EUGENE, Ore. – Andrew Irwin concluded his career as the most celebrated vaulter in The University of Arkansas men’s track and field history finishing seventh at the 2015 USATF Championships. A five-time USTFCCCA All-American, Irwin produced some of the nation’s top performances in the pole vault during his career as a Razorback. He holds two indoor national titles, two American junior records and is the eighth all-time best performer in collegiate history.
“I’ve had an unbelievable career as a Razorback,” Irwin said. “I couldn’t have done any of it without the help and opportunities provided by our coaching staff. I’m proud to have been and always will be a Razorback.”
2015 NCAA West preliminary round qualifier Rubin Owens competed in the junior section of the triple jump. Owens produced a big jump on his final attempt qualifying for finals and setting a new personal best with a mark of 15.17m/49-9.25. The 2014 New York state champion, finished in fourth place at his first USA junior championships.
Arkansas sophomore Trae Carey finished fourth in the long jump at the 2015 BAAA/BTC National Championships with a mark of 7.22m/23-8.25.
University of Arkansas men’s track and field signee Carlton Orange was the top performer in the USA Junior 800-meter run. Off the heels of his runner-up finish at the Brooks PR invitational, Orange clocked a time of 1:47.67 more than three seconds faster than his performance one week prior. The Memphis, Tenn. native will represent team USA at the 2015 Pan Am Games this summer in Edmonton, Canada.
2015 USATF Outdoor Championships | Day 3
Pole Vault (final)
7. Andrew Irwin – 5.50m/18-0.5
Triple Jump Jrs (final)
4. Rubin Owens – 15.17m/49-9.25
800 Meters Jrs (final)
1. Carlton Orange – 1:47.67
2015 BAAA/BTC National Championships
The Bahamas National Stadium
Long Jump (final)
4. Trae Carey – 7.22m/23-8.25
#USATFOutdoors Day 4 Schedule (All times central)
4:06 p.m. | 3,000 Meter Steeplechase (final) – Stanley Kebenei
USATF Outdoor Championships Broadcast Schedule (All times central)
Sunday, June 28
All Events: 12:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | USATF.tv
All Events: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NBCSN
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