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Home Track Awaits Razorbacks for Twilight Meet

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Home Track Awaits Razorbacks for Twilight Meet

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. In a final tune-up for the SEC Championships, the Razorbacks will host the Arkansas Twilight, Fri., May 4, at the newly renovated John McDonnell Field. Field events will begin at 1 p.m. and running events will follow at 5 p.m.

Adam Perkins and Brian Roe will be running for the last time in Fayetteville as Razorbacks this weekend. Both complete their collegiate eligibility this spring.

Arkansas track and field is ranked No. 9 by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and No. 21 by Trackwire 25, it was announced on Tuesday. Four Razorbacks were also tabbed in the Trackwire Dandy Dozen.

Defending NCAA Outdoor Champion Florida State is seated at the top of the Trackwire 25 and the USTFCCCA poll while Auburn and LSU sit at No. 2 in the USTFCCCA and Trackwire 25, respectively. Oregon sits at No. 3 in the Trackwire 25 while USC holds the third spot in the USTFCCCA.

Also released on Tuesday are the Dandy Dozen rankings. Four Razorbacks are ranked in four events.

In the Dandy Dozen, 10-time All-American Peter Kosgei remains at No. 4 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. J-Mee Samuels moved up to No. 10 in the 100-meter rankings.

In the field events, Alain Bailey fell to No. 6 in the long jump. In the triple jump, All-American and two-time SEC Champion Nkosinza Balumbu sits at third despite recording the second-best jump in the nation at the John McDonnell Invitational (53-0.75).

For complete a complete listing of the Trackwire 25 and the USTFCCCA poll, visit www.trackshark.com or www.ustfccca.org. For an updated schedule and live results of the Arkansas Twilight, visit www.hogwired.com.



Sports Category : Track & Field (M)