New-look Arkansas off and running indoors in 2020

New-look Arkansas off and running indoors in 2020

Defending national champion Arkansas opened the team’s 2020 indoor season with a solid start on Friday night inside Randal Tyson Track Center.

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The No. 2 Arkansas women’s track & field team put together another strong showing in its second meet of the season, the Red Raider Invitational, on Friday afternoon at the Sports Performance Center in Lubbock, Texas.

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The Arkansas women’s track and field squad will compete at the Red Raider Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, on Friday, Jan. 24, with running events kicking off at 11:00 a.m. CT (3000-meters) and the weight throw starting at 10 a.m. The meet will feature squads from Air Force, Arizona, Houston, New Mexico Jr College, Oklahoma State, South Plains, TCU, Texas State, Incarnate Word, North Texas, UT-Arlington, Texas Tech, Washington State and Western Texas.

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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.

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The Razorback Women’s Track & Field squad is ranked No. 2 in the preseason top-25 after winning the triple crown for the year 2019. Arkansas is coming off its fifth-straight SEC indoor title and head coach Lance Harter leading the Razorbacks to 62-pts at the NCAA Indoor Championship, fielding 12 All-American performances in total.

Hoops has BWA rocking, Coach Pittman has his staff and Coach Wieber ready to make her debut

The Razorback Women’s Track & Field program put two distance runners on the Bowerman Preseason Watch List, the USTFCCCA announced on Monday afternoon. Senior Taylor Werner and junior Katie Izzo made the watch list for the first time in their careers, making it the fourth-straight season that a Razorback has been tabbed for the preseason list. Arkansas ranks third all-time with nine athletes having been named to the Bowerman Preseason Watch List.

Janeek Brown has a chance to make history this week, as the Jamaican Razorback sprinting sensation is a finalist for the Bowerman, collegiate track & field's top honor, which will be awarded on Thursday, Dec. 19.

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Junior Razorback distance runner Katie Izzo was tabbed as the Division I NCAA ITF National Athlete of the Week by the USTFCCCA on Tuesday afternoon. The Seal Beach, Calif. native is the third Razorback on the women’s side to be named National Athlete of the Week during the indoor season in the past four years (Payton Chadwick – 2019; Lexi Weeks – 2017).