FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas track and field is ranked No. 9 by Trackwire 25, it was announced on Tuesday. Five Razorbacks were also tabbed in the Trackwire Dandy Dozen.
The Trackwire 25 projects a hypothetical score for the NCAA meet, factoring in injury reports and other variables supported by information gathered from coaches and NCAA-qualifying competitions across the country. This projection is generated by scoring the Dandy Dozen, a power ranking of the top 12 athletes and relay squads in each NCAA event.
The Razorbacks will continue their outdoor campaign with the Mt. SAC Relays this weekend, April 13-15.
Defending NCAA Outdoor Champion Florida State is seated at the top of the list while Auburn and USC round out the top three, respectively. Among the SEC schools, Tennessee is seated at No. 5, LSU at No. 10, Florida is 18th, Georgia is 18th while Ole Miss is No. 23.
Also released on Tuesday are the Dandy Dozen rankings. Five Razorbacks are ranked in four events.
In the Dandy Dozen, 10-time All-American Peter Kosgei leads the ranks in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Colin Costello, a 2007 NCAA Indoor national qualifier, is ranked No. 10 in the 1,500 meters.
In the field events, Alain Bailey moved up to No. 2 in the long jump ranks after marking a regional-qualifying jump of 24-5 at Texas Relays. All-American Mychael Stewart is in the eighth spot in the long jump and will make his debut in the event this weekend at Mt. SAC Relays. In the triple jump, All-American and two-time SEC Champion Nkosinza Balumbu is ranked third.
The Cardinal and White will return begin competition at Mt. SAC Relays, Fri.-Sun., April 13-15. For complete details of Mt. SAC Relays, visit relays.mtsac.edu. For complete a complete listing of the Trackwire 25, visit www.trackshark.com.