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Hogs Done at Texas Relays 4x100M Improves

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Hogs Done at Texas Relays 4x100M Improves

AUSTIN, Texas Arkansas track and field wrapped up competition at Texas Relays on Saturday. The Hogs will leave Austin with seven regional-qualifying marks and the 4×1,500-meter title.

Cedric Zellner, Alain Bailey, Mychael Stewart and J-Mee Samuels, as the Hogs’ 4×100-meter relay, finished seventh in the university finals. The quartet clocked a time of 40.37 and eclipsed its season best of 40.50, recorded in Friday’s prelims. The time ranks sixth in the SEC and betters Arkansas’ regional-qualifying mark.

Nkosinza Balumbu made his outdoor debut in the triple jump. He finished seventh in a packed field. His mark of 52-2.75 is his first regional-qualifying mark of the season. It currently leads the SEC.

Spencer McCorkel made his outdoor debut and earned a regional-qualifying mark. He cleared 16-6.75 in the “A” flight of the pole vault.

Arkansas finished fifth in the distance medley relay with a clocking of 10:01.77. Freshman Michael Chinchar took the baton for the lead leg but dropped it less than 100 meters into the race and the pack was called back to the line for a re-start. Holding strong for the first two laps, Chinchar fell behind the lead back on the back straightaway and couldn’t regain any momentum heading into the hand off.

“Chinchar ran like a freshman,” head coach John McDonnell said. “Our other guys did all they could to get back in the race but the lead was too big. It was a slow pace and a slow time won the race.”

Arkansas will travel to Tempe, Ariz. next weekend for the Sun Angel Classic. For complete details of the Arkansas track and field, visit www.hogwired.com.



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