@RazorbackTF Men Up to No. 8 After Big Weekend
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After a weekend featuring five top-20 national performances, the University of Arkansas men’s track and field team is into the top 10 at No. 8 in Monday’s release of the USTFCCCA poll. The Razorbacks are up four spots after posting 26 season-best marks last weekend including NCAA-leading times from Kemoy Campbell and Stanley Kebenei at the Payton Jordan Invitational.
Overall, the Razorback men combined for 13 event wins and 21 personal bests last weekend between competition out west at Stanford and the Arkansas Twilight in their final tune-up before the postseason. Campbell became the No. 10 all-time performer in collegiate history at 5,000 meters with his time 13:20.39 while Kebenei improved his national lead in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with his time of 8:23.93. Both represent the No. 2 times in school history.
The team had additional top-20 NCAA efforts from Frankline Tonui in the steeplechase at Payton Jordan, and Marqueze Washington at 400 meters and Clive Pullen in the triple jump at the Arkansas Twilight. Washington crossed the finish line in 45.99 for his first sub-46 performance while Pullen added more than two feet to his season-best jump.
@RazorbackTF Men Top-20 National Marks this Weekend
400 Meters | 15. Marqueze Washington – 45.99
5,000 Meters | 1. Kemoy Campbell – 13:20.39
3,000m Steeplechase | 1. Stanley Kebenei – 8:23.93
3,000m Steeplechase | 15. Frankline Tonui – 8:45.91
Triple Jump | 18. Clive Pullen – 15.89m/52-1.75
Through the first six weeks of its outdoor campaign, Arkansas has 11 top-30 national marks. Omar McLeod is the team’s third national event leader with his school-record time of 13.21 in the 110-meter hurdles. Andrew Irwin is the Razorbacks’ top field-event performer with his No. 3 ranking in the pole vault. With is showing Saturday, Campbell now own a top-30 time at 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 meters.
In a show of the league’s strength, the SEC continues to lead the country with nine teams ranked in the national poll. The Razorbacks are one of five conference teams inside the top 10; all seven are within the top 22. Arkansas faces the loaded field May 14-16 at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Starkville, Miss. The Razorback men most recently won the SEC outdoor title in 2013 and have won 18 overall.
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