Hogs have 78 entries for prelims

Arkansas' Britton Wilson runs the 400-meter hurdles during the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 13, 2023, in Baton Rouge, La.

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas men’s and women’s teams will have a combined 78 entries with 63 athletes in 29 events at the NCAA West Prelims it was announced Thursday.

The West Prelims will be held in Sacramento, Calif., on May 24-27.

Arkansas’ No. 1-ranked men’s team has a record 44 entries with 34 athletes in 16 events.

The previous high for men’s entries since the prelims format change in 2010 had been 42 by Oregon in 2015. The Razorbacks’ previous high was 41 in 2016.

Three Razorbacks have national-leading marks in their events with Jaydon Hibbert in the triple jump, Ayden Owens-Delerme in the 400-meter hurdles and Wayne Pinnock in the long jump.

Arkansas’ No. 5-ranked women’s team has a national-leading 34 entries with 29 athletes in 13 events.

Britton Wilson has national-leading marks in the 400 and 400 hurdles for the Razorbacks.

The top 12 in each event at the East and West Prelims advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held June 7-10 in Austin, Texas.