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Track Hogs Excel at Adidas Track Classic

Track Hogs Excel at Adidas Track Classic

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Arkansas track and field was represented by many current and former Hogs at the Adidas Track Classic, in Carson, Calif., Sun., May 20.

Tyson Gay started the day with the 100-meter prelims. He finished second with a time 10.18 behind Derrick Atkins, who clocked a 10.11.

Gay went on to clock a personal-best 9.79 in the 100-meter finals to win the event. The performance would have tied Maurice Greene’s American record had the wind not exceeded 2.0m/s. His mark is the fastest wind-aided time run in the world this season.

In the 200 meters, Wallace Spearmon won the event and clocked a world-leading 19.91. He defeated some of the nation’s best sprinters in LaShawn Merritt, Shawn Crawford and Xavier Carter, who went 2-3-4 with times of 19.98, 20.21 and 20.26, respectively.

Former Hog harriers Josphat Boit and Seth Summerside competed in the 3,000 meters. Boit, a two-time NCAA Champion for the Razorbacks in 2006, finished third with a time of 7:43.30. Boit’s clocking is the 17th-fastest time run in the world this season.

Summerside was right behind him in fourth with a time of 7:43.82. Summerside’s clocking is the second-fastest time run by an American this season in the 3K.

Alistair Cragg finished second in a very strong 1,500-meter field. His time of 3:36.18 was just off Nick Willis’ winning time of 3:35.85. Said Ahmed finished sixth in the same field with a time of 3:39.00, the fourth-fastest time run by an American this season.

Current Hog, Alex McClary, who redshirted the 2007 season, finished 10th with a time of 3:42.02, the 14th fastest-time run by an American this season.

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Sports Category : Track & Field (M)