STANFORD, Calif. – The No. 3 Arkansas men’s track and field team posted several solid performances on day one of the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, led by redshirt sophomores Alex George and Erich Sullins.
Sullins kicked off the day for the Razorbacks with a dominant victory in the collegiate section of the hammer throw. After failing to get a mark on his first attempt Sullins moved up into second place in the competition with a round two toss of 54.78m/179-8. Sullins improved upon his previous best on his third attempt by almost 10 feet. He then launched the hammer 61.66m/202-3 on his fourth throw to surpass his former program record by 15 feet and 2 inches. His PR currently ranks him among the top-20 best in the NCAA West region and at No. 9 in the SEC.
On the track, George closed out the night for the Razorbacks, putting his tremendous fitness on display in the invitational section of the 5,000-meter run. Navigating his first race since a pair of international cross country meets this past winter, George embraced the adrenaline from competition, working his way up from the middle of the chase group to the lead pack. The cross country All-American shaved almost nine seconds from his PR, placing fifth in 13 minutes, 40.66 seconds. With that performance, George currently sits at No. 2 on the NCAA leader boards and at No. 1 in the SEC.
ProHog Kemoy Campbell also had an exceptional day in Stanford, placing third in the invitational section of the 10,000 with a Jamaican national record-breaking time of 28:06.40. Campbell broke the previous record, set in 1989 by Mark Elliott, by 26.04 seconds. The Jamaican Olympian now owns four national records including the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 and the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000.
Additional Notable Performances
Junior Austen Dalquist raced to a PR in the 5,000 of 14:07.73. His time was almost seven seconds faster than his previous best and ranks him at No. 2 in the SEC
Sophomore Cameron Griffith will be the only Razorback to return to the track in Stanford on Saturday, entered in section five of the 800. The Sydney, Australia native, will toe the line at 4:32 p.m. CT.
March 31, 2017
Cobb Track & Angell Field (Stanford, California)
1,500 Meters Section 3
3. Cameron Griffith – 3:46.39
5,000 Meters Section 1
5. Alex George – 13:40.66
5000 Meters Section 2
12. Austen Dalquist – 14:07.73
5,000 Meters Section 4
10. Kyle Levermore – 14:23.60
12. Aidan Swain – 14:31.29
Steeplechase Section 1
12. Cale Wallace – 9:02.12 (SB)
Discus Throw Invitational
6. Erich Sullins – 48.40m/158-9
Hammer Throw Collegiate
1. Erich Sullins – 61.66m/202-3
Javelin Throw Collegiate
3. Alex Springer – 57.60m/189-0
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