Razorbacks will start indoor season ranked No. 8 in preseason Top 25 poll

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FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas is ranked No. 8 in the preseason top-25 poll for men’s track and field, it was announced Wednesday.

The Razorbacks finished last year’s 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships with a top-15 performance, landing 13th overall.

Redshirt-senior Gilbert Boit will lead a distance group after he won the 2019 SEC Indoor title in the 5,000-meters and ran a leg of the All-American DMR that finished sixth last season.

He’ll be joined by teammate Hunter Woodhall, a two-time Paralympic medalist, who is looking to earn First-Team All-America honors for the second-straight year in the 4×400-meter relay.

The junior turned in a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships in 2019.

Arkansas is joined by fellow SEC squads No. 2 LSU, No. 6 Texas A&M and No. 9 Florida in the top-10.  The Hogs will be in the hunt for their ninth-straight finish inside the top-15 and the program’s 21st national title.

The indoor slate begins Friday, January 17, when the men host the Arkansas Invitational at the Randal Tyson Indoor Track.

Information from Razorback Sports Communications is included in this story.