FAYETTEVILLE – No. 18 Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field will continue the 2010 outdoor season with the hosting of the John McDonnell Invitational, Sat., April 10, at John McDonnell Field.
Field events are set to begin at 9 a.m. with running events following at 2 p.m. and running finals starting at 5 p.m. Friday will hold the men’s and women’s hammer throw at 12 p.m. and the men’s and women’s 5,000 meters at 9 p.m. Also competing with Arkansas will be Iowa, Kansas, Memphis, Missouri Southern, No. 13 Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts and Tulsa.
Live results, a live video stream and a complete daily meet recap can be found at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The 2010 John McDonnell Invitational will air tape-delayed on Cox Sports, Sun. April 18, at 5 p.m. CST. It will also air April 23 at 12 p.m. CST and April 27 at 2:30 p.m. CST.
In this week’s USTFCCCA ranking, the Razorbacks are listed at No. 18. Arkansas is one of eight SEC schools in the top 25. Florida is No.1, Auburn is No. 7, LSU is No. 8, South Carolina is No. 9, Mississippi State is No. 11, Ole Miss is No. 17 and Tennessee is No. 24. Freshman Eric Fernandez is the SEC leader at 10,000 meters. His time of 28:37.77 is the fastest by a freshman this season and ranks No. 3 in the NCAA.
At Texas Relays, the Razorbacks picked up a win in the 4×1,500-meter relay (15:26.43), a bronze finish in the 4×800-meter relay (7:30.87), ninth-place finish in the sprint medley relay (3:22.68) and a 10th-place finish in the distance medley relay (9:56.37).