2 Hogs set school records in outdoor opener

By: Bob Holt
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018
In this file photo Arkansas' Taliyah Brooks attempts to clear the bar in the heptathlon high jump on the third day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017.
In this file photo Arkansas' Taliyah Brooks attempts to clear the bar in the heptathlon high jump on the third day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017.

The Arkansas Razorbacks’ No. 1-ranked women’s track and field team opened the outdoor season with two school records Saturday at the Arkansas Spring Invitational.

Jada Baylark, a sophomore from Little Rock Parkview, won the 100 meters in 11.10 seconds to tie a 14-year-old school record. She tied the mark run in 2004 by Veronica Campbell-Brown — who won six Olympic medals for Jamaica, including three gold.

Baylark also won the 200 Saturday in a personal-best 23.17 and ran a leg on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville's winning 400-meter relay team that finished in 43.40.

Arkansas senior Taliyah Brooks, the NCAA pentathlon champion, won the long jump with a school-record leap of 22 feet, 3 inches. She broke her own mark of 21-4 from last year.

Razorbacks junior Kiara Parker took second in the 100 (11.26) and 200 (23.41) and also ran on the 400 relay along with freshmen Janeek Brown and Morgan Burks-Magee. Brown won the 100-meter hurdles in 13.10 and also ran on the relay.

Senior Kenzo Cotton — the SEC champion at 60 and 200 this year indoors — won the 100 in a wind-aided 10.12 Saturday for Arkansas’ No. 11-ranked men’s team and anchored the 400 relay to a victory in 39.31. Arkansas sophomore Harrison Schrage went 25-2 3/4.

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