Sullins gets program best hammer throw at Twilight Invitational

• Arkansas Twilight Results

FAYETTEVILLE — The final outdoor regular season meet got off to a hot start courtesy of a program-record hammer throw toss by redshirt sophomore Erich Sullins at the Arkansas Twilight on Friday afternoon in Fayetteville.

Sullins broke his previous record by 7 inches, capturing the gold with a mark of 202-10, which paced the No. 7 Arkansas men’s track and field team to a successful home meet finale.

Jumpers on the Rise

The meet marked the return of All-American long jumper Travonn White who leapt to top honors in his signature event with a best of 7.82m/25-8.

Junior Rubin Owens claimed the runner-up spot with a seasons’ best of 7.60m/24-11¼. Owens also finished second in the high jump with a PR of 2.12m/6-11½. Senior Ken LeGassey won the high jump with his first 7-foot clearance of the season.

Additional Notable Performances

Senior Josh Washington was .06 seconds shy of matching his PR in the 200, placing fourth in the half-lap sprint with 20.76.

Senior Eric Janise (46.39) and junior Jamarco Stephen (46.56) both ran outdoor personal bests in the quarter mile, finishing first and second, respectively.

Junior Kemar Mowatt posted a PR in the 110-meter hurdles of 13.94, moving him up to No. 15 on the NCAA West region performance list. Mowatt already holds the best 400-meter hurdle time in the country.

Next Up

The Razorbacks will travel to Columbia, South Carolina, next week for the 2017 SEC Outdoor Championships on May 11-13 in pursuit of their second-consecutive conference triple crown.

Arkansas Twilight

100 Meters: 4. Harrison Schrage – 10.42

200 Meters: 3. Kenzo Cotton – 20.74, 4. Josh Washington – 20.76, 5. Roy Ejiakuekwu – 20.93, 6. Rhayko Schwartz – 21.20, 7. Kevin Harris – 21.28

400 Meters: 1. Eric Janise – 46.39, 2. Jamarco Stephen – 46.56, 3. Carlton Orange – 47.07, 5. John Winn – 47.56

1,500 Meters: 8. Ethan Moehn – 3:49.51, 15. Chris Mooneyham – 3:57.63

110 Meter Hurdles: 2. Kemar Mowatt – 13.94, 3. Lane Austell – 14.63

400 Meter Hurdles: 2. Travius Chambers – 51.57

High Jump: 1. Ken LeGassey – 2.15m/7-0½, 2. Rubin Owens – 2.12m/6-11½, 4. Brendon Rivera – 2.02m/6-7½

Pole Vault: 3. Lane Austell – 4.60m/15-1, 4. Derek Jacobus – 4.60m/15-1

Long Jump: 1. Travonn White – 7.82m/25-8, 2. Rubin Owens – 7.60m/24-11¼

Shot Put: 2. Jeff Rogers – 16.36m/53-8¼, 3. Sam Kempka – 16.26m/53-4¼, 5. Gabe Moore – 13.53m/44-4¾, 6. Brad Culp – 12.95m/42-6

Discus: 2. Erich Sullins – 47.28m/155-1, 5. Gabe Moore – 42.65m/139-11, 7. Lane Austell – 39.00m/127-11, 8. Derek Jacobus – 36.69m/120-4

Hammer Throw: 1. Erich Sullins – 61.82m/202-10