EUGENE, Ore. – The 4×400-meter relay picked up a top-five finish for No. 9 Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field on day four of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, in Eugene, Ore. The University of Oregon hosted the event at Hayward Field.
Arkansas finished 15th in the team standings with 17 points. Texas A&M won the team title with 72 points, Oregon was second with 57 points and Florida rounded out to the top three with 40 points. The Razorbacks earned seven All-America honors from five student-athletes in three events.
"Any time you can be top 15 at an NCAA meet is an accomplishment," head coach Lance Harter said. "We were shooting for a top-10 finish but we are pleased with what we did here this week. The good news is we return all of our scorers so the future is bright for our team."
The 4×400-meter relay picked up a fifth-place finish and All-America status. Sophomore Whitney Jones, junior Shelise Williams, senior Karen Thomas and freshman Regina George combined for a time of 3:31.17. Williams and George earned their second All-America honors of the event.
"That was a tough 4×400-meter field," Williams said. "I’m happy with how we raced. Oregon and Texas A&M had great races. This was a great experience for all of us and we all come back next year. We’re young but we’re excited about the future of this relay and out sprint crew."