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No. 15 Men’s track at Texas Relays

BY ANDRES FOCIL
No. 15 Men’s track at Texas Relays

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field will continue the 2010 outdoor season with the Texas Relays this weekend, Wed.-Sat., March 31- April 3, at Mike A Myers Stadium.

Events begin at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 a.m. on Thursday, 9:30 a.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday for the Razorbacks. Also competing with Arkansas will be Baylor, BYU, Florida State, Kansas, LSU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech and USC.

The entries include Razorback teams competing in the 4×200-meter, 4×400-meter, 4×800-meter, 4×1,500-meter, sprint medley and distance medley relays. Individually, sophomore Terry Prentice and freshman Matt Kirbos will make their Razorback debuts in the decathlon on Wednesday.

Freshman Leoman Momoh will run the 800 meters, junior LaShawn Butler will run the 100 meters, sophomore Rick Elliott will run the 3,000-meter steeplechase and senior Alain Bailey will long jump. Sophomore Andrew Pennington and freshman Caleb Cross will run the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles and freshman Hunter Bourke will join them in the 400-meter hurdles. Freshmen Scott Gillespie and Dylan Roberts will run the 1,500 meters and junior Luke Laird will throw the javelin.

The Hogs have won 55 Texas Relays titles since the meet’s inception in 1925. Arkansas was named the Most Outstanding team in 1987 while the following individuals were named Most Outstanding Athlete: Randy Stephens, 1982; Joe Falcon, 1988; Scott MacPherson, 2005 (Plano HS).

Friday night in Austin, the Hogs will be in the hunt for their 12th-straight title win in the 4×1,500-meter relay. Omar Abdi, Lane Boyer, Drew Butler, Michael Chinchar, Eric Fernandez, Solomon Haile, Scott Gillespie, Duncan Phillips and Patrick Russell are all potential 4×1,500-meter relay legs. Arkansas has won 18 4×1,500-meter relay titles since the start of the event in 1925 with its first win in the event coming in 1951.

Download: 3.31-4.3.10 Texas Relays.pdf



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