FAYETTEVILLE – Grace Heymsfield notched her second victory of the season Saturday with a first-place run at 3,000 meters on the final day of competition at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York. In the team standings, the No. 3 University of Arkansas women’s track and field team finished in fifth place with 49 points collected over the two-day competition.
In the Razorbacks’ first event of the day, Heymsfield raced to victory in the college section of the 3,000 meters, crossing the finish in a personal-best time of 9:37.33. The Elkins, Ark., native finished five seconds clear of the second-place runner and shaved more than 15 seconds off her previous-best mark in the event.
Arkansas closed out its New Balance weekend with a fifth-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay. Running in heat three of the timed final, the team of Gwendolyn Flowers, Whitney Jones, Chrishuna Williams and Regina George combined for a time of 3:36.56. The top-five teams in the 4×400-meter relay were separated by less than one second.
Dominique Scott, in her second race of the indoor season, finished fifth in the college section of the mile. She crossed the line in a time of 4:59.40. In the preliminary heats of the championship section of the 200 meters, Tiffany Hines clocked in at 24.68 to finish in 37th place among all qualifiers. In the team’s lone field result of the day, Tamara Myers finished in 13th place in the triple jump with a day’s best mark of 12.32m/40-5.
After a weekend on the road, Arkansas returns home to host the Tyson Invitational and USATF Classic next weekend at the Randal Tyson Track Center. For more information regarding Razorback track and field or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
New Balance Collegiate InvitationalDay 2 Results
200 meters (championship section)37. Tiffany Hines – 24.68
Mile (college section)5. Dominique Scott – 4:59.40
3,000m (college section)1. Grace Heymsfield – 9:37.33 (PR)
4x400m (championship section)5. Gwendolyn Flowers/Whitney Jones/Chrishuna Williams/Regina George – 3:36.56
Triple jump (championship section)13. Tamara Myers – 12.32m/40-5