No. 1 Arkansas beats four top-10s to win Razorback Invitational
No. 1 Arkansas, No. 2 Florida, No. 5 Texas A&M, No. 7 Florida State, No. 10 Oklahoma State at Razorback Invitational
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Day two of the Razorback Invitational was a record-setting day at Randal Tyson Track Center, as the No. 1 ranked Razorbacks picked up its third win of the season with 153.5 points.
The Razorbacks created an exciting finish to final event of the 2014 Razorback Invitational as the 4x400 relay team comprised of Jarrion Lawson, Eric Janise, Travis Southard and Neil Braddy finished a close second behind a Florida team that broke the 2014 world record. The Razorbacks recorded a time of 3:05.02, fourth best all-time at Arkansas and second-best time in the NCAA so far this season.
In lowering his world-leading time over 400m to 45.47 seconds Texas A&M's Deon Lendore answered the challenge from Florida’s Arman Hall, who finished second in 45.63. Aldrich Bailey, Jr. ran a 46.25 to place second versus Florida State’s James Harris (46.20) in another section and placed fourth overall.rst-place Gators finished in 3:04.46, the fastest indoor time in the world this year.
No. 2 Oregon at UW Invitational
SEATTLE -- Dakotah Keys led the group of four Ducks on his way to winning the heptathlon on the second day of the UW Invitational. Keys finished with 5,730 points which is the third-highest score in the NCAA this season and the second-highest score of his career.
Keys entered the day with a sizeable lead on the field and extended that with wins in the 60 hurdles and the pole vault, bringing his total to four event wins during the two-day event. The senior won the hurdles in 8.27 seconds, tying his personal best, before clearing 15-11 (4.85m) in the pole vault and running 2:44.79 in the 1,000. He finished the competition by either setting or tying a personal record in four of the seven events.
Oregon was well-represented in the field as Mitch Modin, Alec Fellows and Blake Kemp finished 3-5, respectively. Modin, a freshman, was competing in the heptathlon for the first time of his collegiate career and finished with 5,171 points.
No. 6 Penn State at Penn State National
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State head coach Beth Alford-Sullivan was right when said that some of the Nittany Lions' best performances would come from the Penn State National. Fifteen Nittany Lions set personal records on Saturday; nine personal records were set in invitational events.
Freshman Robby Cardina set three personal records on Saturday (60-meter hurdles, pole vault, and 1000-meter run) in addition to those he set on Friday. Cardina won the men's heptathlon by a long shot.
Sophomore Brannon Kidder was the only athlete from any school to run the mile in under four minutes. He posted a 3:59.55 on his way to victory in the men's mile invitational. In the same event, junior Wade Endress surmounted his previous personal record by three seconds as he posted a 4:04.51. Endress finished seventh overall.
No. 8 Nebraska at New Mexico Collegiate Invitational
ALBURQUERQUE, N.M. -- Nebraska was away from home for the first time in 2014 as the Huskers were competing at the New Mexico Collegiate Invitational at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Saturday. The Husker men were propelled to the team victory with 138.50 total points.
Nebraska came away with four individual event wins on the day. Numerous Huskers tallied season and personal-bests, in addition to continuing to post some of the top marks in the Big Ten Conference.
Leading the way for the Huskers on the track was sophomore Oladapo Akinmoladun as he won the men’s 60-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 7.69. His mark is the second-best time in Husker history, with Lehann Fourie holding the Nebraska record at 7.67. Akinmoladun’s time is also second in the NCAA and second in the Big Ten entering today.