. – The Arkansas men’s track and field team sits in first place with 63.5 points after day one of the Razorback Invitational. Following a third-place standing, the Razorbacks pulled ahead in the final few events of the night to take the top-place spot.
Three Razorbacks led the heptathlon standings after day one of events, with Kevin Lazas
, Nathanael Franks
and Lane Austell
in the top three spots. After the first four events of the 60-meter dash, long jump, shot put and high jump, Lazas had a top-place 3,277 points. Franks came in second place with 2,808 points and Austell held onto the No. 3 spot with 2,780 in his first-ever heptathlon. Brad Culp made his collegiate debut with 2,754 points for a fifth place finish through the first four events. The 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000-meter run will take place on Saturday to determine the heptathlon champion.
and Ken LeGassey
recorded identical marks of 6-11 in the high jump to finish first and second, respectively. Devin Randall
broke his personal record in shot put by more than a foot, with a mark of 58-9.5 for a second-place finish.
posted a fifth-place finishing time of 21.11 in the 200-meter dash. Curtis Brown
recorded a personal best 21.56 ti finish 11th.
The distance medley relay team of Patrick Rono
, Travis Southard
, Tomas Squella
and Stanley Kebenei
finish in 9:52.39, the best time in the SEC the season and fourth-best in the NCAA.
Action resumes Saturday with the final heptathlon events beginning at noon.
Texas A&M, 52.5
Florida State, 27.5
Oklahoma State, 17.0
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