EL PASO, Texas– Facing windy conditions in El Paso, Texas, at the UTEP Invitational, the No. 6 University of Arkansas women’s track and field team collected three runner-up finishes and three personal-best performances Saturday at Kidd Field. The Razorbacks’ career-best efforts came from Gwendolyn Flowers at 100 meters, Kirsten Hesseltine in the high jump and Danielle Nowell in the pole vault.
Running in the second section of the 100 meters, Flowers finished first in her heat and fourth overall with a time of 11.61. The performance is an all-conditions personal best for the Razorback junior. Also at 100 meters, Tiffany Hines finished sixth overall in a time of 11.64. Along with Regina George and Whitney Jones, the two were part of Arkansas’ runner-up 4×100-meter relay that posted a time of 44.89.
In field results, Hesseltine and Nowell posted personal-best performances in the high jump and pole vault, respectively. Hesseltine added three inches to previous career best with a final clearance of 1.73m/5-8 to finish in third place. Nowell was the runner-up in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.97m/13-0.25, her first career mark over the 13-foot barrier.The Razorbacks picked up a third runner-up performance from Ivanique Kemp in the 100-meter hurdles. Running in the fastest section of the event, Kemp finished second overall with a time of 13.55 and led a 2-5-7 finish for Arkansas with teammates Brittany Hyter and Makeba Alcide, respectively.
The UTEP Invitational was Arkansas’ fourth event of the outdoor season. Next weekend, the team will split between the John McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville and the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. For more information regarding Razorback track and field or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
UTEP Invitational Results
100 Meters4. Gwendolyn Flowers – 11.61 (PR) (+4.9)6. Tiffany Hines – 11.64 (+2.5)
100m Hurdles2. Ivanique Kemp – 13.55 (+0.7)5. Brittany Hyter – 14.11 (+0.7)7. Makeba Alcide – 14.12 (+4.6)
4x100m Relay2. Flowers/George/Jones/Hines – 44.89
High Jump3. Kirsten Hesseltine – 1.73m/5-8 (PR)5. Makeba Alcide – 1.69m/5-6.5
Pole Vault2. Danielle Nowell – 3.97m/13-0.25 (PR)6. Megan Weller – 3.62m/11-10.5
Long Jump9. Whitney Jones – 5.93m/19-5.517. Tamara Myers – 5.63m/18-5.7528. Makeba Alcide – 5.29m/17-4.25
Download: Final Results – UTEP Invitational.pdf