Wet Weather Hinders Hogs at Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Delayed by rain and lightning, Friday’s Penn Relays events were wet and chilly for the Razorbacks.
Mychael Stewart and Daniel Quinn, both already qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships, competed in the championship long jump. Stewart, with a jump of 24-0.75, finished third of the nine competitors. Quinn, who posted a personal best 25-0.75 at last weekend’s John McDonnell Invitational, jumped 22-9.75, good for a sixth-place finish.
The college high jump was moved inside because of the weather. Both Brent Rosson and Boris Roslov cleared 6-6.75, just below the NCAA regional-qualifying mark of 6-10.75. Rosson, already qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships, finished fourth and Roslov sixth because of misses.
Kent Austell started the day for the Hogs, running the 400-meter hurdles in pouring-down rain at 9 a.m. He finished eighth in his heat and 33rd overall with his time of 55.32. The previous two weekends, Austell has improved his personal and season best to 53.87.
The distance medley relay finished 11th, clocking a time of 9:50.86, with Micky Cobrin on the 1,200 meters, Clemore Henry on the 400 meters, Brian Roe on the 800 meters and Adam Perkins anchoring with the 1,600-meter leg.
The sprint medley relay started off strong with J-Mee Samuels running close to Walter Dix of Florida State. Samuels handed off to Cedric Zellner for the second 200-meter leg. Henry, running for the second time Friday night, took the stick for the 400-meter leg. Roe, also running for the second time Friday night, started off strong but didn’t finish the race, stepping off the track after his first lap of the 800-meter leg.
Arkansas was scheduled to the run the 4×100- and 4×200-meter relays but opted not to participate because of the wet conditions.
Arkansas will start the final day of Penn relays with Daniel Quinn in the triple jump at 11 a.m. on Saturday. For complete results of Penn Relays, visit www. pennrelaysonline.com