Wet Weather Halts Hogs at Texas Relays
AUSTIN, Texas – The Razorbacks did not compete in the final day of the 80th Texas Relays because of cold and rainy weather in the Austin area. The meet was not cancelled but head coach John McDonnell opted not to have his athletes compete because of the rainy conditions.
On Friday night, Micky Cobrin, Tyler Hill, Peter Kosgei and Adam Perkins combined for a clocking of 15:40.41 to win Arkansas’ 53rd Texas Relays title and ninth-straight 4×1,500-meter title (1999-2007).
Daniel Quinn and Alain Bailey became the first Razorbacks to qualify for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with their performances in the long jump.
Quinn jumped first in the “B” flight of the long jump. He finished second of the 15 competitors with his mark of 24-4.5. The mark is also a personal best, replacing his previous best of 24-1.75 set at the 2006 SEC Championships.
Bailey, the 2007 NCAA Indoor bronze medallist, jumped with the “A” group and finished sixth out of the 12 competitors, fifth among collegians. His mark of 24-5 came on his third attempt and advanced him to three more jumps in the finals.
For complete details and results of the 80th Texas Relays, visit www.texassports.com. Arkansas will travel next to Walnut, Calif. for Mt. SAC Relays, Fri.-Sun., April 13-15. For complete details of Mt. SAC Relays, visit relays.mtsac.edu.