FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Named the 2016-17 John McDonnell Program of the Year in recognition of three exceptional national championships performances, the Arkansas men’s track and field team invites fans to join in celebration of its storied season Friday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
Last year, the Razorbacks were the only team in the nation to place in the top five at the NCAA cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field championships, earning them the distinction of being the most complete program in country.
Tickets for the event, which will feature a night of recognition of the program’s success as well as dinner with the nationally ranked team and award-winning coaches, costs $25. Fans can reserve their seat by contacting director of operations Matt Downs by phone (479) 236-3049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Honoring Our Seniors
Eleven seniors including Lane Austell, Brad Culp, Noah Findlay, Eric Janise, Ken LeGassey, Clive Pullen, Aidan Swain, Frankline Tonui, Andreas Trajkovski, Cale Wallace and Josh Washington will be recognized for their contributions to the team’s success over their careers as Hogs.
Lane Austell | Multi Events
Indoor program all-time bests No. 9 in the heptathlon, Outdoor program all-time bests No. 8 in the decathlon, SEC All-Academic Team, Two-time SEC top-eight finisher in decathlon, SEC top-eight finisher in the heptathlon.
Brad Culp | Multi Events
2016 NCAA outdoor honorable mention, Indoor program all-time bests No. 4 in the heptathlon and No. 10 in the pole vault, Outdoor program all-time bests No. 7 in the decathlon, Four-time SEC top-eight finisher in heptathlon, SEC top-eight finisher in the decathlon.
Noah Findlay | Middle Distance
2015 SEC outdoor championships qualifier (1,500).
Eric Janise | Sprints
Six-time All-American, Outdoor program record-holder (4-x-400 meter relay), Indoor program all-time bests No. 6 in the 400 and No. 4 in the 4-x-400-meter relay, Outdoor program all-time bests No. 6 in the 400, NCAA silver and bronze medalist (4-x-400 meter relay), SEC All-Academic team.
Ken LeGassey | Jumps
Four-time All-American, NCAA outdoor honorable mention, Four-time All-SEC, Indoor program all-time bests No. 8 in the high jump, Outdoor program all-time bests No. 9 in the high jump, SEC All-Academic team.
Clive Pullen | Jumps
Olympian, World Championships qualifier, Two-time Jamaican national champion, Two-time NCAA champion, NCAA silver medalist, Six-time All-American, Two-time SEC champion, Three-time All-SEC, Indoor program all-time bests No. 3 in the triple jump, Outdoor program all-time bests No. 9 in the triple jump.
Aidan Swain | Distance
NCAA outdoor championships first round qualifier, SEC top-five finisher in the steeplechase, Cross country All-Region, SEC All-Academic team.
Frankline Tonui | Distance
NCAA silver medalist (steeplechase), Two-time All-American, SEC champion (steeplechase), SEC silver medalist (10,000), Four-time All-SEC, Two-time cross country All-Region, Outdoor program all-time bests No. 5 in the steeplechase.
Andreas Trajkovski | Jumps
Danish national junior and youth record-holder, World Junior Championships silver medalist, Four-time All-American, All-SEC, Four-time NCAA top-10 finisher in the long jump.
Cale Wallace | Distance
All-American (DMR), Three-time All-SEC, Two-time cross country All-Region, Outdoor program all-time bests No. 10 in the steeplechase, SEC All-Academic team.
Josh Washington | Sprints
NCAA bronze medalist (4-x-100 meter relay), Four-time All-American, Two-time All-SEC, Indoor program all-time bests No. 7 in the 200, Outdoor program all-time bests part of the No. 2, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 4-x-100 meter relay teams.
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