– After day one of the Razorback Invitational, the University of Arkansas is in first place with 84 points. The Razorbacks tallied three event titles and five second-place finishes during the first day of competition to earn a first-place lead.
Alex Gochenour led the collegiate performers in the pentathlon, finishing second behind former Razorback Makeba Alcide
who competed unattached. Gochenour’s 4,116 points was good for second place and currently ranks fourth in the NCAA and the SEC this season. It was Gochenour’s first pentathlon with the Razorbacks. Leigha Brown
came in fourth with 3,891 points, posting a personal best in the 60-meter hurdles (8.77), high jump (5-8) and 800-meter (2:18.38).
earned the first event title of the day for Arkansas with a first place finish in the pole vault at 13-4.25. Megan Zimlich
posted the same mark, finishing in second place and recording a new personal record. Danielle Nowell
’s mark of 13-00.25 gave her a fifth-place finish and four points, bringing the Razorback’s total to 22 points for the event.
finished second in the 60-meter and 200-meter, setting a personal record in both events. Her time of 7.32 in the 60m surpasses her previous record of 7.33. Her personal-best 200m time of 23.06 ranks third in the NCAA this season and makes her the third-fastest 200-meter runner in Razorback history.
picked up her fourth title of the season with a win in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:13.44.
Action resumes on Saturday with the 3,000-meter run beginning at noon.
1. Arkansas, 84.0
2. Texas A&M, 54.0
3. Florida State, 43.5
4. Florida, 37.0
5. Tulsa, 18.0
6. Texas, 18.0
7. Oklahoma, 17.5
8. Oklahoma State, 14.0
9. Stanford, 4.0
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