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2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« on: November 17, 2018, 11:46:23 am »
I know Trackster is going to add the bulk of quality info in a couple months when indoor starts, but I wanted to have this thread already started for when it gets rolling and with today being the last day of XC for the Hogs...

Speaking of XC our women seemed to lay a bit of an egg on their result. They were listed as a top 5 or 6 are team all year and our freshmen from Australia, I feel quite bad for her. She has to be disappointed cause she ran by far her worst race today at nationals. The men's race is still to come, but our women got a disappointing 14th for them. That's about where I see the men finishing, but expected better from the women's team.

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2018, 12:42:03 pm »
Arkansas men equally as disappointing... I could only see the men's results down to 22 and we weren't even on the list  :o

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 12:56:19 pm »
Just saw men's full results.... Poor Boit had a horrible race. Griffith did his part and beat Boit by 30 seconds when it has been Boit ahead of Griffith for us all year. I know the course was covered in snow in the morning before hand. I don't know how many times that young man has ever even ran in the snow being from Kenya. I hope that was not his first time ever cause that's the only thing I can think of is the weather negatively impacted his performance more than it would other runners who are well adapted to it.

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2018, 09:35:02 am »
I believe it is the worst places by both teams I've seen in my life.  Truly disappointed.  Either recruiting or preparation/training must improve.    Hoping indoor is much better.   I believe it will be.

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2018, 05:52:17 pm »
I believe it is the worst places by both teams I've seen in my life.  Truly disappointed.  Either recruiting or preparation/training must improve.    Hoping indoor is much better.   I believe it will be.

You literally just answered the question I was about to ask... I thought this may be the worst combined showing we have ever had. I think we'll be ok in indoor cause some people just had bad showings at the wrong time at nationals when they had been performing better all year.

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2018, 11:22:46 pm »
We are the Razorbacks.  My expectations are sky high every year.  Indoor must be better to get this bitter taste out of my mouth. 

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 12:27:57 pm »
https://arkansasrazorbacks.com/sport/w-track/

Preseason #1      Back where we should be.  Now stay injury free.

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 12:37:17 pm »
https://arkansasrazorbacks.com/sport/w-track/

Preseason #1      Back where we should be.  Now stay injury free.

A lot of nice young distance runners, the Weeks twins as seniors, Payton, Kelsey Herman is back...Janeek should be better. Looking forward to it.

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 12:57:14 pm »
I posted this on the high school thread by accident:

Re: 2019 Arkansas High School Track and Field
Reply #5 on: Today at 12:22:46 pm
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.... Kelsey Herman is listed!  Hoping for a breakout season for her to go along with Payton, Lexi, and Tori ...

Also see Freier listed!    This could be a great year!

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 01:14:20 pm »
You literally just answered the question I was about to ask... I thought this may be the worst combined showing we have ever had. I think we'll be ok in indoor cause some people just had bad showings at the wrong time at nationals when they had been performing better all year.

I have read this post many times since cross country season and typed a response then deleted it each time.  It applies to cross country and track and field.   But, I posted it this time.   
Seems like the John McDonnell groups never "ALL or almost ALL had bad showings at the same time at the championship season during any of the seasons".  His athletes tended to rise to the occasion and I believe that some of it had to do with his approach in training and/or in his psychological approach to his athletes.   My opinion.    We have been stellar, great, and good under Bucknam but not consistently top 5.  Much of that has to do with great coaching and recruiting at Oregon, A&M, Florida, and all the distance schools.   Coach Mac spoiled us bad.     

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 03:14:25 pm »
I agree, Rattler, but I don't always agree with Coach Buck's team building. He gets a ton of good athletes in very strange areas of competition, but doesn't seem to stick to a few strong events. It seems like we build a team for a good dual meet. Also, injuries have plagued his teams, which brings concerns to training also.

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 03:18:02 pm »
Just a few examples of what I'm talking about:

We went all in on decathletes a few years back and had some great ones, but then suddenly we sort of recruit it and not near enough of a level to score at nationals.

Our distance is very mediocre. Seems like we rely on transfers from community colleges and hardly ever develop from freshman up. Sprints have been outstanding, though.

Field events, we are so inconsistent. Pole Vault with Irwin must have just been because he's a home grown product, because we haven't really tried since. We have throwers who can't score at conference (I'm not bashing these guys, just stating the facts). Our long jump and triple jump has had some good years, but then some really down years.

Relays have been a good area, too. Steeplechase...not much outside of Stanley.

It just seems he is very hit or miss. Sprints, very recently, and relays have been our only constant.

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 04:12:12 pm »
Agreed.   

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 05:37:25 pm »
I did see today where our women opened up as indoor preseason #1.... Let's hope they can live up to the hype!

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 05:42:46 pm »
If we stay healthy, we will be awesome.  We are loaded.   This is the year...again.   A great group graduates.   

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 08:56:33 am »
Just a few examples of what I'm talking about:

We went all in on decathletes a few years back and had some great ones, but then suddenly we sort of recruit it and not near enough of a level to score at nationals.

Our distance is very mediocre. Seems like we rely on transfers from community colleges and hardly ever develop from freshman up. Sprints have been outstanding, though.

Field events, we are so inconsistent. Pole Vault with Irwin must have just been because he's a home grown product, because we haven't really tried since. We have throwers who can't score at conference (I'm not bashing these guys, just stating the facts). Our long jump and triple jump has had some good years, but then some really down years.

Relays have been a good area, too. Steeplechase...not much outside of Stanley.

It just seems he is very hit or miss. Sprints, very recently, and relays have been our only constant.

I will begin by saying we set the bar as high as it can be set.  We expect NCAA championships every year (or nearly).   But, what you say has so much evidence.   We had McCorkle then Irwin, then ....
We had the incredible multi-athletes, then ....
We had the incredible javelin thrower (who got injured), then ....
We had the incredible high jumpers forever, then we drifted back down to a top 20 high jump school ....
We had great 800m runners, then ....
We had great distance runners, then whatever happened  happened ... and now...

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2019, 03:14:29 pm »
Sam Kempka throws the shot 16.87m to finish 2nd in the shot put. Jeff Rogers throws 16.64m to finish 3rd.

Gabe Moore, a multi eventer just working on his shot put for the heptathlon, finished 8th with a PR throw of 14.57m. Derek Jacobus is doing the same thing as Gabe and threw 12.84m to finish 13th.

Not a bad start for these guys.

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2019, 03:16:03 pm »
J'Alyiea Smith jumped 1.75m to finish 1st in the women's high jump, which is a great first jump of the year. Could be a great newcomer for us. Maybe an unexpected national scorer? Will be tough, but should contend at conference.

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 03:31:08 pm »
Alexis Jacobus (Weeks) and Victoria Hoggard (Weeks) have been known to start slow and peak at championships before, but doesn't seem that way this year. Alexis vaulted 4.49m for the win and Victoria vaulted 4.44m for runner up. Good starts for these two. We expect them to be national scorers. Desiree Freier vaults 4.34m which is a great start for her. She could help us win a national title, too. Bailee McCorkle vaults 3.84m as a Razorback debut for her for 5th and Rylee Robinson vaults 3.84m for 6th.

Paris Kitto, Genna Potter, and Olivia Groeber finish 9th, 10th, and 11. Kitto vaults 3.69m.

Maggie Turner finishes 14th by vaulting 3.29m. Morgan Hartsell was a scratch.

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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 03:32:55 pm »
In the women's long jump, Kelsey Herman returns with a bang! She jumps an outstanding 6.13m. This isn't a PR for her because she is an outstanding long jumper, but it is close! She could score nationally in this with that kind of jumping. Oh yeah, and she did win the event.


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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 07:23:19 pm »
I watched the last hour and a half of the meet today after getting a rain soaked run myself in before hand to see Cameron Griffith DNF.... On SEC Network Plus I did not see the moment he stepped off the track. Last I remember he was looking strong about 800m in and then at the end it says DNF. I was so caught up in the unattached guy running a blazing time I lost track of Griffith. I am hoping he didn't get injured. My hope is he just felt off kilter and dropped being smart knowing its so early in the year and to not take a risk. Cause if he is injured what a blow to the men  :(
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Re: 2019 Arkansas Razorback Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2019, 03:05:52 pm »
FULL RESULTS OF ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL

Men's Shot Put
2. Sam Kempka - 16.87m (Season Best)
3. Jeff Rogers - 16.64m (Season Best)
8. Gabe Moore - 14.57m (Personal Best)
13. Derek Jacobus - 12.84m (Season Best)

Women's High Jump
1. J'Alyiea Smith - 1.75m (Personal Best)

Women's Pole Vault
1. Alexis Jacobus - 4.49m (Season Best)
2. Victoria Hoggard - 4.44m (Season Best)
4. Desiree Freier - 4.34m (Season Best)
5. Bailee McCorkle - 3.84m (Personal Best)
6. Rylee Robinson - 3.84m (Season Best)
9. Parish Kitto - 3.69m (Personal Best)
10. Genna Potter - 3.49m (Personal Best)
11. Olivia Groeber - 3.49m (Personal Best)
14. Maggie Turner - 3.29m (Personal Best)
DNS. Morgan Hartsell

Women's Long Jump
2. Kelsey Herman - 5.86m (Season Best)

Women's 400 Meter Dash
1. Tiana Wilson - 55.10 (Personal Best)
2. Sydney Davis - 55.52 (Season Best)
DNS. Sydney Hammit

Men's 400 Meter Dash
5. Nick Hilson - 49.49 (Season Best)

Women's 600 Meter Run
2. Alexandra Byrnes - 1:32.38 (Personal Best)
7. Ceara Watson - 1:35.47 (Season Best)
10. Kylie Meier - 1:37.39 (Personal Best)
13. Kailee Sawyer - 1:38.43 (Personal Best)

Men's 600 Meter Run
1. Hunter Woodhall - 1:18.34 (Personal Best)
6. John Winn - 1:20.15 (Personal Best)
9. Eugene Grayson - 1:21.58 (Personal Best)

Women's 60 Meter Dash
1. Kiara Parker - 7.26 (Personal Best)
2. Jada Baylark - 7.27 (Season Best)
4. Janeek Brown - 7.37 (Personal Best)
5. Payton Chadwick - 7.40 (Season Best)
7. Kethlin Campbell - 7.46 (Personal Best)
8. Tamara Kuykendall - 7.54 (Season Best)
11. Kelsey Herman - 7.63 (Season Best)

Men Weight Throw
1. Erich Sullins - 21.08m (Personal Best) (School Record)

Men's 60 Meter Dash
1. Roy Ejiakuekwu - 6.72 (Season Best)
5. Kristoffer Hari - 6.87 (Season Best)
6. Laquan Nairn - 6.87 (Personal Best)
14. Rashad Boyd - 6.98 (Personal Best)

Women's 60 Meter Hurdles
2. J'Alyiea Smith - 8.79 (Personal Best)

Men's 60 Meter Hurdles
1. Carl Elliot III - 7.89 (Personal Best)
2. Travean Caldwell - 8.27 (Personal Best)
4. Gabe Moore - 8.39 (Season Best)
6. Tre'Bien Gilbert - 8.46 (Personal Best)
16. Derek Jacobus - 8.99 (Season Best)

Women's 1000 Meter Run
3. Lauren Gregory - 2:44.44 (Personal Best)
7. Josie Carson - 2:57.80 (Personal Best)
17. Lauren Campbell - 3:33.89 (Personal Best)

Men's 1000 Meter Run
1. Kieran Taylor - 2:26.74 (Personal Best)
3. Colin O'Mara - 2:28.52 (Personal Best)
4. Chase Pareti - 2:28.95 (Personal Best)
6. Kyle Levermore - 2:29.08 (Season Best)

Men's Pole Vault
9. Gabe Moore - 4.45m (Season Best)
10. Brandon Stokes - 4.30m (Season Best)
11. Derek Jacobus - 4.30m (Season Best)

Women's Triple Jump
4. Adriana Kitchen - 10.87m (Personal Best)

Women's 800 Meter Run
2. Meghan Underwood - 2:15.47 (Personal Best)
4. Paris Peoples - 2:19.59 (Personal Best)
5. Jalese Moore - 2:22.03 (Personal Best)
8. Tess Iler - 2:24.38 (Season Best)

To be continued...



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