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Women’s track ready for Texas Relays

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Women’s track ready for Texas Relays

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field will continue the 2010 outdoor season with the Texas Relays this weekend, Thurs.-Sat., April 1-3, at Mike A Myers Stadium.

Events begin at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, 9:30 a.m. on Friday and 12 p.m. on Saturday for the Razorbacks. Also competing with Arkansas will be Baylor, BYU, Florida State, Kansas, LSU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech and USC.

The entries include Razorback teams competing in the 4×100-meter, 4×400-meter, 4×800-meter, sprint medley and distance medley relays. Individually, sophomore Brittany Hyter will run the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles, freshman Leah Orley will run the 400-meter hurdles, sophomore Whitney Jones and junior Shantel Thompson will long jump and Thompson will also triple jump. Sophomore Taylor Johnson will run the 3,000-meter steeplechase and seniors Katie Stripling and Janice Keppler and sophomore Tina Sutej will pole vault.

Junior Shelise Williams (400 meters) and Stripling (pole vault) lead the NCAA and SEC in their respective events. On the SEC level, Regina George has the league’s best time in the 200 meters and Arkansas’ 4×400-meter relay has the fastest time.

Earlier this week, George was named the SEC Freshman of the Week. At the Razorback Spring Invitational last weekend, she ran the 200 meters, the 400 meters and legs of the 4×100-meter and 4×400-meter relays. In the 200 meters, she finished second overall and first among collegians with a personal-best time of 23.63. Her time ranks No. 11 in the NCAA (No. 3 among freshmen), No. 8 in the NCAA West Region (No. 2 among freshmen) and leads the SEC.

In the 400 meters, she won the event with a personal-best time of 53.94. Her time ranks tied for No. 12 in the NCAA (tied for No. 2 among freshmen), tied for No. 7 in the NCAA West Region (tied for No. 1 among freshmen) and No. 5 in the SEC (No. 1 among freshmen). She also ran the third leg of the winning 4×400-meter relay that clocked a time of 3:37.94. The 4×400 team ranks No. 2 in the NCAA and leads the SEC.

Download: 4.1-3.10 Texas Relays.pdf



Sports Category : Track & Field (W)