FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Recently ranked fourth in the USTFCCCA preseason poll, the Arkansas men’s track and field team will embark on its 2017 indoor campaign this Friday as the hosts of the Arkansas Invitational. The meet will begin Friday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. CT with the men’s shot put while running events will follow at 3 p.m.
Who: #4 Arkansas, Arkansas Baptist, Coffeyville CC, Missouri Southern, Oral Roberts, #12 Texas Tech and Tulsa
Tickets: Adults $5, Youth 17 under admitted free
Important Links: Live Results / SEC Network + at 3 p.m. / Start List
Promotions: T-Shirt giveaways, Track Capital of the World poster pick up and High School Night
Moving on without Jarrion Lawson this season, the Razorbacks remain resolute in their expectation of excellence. Arkansas returns two national champions in Kenzo Cotton and Clive Pullen as well as a slew of All-Americans ready to command respect on the track and in the field.
“Our main priority is to not have any injuries this weekend and get back into the routine of competing,” head coach Chris Bucknam said. “Obviously we couldn’t be more thrilled about Jarrion winning the Bowerman Award. 2016 was big and Jarrion was a major part of that. But like Jarrion, we have the ability to compartmentalize and focus on the future. It’s our season opener [this weekend] and we’re trying to shake the rust off a little bit.”
The Arkansas Invitational is the first of four home indoor meets for coach Bucknam’s squad and will be followed by the highly anticipated and televised Razorback Invitational on Jan. 27-28 which will feature 14 of the best teams from across the country.
Indoor Home Slate
Arkansas Invitational, Friday, Jan. 13
Razorback Invitational, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28
Tyson Invitational, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-12
Arkansas Qualifier, Friday, Feb. 17
Season tickets for the 2017 Arkansas men’s and women’s track and field season are now on sale. Razorback fans have the opportunity to purchase a season pass for $40 which includes access to all seven Razorback men’s and women’s track and field home meets.
For more information on Arkansas track and field including in-meet updates, follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter.