Bob Holt is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and a voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 basketball poll. Holt has been awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year four times and has been inducted to the Arkansas Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame.
Mullings surpasses 200 feet at Stanford Invitational
Arkansas discus thrower Ralford Mullings competes at the Stanford Invitational on Friday, March 31, 2023, in Stanford, Calif.
FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas sophomore Ralford Mullings won the Stanford Invitational discus with a throw of 200 feet, 5 inches on Friday at Cobb Track and Angell Field.
Mullings, a transfer from Arizona State, became the second Arkansas thrower to surpass 200 feet and now ranks No. 2 on the UA all-time list. He trails the school record of 205-4 set in 1982 by Scott Lofquist.
Arkansas senior Jordan West finished fourth with a throw of 178-0, his best season opener and No. 6 on the UA’s all-time list.
In women’s competition at the Texas Relays on Friday, the Arkansas women’s sprint medley relay team of Ashanti Denton, Joanne Reid, Rosey Effiong and Britton Wilson ran a school-record 3 minutes, 41.51 seconds to take second.
The previous Arkansas record of 3:42.36 was set during a Texas Relays victory in 2015.
Texas won the race in a collegiate and meet record of 3:36.10, bettering the previous mark of 3:38.93 set by Texas A&M in 2022.
Racing at the Stanford Invitational on Friday, Arkansas sophomore Laura Taborda set a career best of 9:54.59 to place third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. She moved to No. 6 on the UA all-time list.
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