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John McDonnell Invitational a Success for No. 3 Razorbacks

04/14/2014
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It was another successful weekend for the Arkansas men’s track and field team, as the No. 3 Razorbacks took down several personal records at the John McDonnell Invitational.

Senior Anthony May recorded a personal-best mark in the triple jump, with a top-five NCAA mark of 52-3.25. In long jump, May recorded a mark of 25-0, just shy of his personal-best mark of 25-.05.

Devin Randal continues to improve on his personal success each week, shattering his PR in the discus by 11 feet. Randall went for 181-6 on Saturday, taking down his previous PR of 170-1 set last week at the Arkansas Spring Invitational. Later in the day, Randall’s shot put mark of 56-8.75 took down his previous mark of 53-11 set at the Arkansas-Oregon Dual last year.

At the conclusion of the meet the Razorbacks had tallied 10 event titles and took down 18 personal records during the two-day meet.

Arkansas will return action next week at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif. For more information on Razorback Track and Field, follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter.

@RazorbackTF Quick Hits

> Kevin Lazas got things started Friday night, as his first throw in the javelin lands for a personal-record mark of 204-0, taking down his previous PR of 197-11 set his freshman year at the 2011 Junior Championships.
> Anthony May recorded a mark of 25-0 in long jump, his second-career 25-foot jump and just half an inch short of his PR. May went on to win triple jump with a personal-best mark of 52-3.25, taking down his previous best of 51-3 set at the Arkansas-Oregon Dual in 2013.
> The sprinters were impressive on Saturday, taking down four personal records in the 200-meter dash and 110-meter hurdles each.
> The men’s 4x400-meter relay team of Omar McLeod, Travis Southard, Neil Braddy and Eric Janise defeated the Arkansas Alumni team with a time of 3:13.31.
> This is the second week in a row Randall has broken his personal record in the discus. Last week Randall threw for 170-1, moving to No. 7 all-time at Arkansas. This week’s throw moves him to No. 4 all-time in school history.

Quotes from @RazorbackTF
Head Coach Chris Bucknam on the meet’s success…
“We had a really good meet. It was good weather, not great with the wind, but good weather for April. The guys were in good spirits, their body language was good. We’re in a heavy training cycle now, the legs are getting heavy – so to get out there in the middle of April and perform like they did – I was really proud. I was happy with the group as a whole, their attitude and the way they carried themselves. When it’s time to compete, they compete hard, that pays good dividends in May and June. Now we get ready for the Mt. Sac Relays.”

Bucknam on the newly-resurfaced track at John McDonnell Field…

“This new track is beautiful – it’s just phenomenal. I can’t say enough about much the Mondo surface has helped us this spring. It’s a great surface to train on and it’s fast.”

John McDonnell Invitational Results

*Top times broken are based on all-condition marks.

100-Meter Dash
10. Neil Braddy – 10.49
12. Alex Greene - 10.71
16. David Wren - 11.16
17. Chase Lamers - 11.22

200-Meter Dash
5. Neil Braddy – 21.01
8. Travis Southard – 21.18 (PR – prev. 21.56)
13. Alex Greene – 22.12
16. Chase Lamers – 22.39 (PR – prev. 23.18)
17. David Wren – 22.64
18. Nathanael Franks – 22.77
19. Lane Austell – 23.07

400-Meter Dash
4. Stephen Payne – 51.15
5. Kevin Lazas – 51.61

800-Meter
1. Patrick Rono – 1:49.68
4. Tomas Squella – 1:50.75
5. Andrew Pisechko – 1:51.18 (PR – prev. 1:51.45)
6. Cale Wallace – 1:51.52

1,500-Meter
5. Stanley Kebenei – 3:53.18
17. Raymond Joseph – 4:06.60

3,000-Meter
1. Aiden Swain – 8:57.78
9. Arch Robertson – 9:26.84

110-Meter Hurdles
1. Larry Donald – 14.11 (PR – prev. 14.71)
4. Kevin Lazas – 15.02
5. Brad Culp – 15.23 (PR – prev. 15.75)
6. Lane Austell – 15.26 (PR – prev. 15.92)
7. Anthony Parisi – 15.49 (PR – prev. 16.13)
9. Nathanael Franks – 15.76

400-Meter Hurdles
1. Larry Donald – 52.63 (PR – prev. 53.31)

4x400-Meter Relay
1. McCleod/Southard/Braddy/Janise – 3:13.31

High Jump
2. Stephen Payne – 6-9 (PR - prev. 6-6.75)
3. Dwayne Golbek – 6-9

Long Jump
1. Raymond Higgs – 25-2.75
2. Anthony May – 25-0
5. Trae Carey – 21-9

Triple Jump
1. Anthony May – 52-3.25 (PR – prev. 51-3)
2. Clive Pullen – 51-9
5. Trae Carey – 44-2

Pole Vault
1. Andrew Irwin – 17-8.5
3. Kyle Wyatt – 15-7
4. Brad Culp – 15-1
5. Lane Austell – 15-1 (PR – prev. 14-7.25)
6. Kevin Lazas – 15-1
7. Braden Henderson – 14-1.25
8. Nathanael Franks – 13-7.25

Discus
1. Devin Randall – 181-6 (PR – prev. 170-1)
3. Nathanael Franks – 147-9 (PR – prev. 147-9)
4. Kevin Lazas – 137-8
6. Brad Culp – 121-2 (PR – prev. 121-2)
8. Lane Austell – 119-10 (PR – prev. 119-10)

Shot Put
2. Devin Randall – 56-8.75 (PR – prev. 53-11)

Javelin
1. Kevin Lazas – 204-0 (PR – prev. 103-6)
3. Brad Culp – 164-0
4. Nathanael Franks – 162-3
6. Lane Austell – 148-6

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