comscore script

Razorbacks Move up to No. 3 in USTFCCCA Rankings

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks Move up to No. 3 in USTFCCCA Rankings

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Following a highly successful weekend at the Drake Relays, the University of Arkansas men’s track and field team moves up to No. 3 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Computer Rankings, as released Tuesday. In week four of the USTFCCCA National Rankings the Southeastern Conference takes control of the top three, as Florida moves up to No. 1, followed by Texas A&M at No. 2 just ahead of the No. 3 Razorbacks. The previous top-contender, Oregon, drops to No. 4 and SEC foe Georgia assumes the No. 5 spot. Alabama and LSU are ranked No. 8 and No. 10, respectively, providing the SEC with six of the nation’s top 10 programs. For complete rankings, click here. The No. 3 Razorbacks made a strong showing on the final day at the Drake Relays, crowned as the Co-Champions of the HyVee Cup, a team award given to the overall top-finishing relay teams. In addition, Anthony May had his best performance of the season, winning the high jump and leaping to a huge personal-best mark of 53-0.75 in the triple jump to take over the top spot in the nation. Arkansas finished strong with the sprint relays in route to the HyVee Cup, starting with a runner-up finish in the 4×100-meter relay. Omar McLeod, Jarrion Lawson, Neil Braddy and Curtis Brown finished in 39.61, good for the sixth-best time in the SEC and eighth in the nation. Trailing the University of Illinois by two points, the HyVee Cup came down to the final race in the 4×400-meter relay. The Razorbacks defeated Illinois to even the score and earn a share of the award alongside the Fighting Illini. Arkansas will return to John McDonnell Field next weekend as the Razorbacks host the Arkansas Twilight Friday night. The distance crew will travel to California for the Payton Jordan Invitational. For more information on Razorback Track and Field, follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter.



Sports Category : Track & Field (M)