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Lady’Backs welcome world’s best

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lady’Backs welcome world’s best

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas Lady Razorback track and field team is ready to welcome the world’s best track and field athletes to the Randal Tyson Track Center for the Powered by Tyson Invitational on Friday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m.

“To have the world’s best athletes here is something special,” Arkansas head track coach Lance Harter said. “This meet could end up being one of the premier track events in the world indoors. To have it in Fayetteville is a testament to the hard work and dedication of John McDonnell and his accomplishments and the numerous people who helped put this event together.”

The Lady Razorbacks will compete in four events during the Friday night portion of the competition. Seniors Aneita Denton, Erica Sigmont and Kasia Williams will tackle top notch fields in the 800 meters, mile and 60-meter hurdles, respectively, with the 4×400-meter relay consisting of a trio of freshman capping off the night’s action. On Arkansas’ relay are Denton with locals Paige Farrell and Sydney Scarbrough and Tominque Boatright.

While fans get to see the world’s best on Friday, the collegiate athletes take center stage on Saturday with the collegiate portion of the meet. Scheduled to compete in Fayetteville are 13 of the top 25 women’s track teams in the nation including seven Southeastern Conference opponents.

“Saturday should be a preview of the both the SEC and NCAA Championships for us,” Harter said. “We’ll see how we stack up against those teams and what we can do to improve our standing.”

Action on Saturday begins at 9:00 a.m. with finals starting at 6:00 p.m. While Arkansas competes in just four events on Friday, it sees action all day on Saturday.

For more information about Lady Razorback track or about Arkansas women’s athletics, please go to www.ladybacks.com.



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