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Cross advances to hurdles final

Cross advances to hurdles final

FAYETTEVILLE – The top-ranked University of Arkansas men’s track and field team opened competition Friday with a light schedule at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind. In the Razorbacks’ only races of the day, Caleb Cross qualified for Saturday’s final in the 60-meter hurdles and Scott Gillespie established a personal best in the 1,000 meters.

Running in heat six of the 60-meter hurdles prelims, Cross finished in a time of 7.90 and was the second-fastest overall qualifier for tomorrow’s final. The event final is scheduled for a 1:50 p.m. (CT) start Saturday. In other hurdle results, Andrew Pennington clocked in an 8.27 to finish in 22nd place overall in the preliminary round.

Gillespie, in the Razorbacks’ final race of the day, finished in eighth place at 1,000 meters. He crossed in a personal-best time of 2:25.69. With his performance, he took nearly five seconds off his previous best (2:30.48) which he ran earlier this year at the season-opening Arkansas Invitational.

Day two of the Meyo Invitational begins Saturday at 10:15 a.m. with the unseeded section of the mile run. Arkansas is schedule to compete in six events to close out the two-day competition. Live results and schedule can be found at For more information regarding Razorback track and field or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit

Meyo InvitationalDay 1 Results

1,000 meters8. Scott Gillespie – 2:25.69 (PR)

60m hurdles (prelims)2. Caleb Cross – 7.90q22. Andrew Pennington – 8.27

Sports Category : Track & Field (M)