FAYETTEVILLE — After day one of the heptathlon at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, senior Makeba Alcide is in second place in the overall standings. The Razorback senior posted a day-one total of 3,480 points through the first four events of the two-day competition. Alcide used a personal-best performance in the final event Wednesday to move from third to second place.
In her first event of the day, Alcide matched the third-fastest time of her career with a performance of 13.96 in the 100-meter hurdles. The result was worth 984 points which put her in fifth place heading into event two, the high jump. With a final clearance of 1.72m/5-7.75 in the high jump, the Razorback senior added 879 points to her total and moved into third place in the overall standings.
The Castries, St. Lucia, native remained in third place overall following the shot put. Alcide had a day’s best mark of 12.16m/39-10.75. The throw was worth 672 points and she entered the 200 meters with a three-event total of 2,535 points. Alcide capped the day with a personal-best performance of 24.38 at 200 meters to add a final 945 points to her day-one total. She took nearly three tenths off her previous best of 24.65 from the 2012 NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Alcide wraps up the heptathlon Thursday with the final three events–long jump, javelin, 800 meters–of the two-day competition. Day two of the Texas Relays for the Razorbacks will also feature preliminary action in the 400-meter hurdles and field action in the open javelin. Sparkle McKnight enters the weekend as the NCAA leader in the 400-meter hurdles with her time of 56.62 from last weekend.
In addition to the Texas Relays (#TXRelays13), the Razorbacks are also scheduled for competition this weekend at their home Spring Invitational in Fayetteville and the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. Arkansas’ home meet begins Saturday at John McDonnell Field with field events slated for a 9:30 a.m. (CT) start. Running events begin at 1:30 p.m. The Razorbacks’ distance crew will compete out west Friday and Saturday at Cobb Track & Angell Field.
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Heptathlon (Day 1)2. Makeba Alcide — 3,480 points 5. 100m Hurdles — 13.96 [984 points] 4. High Jump — 1.72m/5-7.75  6. Shot Put — 12.16m/39-10.75  2. 200 Meters — 24.38 (PR — prev: 24.65)