FAYETTEVILLE –After spending the past four weeks on the road, the University of Arkansas Lady Razorback track team returns home for its lone outdoor track meet of the season, the John McDonnell Invitational, Saturday at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville.
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. with field events and running throughout the day, the Lady Razorbacks are scheduled to compete in events continuously giving everyone in attendance an opportunity to watch the best that the Lady Razorbacks have to offer. A majority of the field events begin at 3:00 p.m., with finals starting at 5:00 p.m. Also scheduled to compete are Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Southwest Missouri State, Missouri Southern and Barton County Community College to name a few.
“We have always had very good luck in the field events and hurdles at this meet,” Arkansas head coach Lance Harter said. “Hopefully that will continue on Saturday. For some of the veterans, this is a training meet in preparation for the SEC Championships, for the younger ones, it’s an opportunity to qualify for the regional meet.”
Several Lady’Backs are competing in odd events including senior Aneita Denton who tackles the 1,500 for the first time in her career. Others attempt to improve on their specialties like Brandy Blackwood in the hammer throw and Kasia Williams in the 100-meter hurdles. Freshmen like Arkansans Paige Farrell and Stephanie Irwin attempt to improve on their regional qualifiers.
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