FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 7 University of Arkansas women’s track and field team opens its outdoor campaign with a trip to Austin, Texas, for the 88th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Competition begins Wednesday with the heptathlon and runs through Saturday afternoon at Mike A. Myers Stadium. With a majority of their sprinters and field athletes in Texas, the Razorbacks will also have entries at this weekend’s Arkansas Spring Invitational in Fayetteville.
Arkansas is ranked seventh in the first USTFCCCA poll of the outdoor season which is primarily based on preseason data including student-athletes’ best marks from the 2014 season. Based on its performance during the cross country and indoor seasons, Arkansas currently leads the Terry Crawford Program of the Year standings. The Razorbacks are one of eight SEC teams represented in the national ranking.
In addition to the heptathlon, the Razorbacks’ entries are scheduled for individual competition at 100 meters, 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, pole vault and javelin. Arkansas will so be represented in the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m and sprint-medley relays. The Razorback women have won 17 Texas Relays titles in the program’s history including seven in the relay events. Former standout Tina Sutej owns the meet record in the pole vault with her 14-11 clearance in 2012.
88th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on LHN
Wednesday, March 25 – 6-7:30 p.m. (tape delay of multi events)
Thursday, March 26 – 4:30-6 p.m. (tape delay of multi events); 6-9 pm.
Friday, March 27 – 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 – 1-5 p.m.
The outdoor home opener is also scheduled for this week with the Arkansas Spring Invitational which will be held March 27-28 at John McDonnell Field. After Friday’s hammer throw, the competition begins Saturday with field events at 10 a.m. and running events at 1:30 p.m. For questions or to purchase tickets for home events, call 800-982-HOGS (4647) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Razorbacks’ postseason begins May 14-16 at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Starkville, Miss., before returning to Austin on May 27-30 for the NCAA West Preliminary. Qualifiers from that event will cap their season June 10-13 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.
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