AMES, Iowa – The defending national champion Arkansas Razorbacks took full advantage of the Last Chance Meet held in Ames, Iowa Friday afternoon by strengthening times and automatically qualifying the distance medley relay.
Arkansas’ DMR team ran a 9:36.44, which automatically qualifies them for the NCAA championships held in Fayetteville.
Improving on already strong provisional marks were Murray Link in the mile, Eddie Jackson in the 60m hurdles, Lavar Miller in the triple jump and the 4x400m relay team.
Jackson set an Arkansas school record in the 60m hurdles with his 7.94. Teammate Sean Lightfoot set the top mark last year with a 7.95.
Miller improved his Southeastern Conference Championship leap by three inches.
The Hogs will participate in the 2000 NCAA Indoor Championships March 11-12, in Fayetteville.
Arkansas Qualifying Marks
Eddie Jackson 60m Hurdles 7.94 (prov)*
4x400m relay 3:09.19 (prov)
Murray Link Mile 4:02.24 (prov)
Distance Medley Relay 9:36.44 (auto)
Lavar Miller Triple Jump 54-4.75 (prov)
Fred Talley 60m prelims 6.86; finals 6.86
Chandun O’Neal 200m 21.71
Ryan Stanley 400m 47.97
Dale Lusby 400m 49.70
Andrew Beasley 800m 1:51.41
Sean Lightfoot 60m Hurdles 7.95
Richard Smith Long Jump 24-1.75
* – school record