Track and field travels to Razorback Invitational
PROVO, Utah — BYU men's and women's track and field hits the road again as it travels to the Razorback Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas Jan. 27-28.
Schedule (all times CST):
- Friday's events begin with heptathlon 60-meter dash at 11:45 a.m. and conclude with the women's distance medley relay at 7:15 p.m.
- Saturday's events begin with heptathlon 60m hurdles at 10:15 a.m. and conclude with the women's 4x400-meter relay at 4:30 p.m.
Live Stream (SEC Network+) - begins at 6 p.m. CST (Friday) and 11 a.m. CST (Saturday)
|2023 Razorback Invitational Teams|
|*NR/No. 11 Arkansas|
|No. 7/No. 20 BYU|
|No. 12 /No. 5 Florida|
|No. 3/NR Florida State|
|No. 9/NR Iowa State|
|No.4/No. 3 Kentucky|
|No. 20/No. 18 Oklahoma State|
|No. 5/No. 13 Ole Miss|
|Oregon State (women)|
|No. 1/No. 16 Stanford|
|NR/No. 12 Texas A&M|
|No. 11/No. 7 USC|
*Men's ranking/Women's ranking
BYU men's track and field debuted in the USTFCCCA Indoor National Rating Index at No. 7. The Cougars are one of five current or future Big 12 teams in the men's rankings, with only Texas Tech ranked higher at No. 2. The BYU women came in at 20th in the opening ranking, joining Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma among future Big 12 counterparts.
BYU women’s track and field boasts three top-10 ranked distance runners. Heather Hanson’s 4:39.66 mile time, set at the Boston Season Opener on Dec. 3, holds at No. 5 nationally. Hanson ranks ahead of Alabama’s Jami Reed and Emma McGill of Villanova.
Alena Ellsworth sits at seventh nationally with an 800-meter time of 2:06.40 set in Boston. Ellsworth is followed close behind by Alli Bookin-Nosbisch of Iowa and Ayoola Gbolade of North Carolina A&T.
Lexy Halladay-Lowry remains ninth in the women’s 3,000-meters at 9:04.76, nearly four seconds ahead of 10th-place Anna Gibson of Washington.
Casey Clinger leads six nationally-ranked BYU men’s runners. Clinger’s 13:17.36 in the 5000-meters puts him at sixth, over a second ahead of Harvard’s Graham Blanks. Joey Nokes (18th), Christian Allen (20th), Brandon Garnica (22nd) and Davin Thompson (24th) join Clinger in the 5000m top-25. Kenneth Rooks is ranked 19th in the men’s 3000m at 8:04.61.
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