Parker wins twice at Texas A&M

By: Bob Holt
Published: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Arkansas' Kiara Parker smiles Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, as she sees her time in the finals of the 60 meters during the Razorback Invitational in the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas' Kiara Parker smiles Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, as she sees her time in the finals of the 60 meters during the Razorback Invitational in the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.

University of Arkansas senior Kiara Parker won the won the 60 and 200 meters on Saturday at Texas A&M’S Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas, to lead the Razorbacks’ No. 1-ranked women’s track and field team.

Parker won the 60 in 7.24 seconds to tie a meet record set by South Carolina’s Lakya Brookins in 2011 and ran a season-best 23.26 in the 200.

Arkansas sophomore Morgan Burks-Magee won the 400 in 53.26 and sophomore Alex Byrnes won the 800 in 2:08.61.

Razorbacks senior Payton Chadwick was second in the 200 in 23.37 and junior Jada Baylark was third in the 60 in 7.37.

Arkansas’ No. 17 men’s team got a victory from sophomore Laquan Narin in the long jump Friday night at the New Mexico Classic in Albuquerque, N.M., when he went 25 feet, 1 3/4 inches. Razorbacks senior Erich Sullins won the weight throw at 65-7 3/4.

Arkansas hosts the Tyson Invitational next Friday and Saturday.

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