EUGENE, Ore. – Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field wrapped up competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday. The University of Oregon hosted the event at Hayward Field.
Texas A&M won the team title with 55 points, Florida was second with 54 points and Oregon was third with 45 points. For the first time since 1980, the Razorbacks did not score any points.
"We are obviously disappointed," assistant coach Doug Case said. "We thought Tarik Batchelor would score points but it just wasn’t his day. The good thing is that everyone comes back next year. This experience makes them wiser and gives them a better idea of what this national stage is like. The NCAA meet is the best of the best every year and being here gives our guys the tools to know how to prepare, warm-up and compete"
Sophomore Tarik Batchelor was Arkansas’ lone competitor on Saturday. He participated in the long jump. His best jump of the day measured 23-11.75 for a 19th-place finish.
"Today didn’t go how it was supposed to," Batchelor said. "I wanted to score points for the team but it just didn’t happen. I think the NCAA experience was valuable for me and the other young guys on the team. We want to make a statement next year. We have to after our outdoor performance this year. I really think this meet and this experience will make us that much better next year."