Edwards, Werner qualify for NCAA Championships
Calif. – One day down, two NCAA qualifiers secured as the Razorbacks hit the track Thursday afternoon at the NCAA Women’s West Outdoor Track and Field Prelims at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium Qualifiers in Sacramento, California, advancing to the NCAA Women’s Outdoor Championships June 5-8 in Austin, Texas.
Taylor Werner has added to her comeback season with a ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 10,000 meters.
Werner, who missed last outdoor season with a medical redshirt, has qualified for every championship meet this season (XC, ITF, OTF). The junior from
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, secured her ticket to Austin running 33:40.81 – the fourth-fastest on the night.
G’auna Edwards grabbed her spot at the NCAA Championships with a jump of 6.14m (20-1.75) in the women’s long jump. Edwards took care of business early in the event posting the mark on her initial jump of the competition.
Arkansas advanced eight in Thursday prelim events. First on the track for the Razorbacks, was the middle-distance group as they competed in the first round of the 1,500 meters. Carina Viljoen advanced to the quarterfinal by way of an auto-q finish, taking third in her heat in a time of 4:18.92Q. Sydney Brown finished 27th in 4:22.17, while Maddy Reed (4:25.38) and Meghan Underwood (4:26.25) finished 30th and 32nd, respectively.
Kethlin Campbell led the entire field of the women’s 400-meter first round, finishing with a days best of 52.16. Paris Peoples ran a lifetime-best 52.79Q securing her spot in the quarterfinal alongside Morgan Burks-magee who grabbed a spot with her run of 53.47q. Sydney Hammit narrowly missed out on advancing, running the secondfastest non-qualifying time at 53.83. Shafiqua Maloney (54.28) and Tiana Wilson (54.82) 36th and 42nd, respectively.
Both Arkansas sprinters moved through to the quarterfinal. Kiara Parker clocked a time of 11.42Q, the 10th-fastest on the day, and Tamara Kuykendall ran 11.61Q to lock up her spot in the next round.
J’alyiea Smith also com
peted Thursday afternoon finishing out of the qualifying top 12 tied for 16th in the high jump clearing 1.75m (5-8.75).
Sullins qualifies for NCAAS in historic fashion
A historic day one set the tone for the Razorbacks
as they competed at the NCAA Men’s West Track and Field Prelims at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State University. Arkansas advanced nine Razorbacks on day one.
Erich Sullins made history Thursday as he became the first Razorback in program history to qualify for the NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the hammer
throw. Sullins finished with a best of 66.94m (219-7) – the fifth-best mark in the competition at the NCAA Men’s West Track and Field Prelims whose qualifiers at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas.
Arkansas’ second NCAA qualifier came by way of Gilbert Boit in the 10,000
Boit ran 29:00.70 taking seventh place in the 10K semifinal earning a spot a in Austin.
The Razorbacks advanced a pair of 400-meter hurdlers to the quarterfinal as Nick Hilson (51.25q) and Travean Caldwell (51.72Q) survived to compete another day. Hilson advanced on time, turning in the second fastest non-auto qualifying mark,
while Caldwell grabbed an auto-q spot to the next round finishing in the top three of his heat.
Moving up to 1,500 meters, Cameron Griffith and Ethan Moehn secured their spots in the quarterfinal. Griffith advanced via an auto-q finish in his heat running 3:44.91, Moehn grabbed his spot in the next round on time running 3:45.23.
Kris Hari and Roy Ejiakuekwu will compete in the quarterfinal of the 100 meters following their run of 10.30 and 10.32, respectively. Hari grabbed an auto-q
Hunter Woodhall’s season will continue as the sophomore from Syracuse, Utah clocked 46.88q earning a spot in the 400-meter quarterfinal.