By Arkansas Athletics Department
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After day one of the Razorback Invitational, the University of Arkansas men’s track and field team sits in third place with 34 points. The Razorbacks tallied one event titles and five top five finishes during the first day of competition.
Senior Andrew Irwin won the pole vault with a mark of 5.45m/17-10.5, while freshman Noah Gilfillan finished 10th with a personal best 4.75m/15-7.
In the 60 meter preliminary, sophomore Eric Hawkins (6.88 – PR), junior Anthony Blakely (6.98) and junior Ryan Green (6.99) all qualified and will move onto the semifinals on Saturday afternoon.
The distance medley relay team of sophomore Cale Wallace, freshman Kenzo Cotton, junior Ryan Thomas and senior Kemoy Campbell earned a third-place finish with a time of 9:32.43, less than a second behind second-place Stanford (9:32.08).
Sophomores Ken LeGassey (2.11m/6-11) and Trae Carey (7.47m/24-6.25 (PR)) took third place in the high jump and long jump, respectively, while sophomore Brad Culp is currently fourth in the heptathlon with 2,821 points. Culp will compete in the final three events of the heptathlon tomorrow morning.
Action at the 2015 Razorback Invitational resumes on Saturday (Jan. 31) with the heptathlon beginning at 11:00 a.m.