INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Arkansas men’s track and field team will have five opportunities to score at next weekend’s 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships at the Birmingham Crossplex as they compete in the final meet of the indoor season Mar 8-9 in Birmingham, Ala.
All-American Gabe Moore will return to the NCAA Indoor Championships where he finished sixth overall earning First-Team All-American honors. Moore is currently No. 4 in the NCAA holding a personal-best total of 5,908 pts. that he set in a second-place finish at the SEC Championships this past weekend.
Moore will be joined by Derek Jacobus who is currently No. 13 in the NCAA with a season-best of 5,656 pts. that he set in at the Razorback Invitational in late January. Arkansas is the only program in the nation this season to qualify two heptathletes through to the NCAA meet.
Along with the duo in the heptathlon, the Razorbacks will field both a 4×400-meter relay and a Distance Medley Relay. Arkansas is the only team in the nation to qualify both a 4×400-meter relay and DMR, and the ONLY school in the nation to qualify both a men’s and women’s 4×400-meter relay and DMR.
Arkansas holds a season-best of 3:05.71 in the 4×400-meter relay that is the 11th-best in the field and the 10th best in program history, while the DMR is also ranked No. 11 in the NCAA with a time of 9:29.26 that is the fifth-best performance in program history.
In the field events, the Razorbacks will be represented in the triple jump by Laquan Nairn who posted a qualifying mark of 16.03m (52-7.25) in a third-place finish at the SEC Championships.
The Razorbacks will open competition at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championship on Friday, March 8 and the indoor season will conclude on Saturday, March 9 in Birmingham.