FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Through torrential down pours and several suspensions of meet action the No. 3 Arkansas women’s track and field team managed to exceptionally navigate through day one of the Arkansas Spring Invitational in Fayetteville.
Sophomore Ashlee Moore was the top Razorback performer of the day as she accumulated 3,207 points in four of seven heptathlon events. Moore won the 100-meter hurdles in 13.79w (w denotes wind-assisted performance) and went on to place inside the top-three of the high jump, shot put and 200.
“Considering the weather conditions and having to overcome those highs and lows of warming up after being on hold, I thought she did a really nice job of keeping her focus and posting a pretty solid first day,” head coach Lance Harter said.
Moore leads the heptathlon by a 197-point margin over Gavyn Yetter of Wichita State and will return to action tomorrow at 11 a.m. CT with the long jump.
Open field event competition will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the women’s long jump which will feature All-American multi Kelsey Herman. Fans will be able to tune in to tomorrow’s events on the SEC Network + which will live stream the meet at the 3 p.m.
Arkansas Spring Invitational
March 24, 2017
John McDonnell Field (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
1. Ashlee Moore – 3,207 points
1. 100 Hurdles – 13.79w (1,008 points)
2. High Jump – 1.63m/5-4 1/4 (771)
3. Shot Put – 11.30m/37-1 (615)
2. 200 Meters – 25.82w (813)
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