Second-ranked Women’s Track & Field open indoor season with Arkansas Invitational
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The second-ranked Razorback women’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 high jump, while the 400-meters kick off the running events at 3:15 p.m. CT.
At last year’s Arkansas Invitational Carina Viljoen was one of five Razorbacks to win their event on the track. Viljoen put down the fastest mile time in Division I at the time with a 4:47.11. 5.
Jada Baylark leads the sprint group this year and is in her fourth year of indoor action. She’ll be in the hunt for more All-America honors after earning Second-Team All-America with her 15th-place finish in the 60-meters as a sophomore. Last season, the Little Rock native posted 15 top-10 finishes in six meets during the indoor season. Baylark also qualified for the finals of the 60-meter dash at the 2019 Indoor SEC Championships.
Katie Izzo heads a distance squad that is coming off a cross country season that saw the program win its first national title. Her third-place finish (19:59.3) in Terra Haute, Ind. last November led the Razorback effort, earning All-America distinction. Izzo was selected to The Bowerman Preseason Watch List on Monday.
Fans can grab an Arkansas women’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.
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