Razorbacks ready for start of Olympic Track & Field in Tokyo

Razorbacks ready for start of Olympic Track & Field in Tokyo

Razorbacks competing in track and field events during the Tokyo Olympics get started this Friday in Japan, with coverage on NBC available Thursday evening in the United States. Three Arkansas alums – Shafiqua Maloney, Kemar Mowatt, and Dominique Scott – begin competition on the first day of track and field action.

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U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) has ranked Fayetteville as the best city to live in the Southeastern Conference and the 4th best city overall in the nation on the publication’s annual “Best Places To Live” list.

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Outstanding plays, buzzer beaters, championship clinching performances, deep postseason runs and improbable victories were just a few of the defining threads in a year that produced a rich tapestry of great Razorback moments.

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A record-setting athletics year, including one NCAA title and 10 Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament championships, elevated the University of Arkansas to a program best No. 8 finish in the 2020-21 Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup final standings

Arkansas placed 74 student-athletes on the 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll as part of 1,130 student-athletes across the SEC as announced Tuesday by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.

National championships held in other countries that involved Razorbacks on Sunday included fifth place efforts by Daszay Freeman in Jamaica and Kennedy Thomson in Canada.

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A third-place finish in the pole vault final with a 15-foot, 1 inch clearance at the U.S. Olympic Trials earned Arkansas alum Sandi Morris a second trip to the Olympics while a pair of current Razorbacks, Taylor Ewert and Nastassja Campbell, each placed sixth in their respective events on Saturday.

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Action resumed Thursday at the U.S. Olympic Trials with five Razorbacks in action at Hayward Field and a pair, Sandi Morris and Nastassja Campbell, advanced to the finals in the women's pole vault.

Arkansas is widely known as "The Track Capital of the World" and has attracted some of the top talents, including distance star Katie Izzo. But Izzo's journey to national success included more than just a bump in the road.