FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Razorback track and field sent Shawn Forrest and James Strang to compete at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford on Sunday. Both harriers found the qualifying marks they were looking for.
Shawn Forrest ran the 10K and clocked an NCAA automatic-qualifying time in the event. He was the 11th runner to cross the finish line in the field of 34. He was the fourth collegian to finish.
His time, 28:41.92, is a personal best by nearly 25 seconds, ranks second in the SEC and 10th in the NCAA.
Finding a regional-qualifying mark in the event, James Strang finished 21st, fourth among collegians, in the 5,000 meters on Sunday. His time of 13:52.00 is a personal best by nearly 11 seconds, ranks fifth in the Mideast Region and second in the SEC.
For complete results of the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, visit www.gostanford.com. Arkansas will be off this weekend in preparation for the upcoming SEC Championships, May 15-18, in Auburn, Ala.