Lawson and Pullen, sophomore Kenzo Cotton placed in the top three off his 20.74 performance in the 200-meter finals.
Arkansas received seven First Team honors and six Second Team honors.
The Razorbacks will return to action at the Arkansas Invitational on Saturday, March 26 at John McDonnell Field to kick off their 2016 outdoor campaign.
2016 USTFCCCA All-Americans
Jarrion Lawson – 60m, long jump
Kenzo Cotton – 60m, 200m
Carlton Orange – 800m
Clive Pullen – triple jump
Andreas Trajkovski – long jump
Jarrion Lawson – 4×400 relay
Kenzo Cotton – 4×400 relay
Gabe Gonzales – 5000m
Obi Igbokwe – 4×400 relay
Ken LeGassey – high jump
Jamarco Stephen – 4×400 relay
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