Arkansas up to No. 3 in national polls; closes indoor season over weekend

Up two spots in the latest national rankings, No. 3 Arkansas’ men’s track and field team heads into its final regular season competition weekend, taking on the Arkansas Qualifier in Fayetteville and the UCS Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Razorbacks will host nine programs this weekend, including No. 8 Kansas and No. 22 Oklahoma State. In addition to the nationally ranked regional foes, Arkansas Baptist, Central Missouri, Missouri Southern, Oklahoma Christian, Oral Roberts, Rogers State and Tulsa will also be making the journey to the Randal Tyson Track Center on Friday.

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Arkansas will also send the distance medley relay team of Ethan Moehn, Jamarco Stephen, Carlton Orange and Jack Bruce to North Carolina on Saturday in search of an NCAA Indoor Championship qualifying time.

“We’re looking to take another step forward with our team,” head coach Chris Bucknam said. “We still have some room for improvement. Things are starting to calm down a little bit from a training standpoint and we’re probably getting to a point where we’ll freshen up a little bit and hopefully continue to make progress.”

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Arkansas will open up competition at the Arkansas Qualifier at 4:30 p.m. on Friday with four Razorbacks entered in the men’s shot put.

Arkansas Qualifier
Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 17, 3:15 p.m. CT
Venue: Randal Tyson Track Center
Tickets: $5 for Adults, 17 and under free
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UCS Invitational
Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 18, 1:00 p.m. CT
Venue: JDL Fast Track
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