Razorbacks Ready for 101st Millrose Games

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Arkansas will send a 4×800-meter relay to compete in the historic Millrose Games at NYC’s Madison Square Garden February 1. The first event begins at 4:40 p.m. CST and the 4×800-meter relay is set to go off at 6:45 p.m. CST.

Live results from Millrose Games can be found at www.millrose-games.com/2008/. ESPN2 will be broadcasting the event live 6-7 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 1.

The Hogs (Chris Bilbrew, Daniel LaCava, Alex McClary and Andy McClary) will take on Columbia, Cornell, George Mason, Georgetown, Seton Hall and Villanova in the race.

The 4×800-meter relay was an NCAA and SEC event until the 1994 season. The Razorbacks won two NCAA titles in the event before it was discontinued (1986, 1987). Arkansas’ school record in the event is 7:19.16, held by Niall Bruton, Gilbert Contreras, Don Williams and Graham Hood (1991).

The Millrose Games record in the event, 7:23.08, was set by Villanova in 1982. The collegiate record in the event is 7:17.45, set by Clemson in 1989. The world and American record in the event is 7:13.94, set by Team USA’s Joey Woody, Karl Paranya, Rich Kenah and David Krummenacker in 2000.

The current United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll was released Jan. 30, 2008. The Hogs made a triumphant return to No. 1 after two solid weeks of competition. In the SEC, the Tennessee Volunteers are ranked No. 2, LSU ranks 10th, Florida sits at No. 11, Auburn is 14th and South Carolina ranks 16th.

The Hogs will return to the track as a team Feb. 8-9 for the New Balance Collegiate Invite. For complete details of the 101st Millrose Games, visit www.millrose-games.com. Log on to www.hogwired.com for more news about Razorback track and field.

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