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Women’s track at Virginia Tech

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Women’s track at Virginia Tech

FAYETTEVILLE – No. 17 Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field will continue the 2010 indoor season with the Virginia Tech Invitational, Fri.-Sat., Jan 15-16, in Blacksburg, Va..

Clemson, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, East Tennessee State, No. 4 Florida State, NC State, No. 7 South Carolina, Virginia, No. 13 Virginia Tech and Wake Forest will be competing with the Hogs at Rector Fieldhouse Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, field and running events begin at 5 p.m. On Saturday, field events begin at 11 a.m. and running events at 12:15 p.m. Live results can be found at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. A complete meet recap will be available shortly after the final event.

The Razorbacks are seated at No. 17 and are one of five SEC schools in the current USTFCCCA poll. The LSU Tigers are No. 3, the Florida Gators rank sixth, the South Carolina Gamecocks are seventh and the Tennessee Lady Vols are No. 12.

Arkansas student-athletes hold the leading marks in the NCAA in the 400 meters (Shelise Williams), the mile (Kristen Gillespie) and the pole vault (Katie Stripling). Arkansas student-athletes also hold the leading marks in the SEC in the 400 meters (Williams), the 800 meters (Stephanie Brown), the mile (Gillespie), the 60-meter hurdles (Brittany Hyter), the high jump (Shantel Thompson) and the pole vault (Stripling).

Stripling and sophomore Tina Sutej have already punched their tickets to the NCAA Indoor Championships in March in Fayetteville. Both cleared the auto height of 13-11.25 at the 2010 opener. Williams in the 400 meters and Brown in the 800 meters both dipped below the NCAA provisional qualifier. Williams leads the NCAA in her event and Brown ranks No. 2 as the top frosh.

For more live scoring from the Virginia Tech Invitational, visit hokiesports.com.

Download: 1.15-16.10 VTech Inv.pdf



Sports Category : Track & Field (W)