FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The reigning SEC Indoor Track Champions and No. 3 Arkansas men’s track and field team picked up four top 10 finishes on the opening day of the 2015 Rod McCravy Memorial at Nutter Field House.
Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial Meet was initially billed as the best track meet anywhere in America all weekend. The level of competition lived up to expectations on Friday, and that excitement will only build with a talent-laden Saturday schedule in store.
|2015 ROD MCCRAVY MEMORIAL|
|Friday, Jan. 23, 2015|
|No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Arkansas, No. 8 Texas, No. 10 LSU, No. 11 Georgia, No. 20 Florida State, No. 24 Ohio State, Kentucky, Missouri, Baylor, Illinois, Miami, USC, Virginia|
|Nutter Field House | Lexington, Ky.|
|Schedule of Events | Heat Sheets|
|Day 1 (PDF)|
|SEC Network+ (Saturday Only)|
|Twitter | Facebook | #TrackCapitalOfTheWorld|
The distance medley relay team of Cale Wallace, Eric Janise, Ryan Thomas, Kemoy Campbell earned a third-place finish with a time of 9:39.46, just three seconds behind second-place Florida and less than seven seconds behind first-place Oregon.
Senior Stanley Kebenei took fourth in the 5,000 meters, crossing the finish line in 13:48.48, while Malik Broughton placed sixth in the high jump with a personal-best (6-8.25) and Eric Hawkins finished eighth in the 200 meter dash (21.64).
Arkansas will return to the track on Saturday morning for Day 2 of the Rod McCravy Memorial. The Saturday action will begin at 10:00 a.m. CT. The action will ramp up on Saturday as the track will feature some of the most competitive fields for any regular season meet so far this year.
Fans will be able to watch the Razorbacks in action during Saturday’s finale at the Rod McCravy Memorial, as the second day of the competition will feature live streaming video on SEC Network+ and the WatchESPN App. The coverage will also feature highlights of Friday’s events from Nutter Field House.
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ROD MCCRAVY MEMORIAL – DAY 1
8. Eric Hawkins – 21.64
15. Anthony Blakely – 21.82
29. Ryan Green – 22.33
4. Stanley Kebenei – 13:48.48
3. Wallace/Janise/Thomas/Campbell – 9:39.46
6. Malik Broughton – 2.04/6-8.25 (PR)
12. Kurt Jenner – 6.93m/22-9
17. Trae Carey – 6.83m/22-5
22. Brandon Workman – 6.66m/21-10.2
23. Rubin Owens – 6.65m/21-10
15. Devin Randall – 17.46/57-3.5
PR – personal best | * – based on marks entering weekend
Fayetteville, the “Track Capital of the World”, will be at the center of the track and field universe on the weekend of March 13-14 as the Razorbacks will host the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center, the home of the “Fastest Indoor Track in the World”. Since the facility’s opening in 2000, Arkansas and the Randal Tyson Track Center have hosted the event 11 times, including nine straight seasons and 11 of the last 13 championships.
A two-day, all-session ticket to the NCAA Indoor Championships is $40 for reserved seating and $30 for general admission adult ticket.
Season tickets and NCAA all-session passes are available online at HERE, by contacting the Razorback Athletics Ticket Center via phone at (800) 982-HOGS or in person at the Razorback Athletics Ticket Center, located just east of Baum Stadium at 1295 S. Razorback Rd. in Fayetteville.