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Razorbacks Top DMR Field at Boston Indoor Clas

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks Top DMR Field at Boston Indoor Clas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas established itself as the nation’s team to beat in the indoor distance medley relay (DMR) this season as the Razorbacks topped a group of the nation’s top DMR contenders over the weekend in the Boston Indoor Classic at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass.
The Razorbacks posted an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 9:38.21 to take the tape in the invitation only event on Sunday afternoon. The UA squad included senior Dirk Heinze running the mile, junior Josh Landreth running the 400-meter leg, sophomore Chris Mulvaney in the 1,200-meter leg and freshman Said Ahmed on the 800-meter portion of the relay.
Arkansas bested second-place Connecticut by more than three seconds (9:41.28) with Notre Dame (9:42.00) finishing third. UA rivals Georgetown (9:42.13) and Stanford (9:44.54) finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Arkansas was originally scheduled to square off with Michigan as well, but the Wolverines pulled out after an injury to their top distance runner Alan Webb.
“The main thing is that we beat some of the top contenders in the country pretty handily,” Arkansas head coach John McDonnell said. “We ran some really good legs up front. Mulvaney continues to run well for us. Dirk will run faster than that down the line. I think that time will definitely get us in the NCAA meet, but I think we will continue to improve.”
The entire UA men’s squad will return to action this weekend as the Razorbacks host the Tyson Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center. Collegiate teams will battle it out on Friday with field events set to start at 2 p.m. and running events slated for 1:30 p.m.
The professional portion of the Tyson Invitational will be held on Saturday evening with both field events and running events starting at 5 p.m.
Tickets for the Tyson Invitational are $5 for adults and $3 for students and may be purchased at the Randal Tyson Track Center ticket office on Friday and Saturday.




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