STANFORD, Calif. – The No. 3 Arkansas women’s track and field team wrapped up its final day of competition in Stanford and Austin, Texas on Saturday afternoon with commendable performances in the pole vault and 800-meter run.
Sophomore Tori Weeks was the Razorbacks top vaulter at the Texas Relays, placing fourth with an outdoor PR of 4.50m/14-9. Lexi Weeks finished in fifth place with a season’s best clearance of 4.40m/14-5 1/4 while Desiree Freier placed 11th, clearing 4.25m/13-11 1/4. All three Arkansas vaulters moved up the NCAA outdoor standings, led by Tori Weeks at No. 2, Lexi Weeks at No. 3 and Freier at No. 5.
Out West at the Stanford Invitational, middle distance trio of Therese Haiss (2:06.46), Ceara Watson (2:06.57) and Nikki Hiltz (2:06.92) made their outdoor debuts in the 800 finishing sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively. All three Razorback runners earned a spot inside the NCAA top-10 as part of an elite group of six athletes to break the 2 minute and 7 seconds barrier this year. Freshman Alex Byrnes also had a solid outing in the 800 finishing 15th with an outdoor PR of 2:08.47 to close out the weekend for the Razorbacks.
Arkansas will compete next at the Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas on Saturday, April 8.
April 1, 2017
Cobb Track & Angell Field (Stanford, California)
6. Therese Haiss – 2:06.46
7. Ceara Watson – 2:06.57
8. Nikki Hiltz – 2:06.92
15. Alex Byrnes – 2:08.47
April 1, 2017
Mike A. Myers Stadium (Austin, Texas)
4. Tori Weeks – 4.50m/14-9
5. Lexi Weeks – 4.40m/14-5 1/4
11. Desiree Freier – 4.25m/13-11 1/4
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