Razorbacks start out of doors marketing campaign at Texas Relays


AUSTIN, Texas – The 93rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays shall be a bit totally different than earlier variations of the famed occasion as covid protocol has streamlined the proceedings this weekend for the go to by the Razorback girls’s crew. An abbreviated competitors schedule begins Thursday, March 25, and runs via Saturday, March 27, at Mike Myers Stadium.

Reside streams of the three-day meet can be found via the Longhorn Community and ESPN app:

Reside outcomes shall be accessible on-line: https://pttiming.com/occasion.php?mid=37&pt=schedule

A standard four-day meet, the Texas Relays won’t embrace a highschool division this yr. Relay races shall be restricted to only the 4×100 and 4×400 on the collegiate stage whereas 200m and 400m races shall be held as a substitute.

After internet hosting seven collegiate meets throughout the indoor season, together with the SEC and NCAA Championships, this marks the primary street journey of the yr for the Razorback monitor and discipline squad.

“We’re wanting ahead to leaving the state of Arkansas for a change,” stated Razorback girls’s affiliate head coach Chris Johnson. “Clearly, indoors, we had been right here the entire time. With our conventional schedule we open the out of doors season with the Texas Relays.

“So, we’re actually wanting ahead to being there they usually’re all the time gracious hosts. They supply a possibility and environment that we will get one thing performed on our inaugural weekend for the out of doors season.”

This weekend marks the primary out of doors meet for the Razorbacks since claiming the NCAA Championship crew title in Myers Stadium throughout June of 2019.

“We had an incredible expertise at Texas within the 2019 season, and that was our final out of doors meet,” famous Johnson. “So, we’re wanting ahead to beginning the place we left off at in that venue. If we will have nearly as good of a season as we did in 2019 then all people goes to be excited, particularly Hog nation. We’re wanting ahead to getting began and hopefully we will bounce again off that mojo we had in 2019.”

The Arkansas girls’s crew will primarily have sprinters, hurdlers, and vaulters competing this weekend whereas together with G’Auna Edwards within the heptathlon and Carina Viljoen in a pair of races, 800m and 1,500m.

Razorback vaulters competing embrace Nastassja Campbell, Mackenzie Hayward, Lauren Martinez, and Bailee McCorkle.

Arkansas sprinters and hurdlers embrace Jada Baylark (100, 200), Morgan Burks-Magee (400), Kethlin Campbell (200), Daszay Freeman (100 hurdles), Jayla Hollis (200, 100 hurdles), Shafiqua Maloney (400), Yoveinny Mota (100 hurdles), Paris Peoples (400), and Tiana Wilson (100, 200).

“Having particular person occasions outdoors of the 100 and 100 hurdles is improbable,” stated Johnson of the 2021 Texas Relays schedule. “The relays are nice, clearly, however it sort of takes away from the person performances. This yr, with the NCAA area measurement trimmed from 48 to 32, giving us another week to deal with particular person occasions is thrilling and really a lot wanted on this local weather.”

The Razorbacks will race within the Invitational division of the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. The sphere for the dash relay contains Baylor, Houston, LSU, North Carolina A&T, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and UNLV. Within the 4×400 relay the sector contains Baylor, Houston, Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.

“Including the 4×100 relay for the out of doors season is thrilling and we have now to get the appropriate items with the power to get the stick across the monitor,” said Johnson. “In order that presents a problem, however we’re enthusiastic about that problem.

“Within the 4×400 we have now a variety of transferring components and totally different situations we will put collectively, which is nice from the depth a part of it. We’re going to open up and see what order we wish to run, which our bodies we wish to run, and see what’s greatest for the crew.”

Skilled Razorbacks are additionally competing in varied occasions to open their out of doors marketing campaign. The group contains Taliyah Brooks (heptathlon), Janeek Brown (200m, 100m hurdles), Sparkle McKnight (400m hurdles), Sandi Morris (pole vault), Kiara Parker (100m) in addition to Shamier Little (400m), who trains with Coach Johnson in Fayetteville.

Texas Relays Tickets

Tickets for the 93rd Texas Relays can be found via the next web site: https://bit.ly/3tLjN8I

Followers are requested to do their half by sporting face coverings–even when they’ve already been vaccinated–and carefully practising bodily/social distancing, ceaselessly washing palms, utilizing hand sanitizer, and coming into Gate 1 on the northeast nook of Myers Stadium.  All followers ought to maintain a protected distance between their social gathering and different followers whereas inside and out of doors of the stadium.

Well being & Security Measures for Followers: https://texassports.com/information/2021/3/12/texas-athletics-announces-safety-measures-for-2021-clyde-littlefield-texas-relays.aspx

Texas Relays Schedule | Arkansas entries

10 a.m. Heptathlon G’Auna Edwards, Taliyah Brooks (Asics)
4 p.m. 400m Morgan Burks-Magee, Shafiqua Maloney, Paris Peoples
6 p.m. 200m Jada Baylark, Kethlin Campbell, Jayla Hollis, Tiana Wilson
7:20 p.m. 1500 Part A Carina Viljoen
10:30 a.m. Heptathlon G’Auna Edwards, Taliyah Brooks (Asics)
~2 p.m. 100m Hurdles Daszay Freeman, Jayla Hollis, Yoveinny Mota
~2:30 p.m. 100m Jada Baylark, Tiana Wilson
4 p.m. Pole Vault Nastassja Campbell, Mackenzie Hayward, Lauren Martinez, Bailee McCorkle
2 p.m. Pole Vault Elite Sandi Morris (Puma) [may also include current Arkansas vaulters]
2:03 p.m. 4×100 Relay Arkansas
2:15 p.m. 100m Hurdles qualifiers from prelims
2:20 p.m. 100H Inv Janeek Brown (Puma)
2:35 p.m. 100m qualifiers from prelims
2:40 p.m. 100m Inv Kiara Parker (Asics)
2:50 p.m. 800m Carina Viljoen
3:15 p.m. 400m qualifiers from prelims
3:20 p.m. 400m Inv Shamier Little (adidas)
3:35 p.m. 400H Inv Sparkle McKnight (Trinidad & Tobago)
3:55 p.m. 200m qualifiers from prelims
4:00 p.m. 200m Inv Janeek Brown (Puma)
~5:10 p.m. 4×400 Relay Arkansas

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