FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s track and field team enters the outdoor season ranked No. 1 in the Preseason Division I Computer Rankings, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Arkansas (311.88 team rankings points) finds itself atop the men’s rankings for the first time since the beginning of the USTFCCCA rankings in 2008, over defending men’s outdoor co-champions Florida (300.11) and Texas A&M (296.36) at No. 2 and 3, respectively. Recently crowned indoor champion Oregon (294.12) comes in at No. 4. Florida State rounds out the top five with 208.46 team points. The No. 1 Razorbacks have eight competitors ranked in the top five of their events, including second-ranked Patrick Rono (800 meters) and Stanley Kebenei (steeplechase) — not to mention a The Bowerman Watch List member in Jarrion Lawson (long jump). Freshman Omar McLeod is receiving votes for the prestigious award, following an NCAA Championship title in the 60-meter hurdles (7.58) at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Arkansas kicks off the 2014 Outdoor season tomorrow, Wednesday, March 26 at the Texas Relays in Austin. Follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter for more information.