Evans and Miller Provisionally Qualify at the
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas high jumpers Kenny Evans and Lavar Miller both provisionally qualified for the 2001 NCAA Outdoor National Championships at the Southeastern Conference Five-Way Meet in Athens, Ga. Evans and Miller finished first and second in the high jump with both clearing 7-3.75.
Evans and Miller were not the only two jumpers the performed well for the Hogs. Maurice Robinson took top honors in the long jump with his leap of 23-11.75 with Richard Smith right behind him in second with his jump of 23-10.75. Smith also finished first in the triple jump with his leap of 48-8.75.
Adding to the event squad points was pole vaulter P.J. Brown who finished fourth clearing 15-11.00 and discus thrower Lloyd Meeks who finished sixth with his throw of 150-9.0.
Frans Schimper, running in his first meet for the Hogs since cross country season, grabbed first-place in the 1,500-meter run in 3:53.90.
Nabbing another first-place finish for the Hogs was Alan Dunleavy who won the 3,000-meter run in 8:32.29. Joining Dunleavy in the 3,000-meter run was Phil Yoder who finished third in 8:37.66.
In the 800-meter run, Andrew Beasley and Chad Grundy finished in fifth-place in 1:53.49 and sixth-place in 1:54.09, respectively.
Sam Glover won the 400-meter hurdle race in 52.90. In the 110-meter high hurdles, Eddie Jackson finished second in 14.01 with Sean Lightfoot behind him grabbing third place in 14.17.
The Hogs also gained points from the sprint squad with Kevin Baker finishing third in the 400-meter dash in 47.20 and Chandun O’Neal and Michael Thomas finishing in fifth-place in 10.57 and seventh-place, respectively, in the 200-meter dash. O’Neal and Thomas also finished sixth in 21.52 and eighth in 22.50 in the 200-meter dash. The Hog 4×100-meter relay team finished fourth with their time of 40.60.
Missing from the Hogs lineup in Georgia were All-American distance runners Sharif Karie, Daniel Lincoln, Murray Link and Ryan Travis who are running at the Stanford Track and Field Invitational in Stanford, Calif., on Saturday and Sunday.
The Razorback squad finished in fourth place scoring 125 points. Other team scores were Georgia in first place with 180 points, Auburn in second place with 151 points, South Carolina in third place with 142.50 points and Kentucky in fifth place with 51.50 points.
The Hogs will return to action next week as they head to Austin, Texas, for the Texas Relays Thursday through Saturday before hosting the John McDonnell Invitational, their only home meet of the season, on April 15.
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