FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In hopes of securing more NCAA automatic marks, the Razorbacks will host the Arkansas Last Chance, Friday, March 7, at the Randal Tyson Track Center. Field events will begin at 2 p.m. with the high jump and running will start at 3 p.m. with the 400 meters.
Admission is free for all fans. Doors will open one hour prior to the first event. The most updated schedule can be found at www.hogwired.com.
J-Mee Samuels, Randy Parker and Cedric Zellner will compete in the 60 meters with Samuels coming back for the 200 meters. Kent Austell will run the 400 meters and Chris Bilbrew and Alex McClary will run the 800 meters.
In the mile, Arkansas will have Michael Chinchar, Micky Cobrin and Daniel LaCava competing. Shawn Forrest and Scott MacPherson will run the 3,000 meters. Arkansas will run its “A” team DMR in order to achieve the NCAA automatic time of 9:34.00. LSU’s ninth-ranked DMR will also be competing alongside an Arkansas Alumni team.
In the field events, Alain Bailey and Brent Rosson will be high jumping, Chad Burnett and Spencer McCorkel will pole vault and Daniel Quinn and Mychael Stewart will long jump.
James Strang, Chris Barnicle and Tyler Hill hold the seventh-, eighth- and ninth-best marks in the nation in the 5,000 meters. With their tickets to NCAAs hopefully punched, they will rest this weekend to prepare for their NCAA races.
The current United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) ranking was released March 5, 2008. The Razorbacks moved up six places to No. 8 this week after a stellar performance at the SEC Indoor Championships. Arkansas is one of five SEC teams ranked in the top 25. The national performance lists, split by division and conference, can be found at TrackShark.com.
For complete details of Razorback track and field, visit www.hogwired.com.
Download: 3.7.08 Last Chance.pdf