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Faster, Longer, Higher – June 1

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Faster, Longer, Higher – June 1

June 1, 2011

The 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships begin in one week at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Here’s a look at how the Razorbacks’ and their number of entries stack up against the rest of the country.

2011 NCAA Championships – Team EntriesMen1. 19 – Texas A&M2. 17 – Florida3. 14 – Virginia Tech4. 13 – Florida State 13 – LSU6. 11 – Arkansas 11 – Georgia 11 – Oregon 11 – Stanford10. 10 – USC 10 – Texas 10 – Texas Tech

Women1. 16 – Oregon 16 – Texas3. 15 – LSU 15 – Texas A&M5. 13 – Oklahoma6. 12 – Arkansas 12 – Clemson8. 11 – Arizona 11 – Arizona State10. 10 – USC

Full entry information below:By TeamBy ConferenceEvent Brackets

May 9, 2011

The Razorbacks head to the Spec Towns Track in Athens, Ga., this week for the 2011 SEC Championships. As the teams gear up for the championship season, here is a look atwhere Arkansas is ranked in the NCAA (top 50) and SEC among their respective events, as of May 9…

MEN

EVENT NCAA SEC ATHLETE/TEAM MARK MEET
100m 13 6 Marek Niit 10.21 Texas Triangular, 3/25
35 14 LaShawn Butler 10.35 Texas Triangular, 3/25
200m 3 2 Marek Niit 20.46 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
17 10 LaShawn Butler 20.68 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
400m 47 12 Ben Skidmore 46.64 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
49 13 Marek Niit 46.67 JMcD Invitational, 4/23
49 13 Travis Southard 46.67 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
800m 50 5 Leoman Momoh 1:49.55 JMcD Invitational, 4/23
1,500m 2 1 Duncan Phillips 3:39.87 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15
22 4 Dorian Ulrey 3:42.76 JMcD Invitational, 4/23
5,000m 39 2 Eric Fernandez 13:54.33 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15
10,000m 15 1 Eric Fernandez 28:48.44 Stanford Invitational, 3/25
4x100m* 14 3 Cross-Braddy-La. Butler-Niit 39.47 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
4x400m* 17 3 Southard-Niit-Bilbrew-Braddy 3:06.29 Penn Relays, 4/30
HJ 17 5 Brede Ellingsen 7-1 Penn Relays, 4/30
23 7 Raymond Higgs 7-0.5 Texas Relays, 4/8
33 8 Noah Kittelson 7-0.25 JMcD Invitational, 4/23
LJ 10 2 Raymond Higgs 25-11.5 Texas Relays, 4/8
16 6 Tarik Batchelor 25-6.75 Penn Relays, 4/29
TJ 39 11 Tarik Batchelor 50-10 Penn Relays, 4/30
Dec 14 3 Kevin Lazas 7,542 pts. JMcD Invitational, 4/22-23

WOMEN

EVENT NCAA SEC ATHLETE/TEAM MARK MEET
200m 26 7 Regina George 23.29 Jacobs Invitational, 4/16
400m 2 1 Shelise Williams 52.12 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15
7 2 Regina George 52.57 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
20 5 Whitney Jones 53.15 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
800m 5 1 Stephanie Brown 2:04.31 Cardinal Invitational, 5/1
36 5 Kristen Gillespie 2:06.78 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
1,500m 16 2 Stephanie Brown 4:17.21 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15
17 3 Kristen Gillespie 4:17.45 Cardinal Invitational, 5/1
30 4 Jillian Rosen 4:20.01 Cardinal Invitational, 5/1
5,000m 43 4 Miranda Walker 16:15.99 Stanford Invitational, 3/25
10,000m 46 5 Miranda Walker 34:35.31 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/14
100mH 17 3 Ivanique Kemp 13.17 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
30 5 Brittany Hyter 13.29 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
46 7 Breanna Coleman 13.53 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
400mH 43 7 Brittany Hyter 59.21 Texas Relays, 4/7
3KSC 36 2 Cali George 10:23.08 Cardinal Invitational, 5/1
38 3 Megan Jackson 10:23.49 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/14
4x100m* 37 4 Flowers-George-Kemp-Williams 44.62 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
4x400m* 2 1 George-Williams-Flowers-Jones 3:28.63 DrakeRelays, 4/30
PV 1 1 Tina Sutej 14-9.5 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
13 3 Tara Diebold 13-9.25 Spring Invitational, 4/2
TJ 7 2 Shantel Thompson 43-7.25 Arkansas Twilight, 5/6
Hept 5 1 Makeba Alcide 5,543 pts Texas Relays, 4/6-7
38 7 Leah Orley 5,090 pts JMcD Invitational, 4/22-23

* – top relay time listed

April 19, 2011

Where the Razorbacks rank in the NCAA (top 50) and SEC among their respective events, as of April 18…

MEN

EVENT NCAA SEC ATHLETE/TEAM MARK MEET
100m 9 5 Marek Niit 10.21 Texas Triangular, 3/25
27 14 LaShawn Butler 10.35 Texas Triangular, 3/25
200m 25 12 LaShawn Butler 20.81 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/16
1,500m 2 1 Duncan Phillips 3:39.87 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15
34 4 Tom Cattin-Masson 3:45.11 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15
5,000m 20 2 Eric Fernandez 13:54.33 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15
10,000m 9 1 Eric Fernandez 28:48.44 Stanford Invitational, 3/25
4x100m* 10 3 Cross-Braddy-La. Butler-Niit 39.57 Spring Invitational, 4/2
HJ 15 5 Raymond Higgs 7-0.5 Texas Relays, 4/8
37 7 Noah Kittelson 6-11 Spring Invitational, 4/2
LJ 5 1 Raymond Higgs 25-11.5 Texas Relays, 4/8
22 9 Tarik Batchelor 24-10 Texas Triangular, 3/25

WOMEN

EVENT NCAA SEC ATHLETE/TEAM MARK MEET
200m 19 6 Regina George 23.29 Jacobs Invitational, 4/16
400m 2 1 Shelise Williams 52.12 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15
5 3 Regina George 52.73 Jacobs Invitational, 4/16
41 8 Whitney Jones 54.07 Spring Invitational, 4/2
1,500m 9 2 Stephanie Brown 4:17.21 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15
33 4 Kristen Gillespie 4:22.52 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15
42 6 Jillian Rosen 4:23.11 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15
5,000m 34 4 Miranda Walker 16:15.99 Stanford Invitational, 3/25
10,000m 39 3 Miranda Walker 34:35.31 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/14
100mH 31 5 Brittany Hyter 13.43 Spring Invitational, 4/2
41 7 Ivanique Kemp 13.54 Spring Invitational, 4/2
400mH 33 5 Brittany Hyter 59.21 Texas Relays, 4/7
3KSC 20 1 Megan Jackson 10:23.49 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/14
27 2 Cali George 10:27.05 Mt. SAC Relays, 4/14
4x100m* 36 4 Sutej-Williams-Kemp-Jones 44.80 Spring Invitational, 4/2
4x400m* 2 1 George-Williams-Flowers-Jones 3:31.34 Texas Relays, 4/9
PV 1 1 Tina Sutej 14-9 Texas Relays, 4/9
10 3 Tara Diebold 13-9.25 Spring Invitational, 4/2
Hept 5 1 Makeba Alcide 5,543 pts Texas Relays, 4/6-7
28 6 Leah Orley 5,032 pts Texas Relays, 4/6-7

* – top relay time listed

March 30, 2011

After a weekend on the road to begin the 2011 outdoor season, thetrack and field teamsreturn to Fayetteville for their home opener. The Razorback Spring Invitational gets underway Saturday at John McDonnell Field…with the release of the finalized schedule, field events get going at 8 a.m. (CT) with the hammer throw while running events start at 3 p.m. witht he 4×100-meter relays.

Click here for the updated meet schedule.

March 10, 2011

So what happens on-site the day before a national championship meet? Well…

The student-athletes have free reign of the Gilliam Indoor Track Center for practice. Both the track and warm-up area–think Walker Pavilion on the Arkansas campus–were busy from early Thursday morning until the facility was closed for practice around 6 p.m.

At 3:30 p.m., the pre-meet coaches’ press conference was held inside the McFerrin Indoor Facility. The press conference was attended by Arkansas’ men’s coach Chris Bucknam, Arkansas’ women’s coach Lance Harter, Texas A&M coach Pat Henry, Florida coach Mike Holloway, Oregon coach Vin Lananna and LSU coach Dennis Shaver. See the coaches’ opening statements here (part 1||part 2). Following the press conference, the coaches had their technical meeting to go over any last bits of information prior to the start of Friday’s action. Start lists (men||women)were also made available.

The night was capped by the team banquet which was held in the Zone Club at Kyle Field, home stadium for Texas A&M football. Including dinner, the 2011 USTFCCCA Division I Region award winnerswere recognized, a group that included South Central Female Field Athlete of the Year Tina Sutej and South Central Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year Doug Case.

Now, it’s time for action as the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships begin Friday morning with the combined events. Along with a day full of preliminary races, national champions will be crowned in the following events: pentathlon, women’s weight throw, women’s long jump, men’s pole vault, women’s high jump, men’s long jump, men’s shot put, 5,000 meters, 200 meters and distance-medley relay.

February 17, 2011

On a weekend that featured a re-dedication of the Randal Tyson Track Center as "The Home of the Fastest Indoor Track in the World," the competitors at the Feb. 11-12 Tyson Invitational performed in kind as Arkansas’ home indoor facility saw 36 NCAA automatic-qualifying marks spread among 29 student-athletes. The meet also featured six national-leading performances. Below is a full list of those who posted an auto mark for the NCAA Championships to be held March 11-12 in College Station, Texas.

Day 160 meters (women) – Lakya Brookins (South Carolina), 7.24p/7.24s/7.18f*60 meters (women) – Jessica Young (TCU), 7.24p/7.18s/7.22f60 meters (women) – Dominique Booker (UCF), 7.24s60 meters (women) – Amber Purvis (Oregon), 7.25p60 meters (men) – Rakieem Salaam (Oklahoma), 6.54s*/6.59f60 meters (men) – Jeff Demps (Florida), 6.58s400 meters (women) – Shelise Williams (Arkansas), 52.47400 meters (men) – Torrin Lawrence (Georgia), 45.82400 meters (men) – Tony McQuay (Florida), 45.95Mile (men) – Chris O’hare (Tulsa), 3:56.4860m hurdles (women) – Jackie Howard (UCF), 8.09p/8.08s/8.06f*60m hurdles (men) – Andrew Riley (Illinois), 7.69sLong Jump (women) – Nina Kokot (Kansas State), 21-1.25Long Jump (men) – Zedric Thomas (LSU), 26-6.25Long Jump (men) – Ngonidzashe Makusha (Florida State), 26-5Long Jump (men) – Tarik Batchelor (Arkansas), 26-1Long Jump (men) – Will Clay (Florida), 26-1Pole Vault (women) – Tina Sutej (Arkansas), 14-8*

Day 2200 meters (women) – Kimberlyn Duncan (LSU), 23.01200 meters (women) – Candyce McGrone (Oklahoma), 23.01200 meters (men) – Maurice Mitchell (Florida State), 20.70200 meters (men) – Brandon Byram (Florida State), 20.74Triple Jump (women) – Kimberly Williams (Florida State), 45-5.75Triple Jump (women) – Colleen Felix (Georgia), 44-2Triple Jump (men) – Will Claye (Florida), 55-10.25*Triple Jump (men) – Christian Taylor (Florida), 55-0.25High Jump (men) – Erik Kynard (Kansas State), 7-7.75*High Jump (men) – Derek Drouin (Indiana), 7-5.25High Jump (men) – Ricky Robertson (Ole Miss), 7-5.25Shot Put (women) – Faith Sherrill (Indiana), 57-0

* – national leader; p – prelims; s – semifinals; f – finals

January 31, 2011

In assembling a competition field that featured a handful of the nation’s best teams, the Razorback Invitational was a showcase for the NCAA’s top student-athletes and the newly resurfaced track and runways at the Randal Tyson Track Center. The men’s field featured eight top-25 teams-No. 12 Arkansas, No. 25 Baylor, No. 9 Florida State, No. 1 LSU, No. 11 Nebraska, No. 19 Oklahoma State, No. 8 Stanford and No. 18 Texas-while the women’s field included seven-No. 6 Arkansas, No. 19 Arizona, No. 25 Baylor, No. 14 Florida State, No. 3 LSU, No. 17 Nebraska and No. 18 Texas.

That translated into a spectacular two days of performances full of NCAA automatic qualifiers and nation-best marks. All told, the 11-team field (men’s and women’s) combined to post 23 automatic qualifiers-20 individual and three relays. Below is a full list of those who secured their spot-some for the second or third time-at the NCAA Championships to be held March 11-12 in College Station, Texas.

Day 160 meters (women) – Jessica Young (TCU), 7.25200 meters (women) – Semony Hacket (LSU), 23.14200 meters (men) – Brandon Byram (Florida State), 20.73200 meters (men) – Justin Austin (Iowa), 20.83DMR (men) – Stanford, 9:29.22*DMR (men) – Arkansas, 9:30.85High Jump (women) – Brigetta Barrett (Arizona), 6-3.25*Long Jump (women) – Chantel Moore (Texas), 21-10*Long Jump (women) – Kimberly Williams (Florida State), 21-3.25Long Jump (men) – Marquise Goodwin (Texas), 26-8.5*Long Jump (men) – Ngonidzashe Makusha (Florida State), 26-2.75Long Jump (men) – Nicholas Gordon (Nebraska), 26-0Shot Put (women) – Julie Labonte (Arizona), 56-1Shot Put (women) – Luke Pinkelman (Nebraska), 64-0.25

Day 2400 meters (women) – Shelise Williams (Arkansas), 52.59*3,000 meters (men) – Elliott Heath (Stanford), 7:52.274×400 Relay (women) – Arkansas, 3:32.48*Triple Jump (men) – Troy Doris (Iowa), 54-0Triple Jump (men) – Kyron Blaise (LSU), 53-4.5Triple Jump (men) – Tarik Batchelor (Arkansas), 53-4-.25Pole Vault (women) – Tina Sutej (Arkansas), 14-6*Pole Vault (women) – Katerina Stefanidi (Stanford), 14-1.25Pole Vault (women) – Natalie Willer (Nebraska), 14-1.25

* – NCAA leader (as of 1/30/11)

January 11, 2011

As the Razorback track and field teamshead into their second weekend of competition, keep track of the latest results and top times from around the nation at the TFRRS website. Heading into the Jan. 14-15 weekend schedule of meets, Arkansas owns five of the top marks in the NCAA with Tarik Batchelor (triple jump) and Dey Tuach (1,000m) for the men and Stephanie Brown (1,000m), Tina Sutej (pole vault) and Shelise Williams (400m) for the women.

December 20, 2010

Another trip to Hoosier State will be in order come November of next year as Indiana State was named the host for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships last week. It will mark the eighth straight year the national championship will be decided on the LaVern Gibson Course in Terre Haute, Ind. The University of Louisville will break the "streak" by hosting the nation’s elite for the 2012 Championship meet.

Just a reminder for all track and field fans that the 2013 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held in Fayetteville at the Randal Tyson Track Center for the 11th time. Before returning to Northwest Arkansas, the indoor national meets will be hosted by Texas A&M (2011) and Boise State (2012).

December 3, 2010

If there’s such as thing as "new track" smell, that’s exactly what I experienced this week at the Randal Tyson Track Center. The indoor track surface is in the finishing stages of being replaced in preparation for the 2011 season. Arkansas opens the indoor season Friday, Jan. 7, with the Razorback Triangular.

November 24, 2010

Senior Dorian Ulrey spoke with Flotrack following his 11th-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships. As you can tell from the video (seen here), it was a windy day in Terre Haute, Ind. The page features two of Ulrey’s interviews with the Flotrack crew during the season.

November 10, 2010

It is regional time for the men’s and women’s cross country teams which translates into a tradition of excellence and success. As customary for the regional meet, the top two finishing teams will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Championships, this year held Nov.22 in Terre Haute, Ind. As part of the South Central region, the Razorbacks are joined by teams from Arkansas, Louisiana and east and central Texas.

Entering this year’s race, the Razorback men are No. 11 in the latest USTFCCCA national poll and the top-ranked team in the South Central region. Arkansas has 30 NCAA regional championships to its credit, including the 2009 team title. The Razorbacks have also won 19 individual titles, spread out among 16 student-athletes. Dorian Ulrey won the 10K race last season. Three former Razorbacks-Eric Henry (1990, 1991), Godfrey Siamusiye (1995, 1996) and Michael Power (1998, 1999)-have won two regional titles during their careers. For a complete look at the Arkansas men’s history at the NCAA Regional Championships, flip through to page 30 of the 2010 media guide.

Arkansas’ women team is receiving votes in the most recent release (Nov. 2) of the USTFCCCA national rankings and are the No. 2 team in the South Central region. The Razorbacks have captured 15 NCAA regional titles, run to eight runner-up finishes and have claimed the top-three spot since the regional format was implemented in 1982. The team’s last title came at the 2008 race in Waco, Texas. Six Arkansas student-athletes have taken home the individual regional title with three-Deena Drossin (1992, 1993), Megan Flowers (1994, 1995) and Lilli Kleinmann (1999, 2000)-winning two times. For a complete look at the Arkansas women’s history at the NCAA Regional Championships, turn to page 34 of the 2010 media guide.

September 30, 2010

In addition to the Razorbacks’ seven-spot jump to No. 8in the most recent release of the 2010 USTFCCCA rankings, an article about senior Dorian Ulrey is currently featured at Track & Field News.

Arkansas’ women take on a loaded field Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational with the team race scheduled for 3:15 p.m. (CT). After earning a second-place finish at last weekend’s Stanford Invitational, the Razorback men are idle this week.

August 26, 2010

The 2010 SEC Men’s and Women’s Cross Country pre-season polls were released Wednesday. Based on a vote by the league head coaches, both Razorback squads were picked to finish second at the SEC Cross Country Championships in November. For the men’s full release, click here. For the women’s full release, click here.

Both squads will open the season with a home meet at Agri Park, Fri., Sept. 3. The women will run at 5 p.m. and the men at 5:30 p.m.

August 19, 2010

Although the Razorbackmen’s and women’strack and fieldteamsare not currently in the midst of their collegiate season, thestudent-athletes and coaches are staying busy.Amidst a busy summer full of competition, the track and field community lost a legend recently.

FAST: Long-time public address announcer Scott Davis, 67, passed away Wed., Aug. 18, at his home in Cerritos, Calif.Scott was the PA announcer for the10 NCAA Division IIndoor Track and Field Championships contested at the Randal Tyson Track Center, for numerous SEC Championships and Tyson Invitationalsand he also MC’d the John McDonnell Tribute Dinner in Sept. 2008. Scott wasa dedicated and tireless promoter of track and field and a great friend and supporter of the Razorback track and field teams.

To read the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Associate release about Scott, click here. Here is the IAAF.org article about Scott’s passing.

Below are pictures of Scott Davis with former Razorback men’s cross country/track and field coach John McDonnell at the tribute dinner.

The Summer Wind: The summerof 2010 treated members of the Razorback men’s and women’s track and field teams kindly. Senior Shelise Williams won gold medals in the open 400 meters and as a memberof Team USA’s 4×400-meter relay at the NACAC U-23 Championships. Sophomore Regina George won a gold medal as a member of Team USA’s 4×400-meter relay at the World Junior Championships, in Moncton, Canada. Sophomore Caleb Cross qualified for the finals of the 110-meter hurdles at the World Junior Championships. Williams at NACAC|| Geroge and Cross at World Juniors

Razorback Greats: At the 2010 Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor induction ceremony in September, Razorback greats Erick Walder and Tracy Robertson will earn entry to an esteemed class of Hogs. Click here for the complete release and details on the 2010 class.

No Record is Safe: Junior Tina Sutej set school records in the indoor and outdoor pole vault and set the indoor SEC record during the 2010 season. Here is the article about her record-setting performance in Slovenia. Here is a release on her competition at the European Championships.

September 2, 2010

The first U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Assoc. regional and national polls of the 2010 season were released earlier this week. The men’s squad is ranked No. 13 nationally and No. 1 in the South Central Region. The women’s squad is receiving votes in the national poll and is ranked No. 3 in the South Central Region. Click here for the complete USTFCCCA release.

Both squads will open the season with a home meet at Agri Park, Fri., Sept. 3. The women will run at 5 p.m. and the men at 5:30 p.m.

Download: NCAAD1_2011_outTF_NCAAEntries-TeamLeaders.pdf



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