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Tyson Invite Day One: Williams Sets Personal Best

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Tyson Invite Day One: Williams Sets Personal Best

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Five of the nation’s top-25 teams gathered at Randal Tyson Track Center Friday as the No. 6 Razorbacks wrapped up day one of the Tyson Invitational. Arkansas is closing in on the final regular-season competition leading up to the Southeastern Conference and NCAA Championships.

Chrishuna Williams earned a fourth-place overall finish in the 400-meter dash with a personal-best time of 52.95, taking down her previous record of 53.52 set at the Arkansas Invitational earlier this season. Diana Harper also set a new PR with 54.09, which beats her previous time of 54.37 set at the Razorback Invitational.

The 60-meter hurdles duo of Alex Gochenour and Leigha Brown did not qualify for the finals, but each set a personal record in Friday’s prelims. Gochenour finished in a personal-best 8.63, with Brown coming in at 8.93. In the 800-meter championship run Jessica Kamilos took down her personal record of 2:10.33 with a ninth-place finish in 2:09.05. Freshman Victoria Feole finished 12th overall in the 800-meter college run with a personal best time of 2:13.33. Danielle Nowell just missed the 14-1.25 mark in an attempt to set a new personal record, ending at a second-place 13-5.25 to tie for her second-best mark in her career. Ariel Voskamp recorded an identical mark, finishing fourth, while Megan Zimlich rounded out the Razorback pole vaulters with a mark of 13-1.5. Tamara Myers rounded out day one competition with a mark of 20-4.25 in the long jump, third best time for the Razorbacks this season. Day two of the Tyson Invitational continues Saturday with competition beginning at noon. For more information on Razorback Track and Field follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter.

Download: TYSON DAY ONE.pdf



Sports Category : Track & Field (W)