FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas is set to host the Tyson Invitational Friday and Saturday at Randal Tyson Track Center. Friday’s field events begin at 11 a.m., followed by a noon start on Saturday. Meet Schedule Flash Results Track & Field on Twitter
NATIONAL RANKINGS On the women’s side, the No. 6 Razorbacks are joined by four of the nation’s top teams this weekend. The top-ranked Longhorns of Texas will be back at Randal Tyson this weekend, along with No. 10 LSU, No. 17 Mississippi State and No. 25 Baylor. WHAT TO WATCH: RUNNING EVENTS As the NCAA Championships draw near, athletes are picking up the pace in hopes of making an NCAA-qualifying time. Currently, several Razorbacks are ranked among the nation’s leaders. Heading into the weekend, Regine Williams is ranked third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.06, a personal-best set by the freshman at the Razorback Invitational. Neil Braddy ranks among the top-10 400-meter runners in the nation with a time of 46.36 achieved at the Arkansas vs. Texas Duals. The women’s distance crew has been one to watch with Grace Heymsfield (Mile, 4:34.22), Dominique Scott (Mile, 4:34.11) and Stephanie Brown (800m, 2:05.82) standing as some of the most elite distance runners in the nation. The trio was joined by Chrishuna Williams last weekend, as they set a new school record in the distance medley relay with a time of 10:57.15. LAST INDOOR HOME MEET This weekend will mark the final indoor home meet of the season, as the Razorbacks prepare for the Southeastern Conference Championships February 27 — March 1 in College Station, Texas. The NCAA Championships will take place March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M. PARKING FOR TYSON INVITATIONAL Due to baseball this weekend, free parking for the Tyson Invitational will be located across Razorback Road in the Baum East Parking lot. Parking attendants will be present directing traffic. For more information on Razorback Track and Field follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter.