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Razorback great Tracy Robertson

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback great Tracy Robertson

This is the latest in a series of features on the 2010 University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor inductees.

Tracy Robertson was a member of head coach Lance Harter’s cross country and track and field teams from 1997-2001. She competed in cross country and distance events ranging from the 1,500 meters and the mile to the 3,000 meters. She is the 10th representative of women’s cross country and track and field inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Honor.

A nine-time All-American for the Razorbacks’ cross country and women’s track and field program, Robertson was a key member of both of Arkansas’ Southeastern Conference triple crown championship teams in 1999-2000 and 2000-01. She was named the SEC High Point Scorer at the 2000 SEC Indoor Championships after accumulating 26 points.

Robertson was part of eight SEC team championships while at Arkansas. She won the program’s sixth individual NCAA Championship during the 2001 indoor track season in the mile besting the field by three seconds while setting a new personal best in the event with a time of 4:39.10. In the Arkansas record book, Robertson’s mile personal best still ranks as the No. 5 time in school history.

Her All-America honors came in the 2000 and 2001 mile, the 1998, 2000, and 2001 3,000 meters and as a member of the distance medley relay in 1998 and 1999 during the indoor season. Outdoors, she picked up All-America status in the 2001 1,500 meters and the 1998 3,000 meters.

Robertson took home five SEC individual and relay titles in her four seasons. She won the SEC indoor mile in 2000 (4:41.12) and was part of the title-winning distance medley relay (11:31.80) in 1998. Outdoors, she took 1,500 meter titles in 1998 (4:25.90) and 2001 (4:20.89) and the 3,000-meter title in 1998 (9:35.82). Robertson was a nine-time All-SEC performer for the Razorbacks.

A native of Ottawa, Canada, Robertson earned her degree from the University of Arkansas before a brief professional career in track and field.

UA Sports Hall of Honor members are selected by a vote of former letterwinners in conjunction with the "A" Club. The official induction is Friday, Sept. 3, at the Springdale Convention Center. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from the Razorback Foundation. For more information, call the Razorback Foundation at 479-443-9000.



Sports Category : Track & Field (W)