Arkansas well-represented at NCAAs

By: Matt Jones
Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Arkansas long jumper Raymond Higgs makes a jump Friday night, March 8, 2013, during the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Complex in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas long jumper Raymond Higgs makes a jump Friday night, March 8, 2013, during the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Complex in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas' men have 13 entries and the women have 12 entries into next week's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

The No. 2 Razorbacks men have 11 individual and two team entries as they try to defend their NCAA title indoors last year. Arkansas is coming off a SEC championship win last week but fell from its No. 1 spot nationally for the first time in more than a year, replaced atop the standing by NCAA favorite Florida.

Three Razorbacks rank in the top three nationally in their respective events. Defending NCAA champion Kevin Lazas is second in the NCAA heptathlon rankings and Raymond Higgs is second in the long jump, while defending NCAA pole vault champion Andrew Irwin ranks third nationally this year.

Arkansas could score twice in the long jump with Higgs and Jarrion Lawson, who ranks fifth this season. Anthony May, who ranks seventh in the triple jump and 11th in the high jump, is the team's only double entry in individual events.

The Razorbacks also have 4x400 meter relay and distance medley relay teams qualified for the NCAA meet. The 4x400 team finished fourth at last week's SEC meet in a race featuring the two fastest times in NCAA history.

On the women's side, Arkansas has a pair of top five individual qualifiers in Regine Williams (200 meters) and Dominique Scott (3,000 meters). The Razorbacks' DMR team has the fourth-fastest time this season.

Tamara Meyers, 10th nationally in triple jump and 12th in long jump, is the women's only double qualifier in individual events.

NCAA Qualifiers

Arkansas Men

Neil Braddy, 400 Meters

Patrick Rono, 800 Meters

Tomas Squella, 800 Meters

Omar McLeod, 60 Meter Hurdles

Anthony May, High Jump and Triple Jump

Andrew Irwin, Pole Vault

Raymond Higgs, Long Jump

Jarrion Lawson, Long Jump

Clive Pullen, Triple Jump

Kevin Lazas, Heptathlon

Men's 4x400 Meters

Men's Distance Medley Relay

Arkansas Women

Regine Williams, 200 meters

Chrishuna Williams, 400 Meters

Stephanie Brown, Mile

Dominique Scott, 3,000 Meters

Grace Heymsfield, 3,000 Meters

Ariel Voskamp, Pole Vault

Danielle Nowell, Pole Vault

Tamara Meyers, Long Jump and Triple Jump

Alex Gochenour, Pentathlon

Women's 4x400 Meters

Women's Distance Medley Relay

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