The second-annual Collegiate Track & Field and Cross Country Athlete Hall of Fame induction ceremony held Thursday evening included Arkansas alum Mike Conley among a 14-member class at the Hult Center for Performing Arts.
Arkansas displayed its prowess in relays as Razorback sprinters raced on four different 4 x 400m relays during Saturday prelims with three advancing to the final on Sunday evening at the National Athletics Center.
Through the first day of the World Championships decathlon Razorback Ayden Owens-Delerme is stationed in sixth place with 4,429 points after contesting five events at the National Athletics Center on Friday.
Razorbacks Wayne Pinnock and Carey McLeod placed second and fourth in the closest long jump competition in World Championship history as the gold and silver medals were decided by three-quarters of an inch with the second to last jump in the event on Thursday evening at the National Athletics Center.
Razorback Wayne Pinnock, representing Jamaica, produced the longest long jump in the world for 2023 with a distance of 28 feet, 0.25 inches during the qualifying round on Wednesday at the World Athletics Championships in the National Athletics Center.
Arkansas triple jumper Jaydon Hibbert produced the farthest distance in World Championships qualifying history with a second round leap of 58 feet, 1 inch (17.70) to earn the only automatic qualifying mark for Monday’s final.
Arkansas will be represented by 26 athletes spread among eight countries during the 2023 edition of the World Athletics Championships held at the new National Athletics Center in Budapest, Hungary, from August 19-27.World Championships Schedule - Arkansas