false
Monday 03/24
California
75
Basketball - Men
64
Tuesday 03/18
Indiana State
71
Basketball - Men
91
Thursday 03/13
South Carolina - 2nd Round
71
Basketball - Men
69
Saturday 03/08
Alabama
83
Basketball - Men
58
Wednesday 03/05
Ole Miss
80
Basketball - Men
110
Saturday 03/01
Georgia
75
Basketball - Men
87
Thursday 02/27
No. 17/15 Kentucky
67
Basketball - Men
71
Saturday 02/22
Mississippi State
69
Basketball - Men
73
Wednesday 02/19
South Carolina
64
Basketball - Men
71
Saturday 02/15
LSU
70
Basketball - Men
81
Thursday 02/13
Missouri
86
Basketball - Men
85
Saturday 02/08
Vanderbilt
75
Basketball - Men
77
Wednesday 02/05
Alabama
58
Basketball - Men
65
Saturday 02/01
LSU
88
Basketball - Men
74
Tuesday 01/28
Missouri
75
Basketball - Men
71
Saturday 01/25
Auburn
67
Basketball - Men
86
Wednesday 01/22
Tennessee
81
Basketball - Men
74
Saturday 01/18
Georgia
66
Basketball - Men
61
Tuesday 01/14
No. 13/12 Kentucky
85
Basketball - Men
87
Saturday 01/11
No. 10/11 Florida
84
Basketball - Men
82
   
Uploaded Ad
stop
Article Image
Courtesy: Walt Beazley
Arkansas' first win of the day came in the 4x100-meter relay.
View larger

Six event wins at Arizona State Tri-Meet

04/14/2012
Zach Lawson, Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 5 University of Arkansas men's track and field team notched six event victories Saturday at the Arizona State Tri-Meet in Tempe, Ariz. Competing against No. 3 LSU and No. 7 Arizona State, the Razorbacks collected wins from Akheem Gauntlett at 200 meters, Patrick Rono at 800 meters, Kyle Dunn in the 400-meter hurdles, Noah Kittelson in the high jump, Andrew Irwin in the pole vault and the 4x400-meter relay team.

In the first event on the track, the 4x100-meter relay team of Gauntlett, Caleb Cross, Neil Braddy and Marek Niit combined for a time of 39.48 to come away with the victory. Gauntlett, the 2012 NCAA indoor runner-up, returned to the track to place first at 200 meters in a time of 20.53. Based on times entering the weekend, his performance is No. 3 in the NCAA this season.

Razorback freshman accounted for two wins on the track with the efforts of Rono and Dunn. At 800 meters, Rono used a late kick to take top honors in a personal-best time of 1:48.85, dipping below the 1:49 mark for the first time of his outdoor career. Dunn, in his second race of the day, ran to first place in the 400-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 51.37, the top freshman performance in the NCAA this season.

Arkansas' first field-event win came from Kittelson in the high jump. He finished the event with a winning clearance of 2.10m/6-10.75 and led a sweep of the top three spots for the Razorbacks. Irwin stretched his winning streak to four meets with his victory in the pole vault. The Mount Ida, Ark., native had a final clearance of 5.41m/17-9 to secure the event win.

In addition to the six victories, the Razorbacks posted four career-best performances in Arizona. Along with the times by Dunn and Rono, the team saw personal-best showings from Leoman Momoh in the 800 meters and Travis Southard in the 400-meter hurdles. Momoh was the runner-up at 800 meters with a time of 1:49.54 while Southard finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in 53.13.

On top of their six victories, Arkansas had six runner-up finishes and three 1-2 results Saturday. The Razorbacks' second-place showings came from Cross in the 110-meter hurdles, Momoh at 800 meters, Michael Chinchar at 1,500 meters, Brede Ellingsen in the high jump, Andrew Pennington in the 400-meter hurdles and the 4x400-meter relay team of Momoh, Southard, Dunn and Ben Skidmore.

The Arizona State Tri-Meet was Arkansas' third event of the outdoor season. Next weekend, the team will split between the John McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville and the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. For more information regarding Razorback track and field or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

Arizona State Tri-Meet Results

200 Meters
1. Akheem Gauntlett - 20.53
8. Marek Niit - 21.43

400 Meters
4. Neil Braddy - 47.16
5. Ben Skidmore - 47.48

800 Meters
1. Patrick Rono - 1:48.85 (PR)
2. Leoman Momoh - 1:49.54 (PR)
4. Duncan Phillips - 1:50.57

1,500 Meters
2. Michael Chinchar - 3:53.97

110m Hurdles
2. Caleb Cross - 14.37
3. Kyle Dunn - 14.55
4. Andrew Pennington - 14.61

400m Hurdles
1. Kyle Dunn - 51.37 (PR)
2. Andrew Pennington - 52.31
4. Hunter Bourke - 52.84
5. Travis Southard - 53.13 (PR)

4x100m Relay
1. Cross/Gauntlett/Braddy/Niit - 39.48

4x400m Relay
2. Skidmore/Momoh/Southard/Dunn - 3:13.01
3. Cross/Bourke/Pennington/Rono - 3:24.81

High Jump
1. Noah Kittelson - 2.10m/6-10.75
2. Brede Ellingsen - 2.05m/6-8.75
3. Dwayne Golbek - 2.00m/6-6.75

Pole Vault
1. Andrew Irwin - 5.41m/17-9

Long Jump
3. Nii Ayi - 7.13m/23-4.75

Discus
3. Justin Holmes - 48.88m/160-4

Javelin
5. Luke Laird - 61.97m/203-3
6. Jeff Woods - 61.86m/202-11


advertisement
Uploaded Ad
Lowes Social Ad