May 3, 2009

 

Courtesy of Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – At Stanford’s Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, late Saturday night, Arkansas Razorback senior Shawn Forrest set a school record in the 10,000 meters.

Running in the top heat of the 10K, Forrest clocked a time of 27:52.10 for a bronze finish. He finished first among collegians with his school record time. He replaced the previous school record of 28:07.27 set by former Razorback Josphat Boit in 2005.

Forrest’s time is a personal best by 30 seconds, leads the SEC by nearly 30 seconds, ranks second in the NCAA and is the ninth-fastest in the world for 2009. With his time, he is now automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in the event.

Senior James Strang competed in the second section of the 5,000 meters. With his time of 14:05.40, he finished 16th overall and 11th among collegians. His time is an NCAA regional qualifiers and ranks eighth in the SEC.

Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field will have a week off to prepare for the SEC Championships, May 14-17, in Gainesville, Fla. For more information, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.