FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On Monday (Feb. 9) the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its third regular season edition of the NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings and the Arkansas women’s track and field team checked in at No. 3 for the second consecutive week.
The USTFCCCA also released the third regular season NCAA Division I Regional Rankings and the Razorbacks kept their No. 1 spot in the South Central Region.
The national team rankings are compiled by mathematical formulae based on national descending order lists. The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national team race. Rankings points do not equate with NCAA Championships team points. Preseason rankings included marks from 2014, and the National Team Computer Rankings will continue to do so through the third regular-season edition.
Arkansas was among 17 Division I universities that competed last weekend at the New Mexico Classic (Feb. 6-7). Senior Tamara Myers finished 17th in the 60 meter dash (7.60), but took second place in the long jump (6.21m/20-4.5). Sophomore Regine Williams finished the 60 meter dash in 7.75 to take 29th place and took 18th place in the 200 meter with her time of 24:31.
The pole vault quartet of senior Sandi Morris, juniors Ariel Voskamp and Megan Zimlich and freshman Desiree Freier all finished in the top 15. Zimlich and Voskamp each registered marks of 4.01m/13-1.75 and finished 10th and 14th, respectively. Freier took 8th place (4.16m/13-7.75), while Morris, in the first showdown with collegiate record holder Demi Payne of Stephen F. Austin, took second (4.56m/14-11.5).
The Razorbacks will return to the track this weekend when they host the Tyson Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center (Feb. 13-14). Arkansas will also send a few athletes to Seattle, Wash. to participate in the Husky Classic on the campus of the University of Washington during Feb. 13-14.
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Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)
4. Texas A&M
10. Kansas State
12. Texas Tech
13. Florida State
15. Oklahoma State
17. Southern California
24. Mississippi State
25. Southern Illinois
Women’s Indoor Track & Field Regional Rankings (Top 15) | South Central Region
2. Texas A&M
6. Texas State
7. Arkansas State
11. Louisiana Tech
12. Stephen F. Austin
13. Sam Houston State
15. North Texas
Fayetteville, the “Track Capital of the World”, will be at the center of the track and field universe on the weekend of March 13-14 as the Razorbacks will host the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center, the home of the “Fastest Indoor Track in the World”. Since the facility’s opening in 2000, Arkansas and the Randal Tyson Track Center have hosted the event 11 times, including nine straight seasons and 11 of the last 13 championships.
A two-day, all-session ticket to the NCAA Indoor Championships is $40 for reserved seating and $30 for general admission adult ticket.
Season tickets and NCAA all-session passes are available online at HERE, by contacting the Razorback Athletics Ticket Center via phone at (800) 982-HOGS or in person at the Razorback Athletics Ticket Center, located just east of Baum Stadium at 1295 S. Razorback Rd. in Fayetteville.