No. 11 Arkansas Splits Between California, Texas


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 11 Arkansas men’s track & field team will split efforts this weekend as the Razorbacks compete at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif.; the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., and the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas.

“Our field events and sprinters will be down at Baylor for the Michael Johnson Invite and our distance runners will be out to L.A. for the Mt. SAC/Azusa Pacific meet there,” said head coach Chris Bucknam.FloTrack will provide LIVE coverage of the 2018 Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas as well as the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. (Links Above)

“We’ll split between those two meets and then we’re together for the rest of the season,” Bucknam continued.

For the distance crew, the 1,500-meters, the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and the 5,000-meters will be the focus this weekend in California.

For the sprints group, the Michael Johnson Invitational will be another opportunity to nail down qualifying times with the hopes that the weather cooperates to keep the times legal.

“[The sprinters] ran a fast 200-meters on Saturday but the wind reading was 4.1 it needed to be 4.0. As you know, Friday and Saturday we caught a lot of wind. They’ll have to run it again… so hopefully we can get those times in and stay within that 4.0 meters per second,” Bucknam added.

The Michael Johnson Invitational will feature teams from Baylor, Abilene Christian, Arkansas (Men), Iowa State, Northern Illinois (Women), Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, SFA, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech. Both the Bryan Clay Invitational and the Mt. SAC Relays will feature teams from across the nation.

The men’s track & field team is currently ranked No. 11 in the nation, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and boast six performances in the Top-20 of the NCAA with three of those falling inside the Top-10.

No. 7 | Kenzo Cotton – 100-meters 10.12
No. 6 | Kemar Mowatt – 400-meter hurdles 50.49
No. 9 | Arkansas 4-x-100-meter relay 39.31
No. 15 | Shakiel Chattoo – 110-meter hurdles 13.79
No. 14 | Larry Donald – 400-meter hurdles 51.05
No. 19 | Austen Dalquist – 10,000-meters 29:08.60

Entries for this weekend’s meets include:
Bryan Clay Invitational:
3,000-meter Steeplechase -Kyle Levermore, Kyle Hosting
5,000-meters – Cameron Griffith, Austen Dalquist, Gilbert Boit, Andrew Ronoh, Ryan Murphy

1,500-meters – Jack Bruce, Ethan Moehn, Kyle Levermore, Colin O’Mara, Kyle Hosting

Mt. SAC Relays:
10,000-meters – Preston Cates, Matt Young

Michael Johnson Invitational:
100-meters – Roy Ejiakuekwu, Harrison Schrage
200-meters – Kenzo Cotton, Roy Ejiakuekwu, Obi Igbokwe, Kevin Harris
400-meters – Obi Igbokwe, Jamarco Stephen, John Winn, Hunter Woodhall
800-meters – Kieran Taylor, Chase Pareti, Reese Walters
110-meter Hurdles – Larry Donald, Travius Chambers
400-meter Hurdles – Travius Chambers, Larry Donald
4-x-100-meter Relay – “A” Team
4-x-400-meter Relays – “A” & “B” Teams
High Jump – Brendon Rivera, Rubin Owens
Long Jump – Laquan Nairn, Trae Carey
Triple Jump – Laquan Nairn
Shot Put – Sam Kempka, Jeff Rogers, Gabe Moore
Discus – Erich Sullins, Gabe Moore
Hammer – Erich Sullins
Javelin – Alex Springer, Andrew Henn

For more information on Arkansas track and field including in-meet updates, follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter.

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