FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Some of the best track and field athletes in the world will be on hand to compete at the 2007 Tyson Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center, Fri., Feb. 9, beginning at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Former Razorbacks Wallace Spearmon, Alistair Cragg, Josphat Boit and April Steiner will compete along side Xavier Carter, Allyson Felix, Marshevet Hooker, Aries Merritt, Priscilla Lopes and Alan Webb to name a few.
Tyson Foods has upped the ante to athletes competing at the Tyson Invitational by increasing its world-record bonus to $50,000 to any individual or group who accomplish that task. Two world records fell at the event in 2006.
Tickets are available at the door or by calling 1-800-766-4626. General admission tickets are $10 and reserved seating tickets (by the finish line) are $20. Children 12 and under receive free general admission seating. Giveaways will be handed out at the door.
The Tyson Invitational will be televised on ESPN2, Sun. Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. CST. For an updated schedule and live results of the Tyson Invitational, visit www.tysoninvitational.org or www.hogwired.com.