PALO ALTO, Calif. – The No. 7 University of Arkansas women’s track and field team picked up a pair of top-five results Saturday on the final day of the Stanford Invitational including a runner-up finish for senior Chrishuna Williams in the top section of the 800 meters. The Razorbacks also got a fifth-place finish by Alex Gochenour in the final of the 100-meter hurdles. Arkansas’ next home meet is scheduled for April 10-11 when it hosts the John McDonnell Invitational.
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Williams finished second overall at 800 meters and was the top collegiate performer in the race, crossing the line in a time of 2:03.77. Her time is more than two seconds faster than her previous best of 2:06.48 set last year at the Arkansas Twilight. Saturday’s race marked just the third outdoor 800 in Williams’ career. Competing in a 200-meter field of more than 40 runners, Brianna Swinton finished eighth overall with a time of 24.39.
Having qualified during Friday’s preliminary heats, Gochenour was fifth in the 100-meter hurdle final. Running into a slight headwind, she posted a time of 13.76. The result capped her weekend that also including a second-place finish in the invitational section of the long jump Friday behind teammate and fellow heptathlon Taliyah Brooks.
Arkansas was facing a strong field that includes ranked competition from No. 1 Texas A&M, host and No. 12 Stanford, No. 14 Oklahoma State, No. 15 Missouri and No. 22 Boise State.
Stanford Invitational, Day 2
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8. Brianna Swinton – 24.39 (-2.4)
16. Daina Harper – 24.77 (-1.2)
17. Regine Williams – 24.77 (0.2)
18. Sparkle McKnight – 24.79 (-2.4)
25. Taliyah Brooks – 25.43 (0.3)
800 Meters (section 1)
2. Chrishuna Williams – 2:03.77
800 Meters (section 3)
9. Annika Sisson – 2:16.76
800 Meters (section 4)
7. Victoria Feole – 2:12.78
100m Hurdles (final)
5. Alex Gochenour – 13.76 (-0.9)
9. Taliyah Brooks – 19.68 (-0.9)
6. Boakye/R. Williams/Harper/Swinton – 46.26
Triple Jump (invitational)
10. Aatiyah Henry – 11.58m/38-0 (-3.3)
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