FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On a day a celebration on the grand opening of the Randal Tyson Track Center, the state of Arkansas and the nation witnessed the best in track and field.
The Razorbacks and Lady ‘Backs were well represented throughout the second day of the Tyson Invitational.
Kenny Evans electrified the crowd with the third best high jump mark in the nation at seven-feet four-inches. He had three attempts at seven feet, seven inches which he missed by just inches.
“I really wanted to do well,” Lavar Miller said. “I wanted to show the people of Arkansas how hard we work day in and day out.”
Senior James Karanu recorded the best collegiate time in the nation in the mile with a time of 3:59.17 marking his best performance as a Razorback. This was the second competitive mile that Karanu has run since becoming a Razorback.
“This was great,” Arkansas men’ head coach John McDonnell said. “The atmosphere that the Randal Tyson Track Center has shown the nation what track is to Arkansas.”
The Hogs will be competing at different venues this weekend in preparation for the Southeastern Conference Championships, Feb. 26-27, in Fayetteville, Ark.