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TABLE OF CONTENTS

2011 SEC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONS Index Table of Contents Media Information Team Quick Facts The Southeastern Conference 2011 Review 2011 Indoor Notes 2011 Outdoor Notes 2011 Top Times and Honors

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2012 Preview 2012 Outlook 2012 Roster

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The Razorbacks Returners Newcomers

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The Staff Chris Bucknam Doug Case Travis Geopfert Support Staff

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History and Records Razorback Olympians Cross Country Results and Records Indoor Results and Records Outdoor Results and Records Razorback All-Americans Randal Tyson Track Center John McDonnell Field Facility Records John McDonnell Two-Sport Student Athletes Razorback All-Time Lettermen

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Credits The 2012 University of Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field media guide was designed by assistant media relations director Zach Lawson with writting assistance from Molly O’Mara and Chelcey Lowery. Editing by the athletic media relations and men’s track and field staffs. Photography by Robert Black, Wesley Hitt, Gary Yandell and Collin Reid and Earl Bailey of Jamaica. Cover art by Andrew Reynolds.

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MEDIA INFORMATION Athletic Media Relations__________________________________ Director of Football_ ____________________________ Zack Higbee Associate Director____________________________ Robby Edwards Associate Director________________________________ Phil Pierce Associate Director________________________________ Jeri Thorpe Assistant Director_______________________________Chad Crunk Assistant Director (TF Contact)__________________ Zach Lawson Lawson Office_______________________________ 479/575-7089 Lawson Cell_ _______________________________ 479/595-2358 Lawson E-mail__________________________ zlawson@uark.edu Assistant Director___________________________ Derek Satterfield Graphic Designer_ _________________________ Andrew Reynolds Intern_________________________________________ Tyler Maland Intern______________________________________ Emily Robinson Intern_________________________________________John Thomas Secretary_________________________________Mary Lynn Gibson Mailing Address UA Media Relations PO Box 7777 Fayetteville, AR 72702-7777 Shipping Address UA Media Relations 131 Barnhill Arena Fayetteville, AR 72701 Office: 479/575-2751 Fax: 479/575-7481

2012 Schedule Indoor Jan. 6 Jan. 13 Jan. 27-28 Feb. 3-4 Feb. 4 Feb. 10-11 Feb. 24-26 March 2 March 9-10

Arkansas Invitational Arkansas-Texas Razorback Invitational Meyo Invitational NB Indoor Grand Prix Tyson Invitational SEC Championships Arkansas Last Chance NCAA Championships

FAYETTEVILLE FAYETTEVILLE FAYETTEVILLE South Bend, Ind. Boston, Mass. FAYETTEVILLE Lexington, Ky. FAYETTEVILLE Boise, Idaho

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March 28-31 Texas Relays Austin, Texas March 31 Arkansas Spring Invitational FAYETTEVILLE April 6-7 Stanford Invitational Palo Alto, Calif. April 13-14 Arizona State Tri-Meet Tempe, Ariz. April 18-21 Mt. SAC Relays Walnut, Calif. April 20-21 John McDonnell Invitational FAYETTEVILLE April 26-28 Drake Relays Des Moines, Iowa April 26-28 Penn Relays Philadelphia, Penn. April 29 Payton Jordan Invitational Palo Alto, Calif. May 4 Arkansas Twilight FAYETTEVILLE May 10-13 SEC Championships Baton Rouge, La. May 24-26 NCAA West Preliminary Austin, Texas June 6-9 NCAA Championships Des Moines, Iowa June 15-17 USA Junior Championships Bloomington, Ind. June 22-July 1 Olympic Trials Eugene, Ore.

University Quick Facts_ ___________________________________ Location_ ______________________ Fayetteville, Arkansas | 72701 Enrollment__________________________________________ 23,199 Founded_ _____________________________________________1871 Chancellor____________________________ Dr. G. David Gearhart Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics____________ Jeff Long NCAA Faculty Representative___________________ Sharon Hunt Arkansas Athletics Quick Facts_ ___________________________ Website____________________________ ArkansasRazorbacks.com Nickname_______________________________________ Razorbacks Colors_ _________________________________Cardinal and White National Affiliation_ ________________________NCAA Division I Conference Affiliation_______________ Southeastern Conference Arkansas Athletic Media Relations Assistant Athletic Media Relations Director Zach Lawson handles the publicity and media information for the University of Arkansas track and field programs for the the 2011-12 season. The Athletic Media Relations office is located in Barnhill Arena and can be reached at 479-575-2751. Coach/Student-Athlete Interviews Please make arrangements for all coach and student-athlete interviews through the Athletic Media Relations Office. Phone interviews for media can be arranged with 24-hour notice. Head coach Chris Bucknam is available at the Media Relations Weekly Olympic Sport Press Conference, Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the Barnhill Arena Media Room. Photographers Anyone wishing to shoot any meets should contact the Athletic Media Relations Office for credentials. Post-Meet Results Complete results for each meet will be available via email, in the Athletic Media Relations Office and at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. If you are the SID of a team competing at Arkansas and wish to be added to the post-meet distribution list, please contact Lawson or the Athletic Media Relations Office. Razorbacks on the Web The latest in Razorback athletics can be accessed by logging onto the official web site. Visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com for complete student-athlete and coaches’ bios, releases and results on the Arkansas track and field team and other sports.

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TEAM QUICK FACTS Track and Field Quick Facts Head Coach (Distance) Chris Bucknam Asst. Coach (Sprints, Hurdles, Pole Vault) Doug Case Asst. Coach (Field Events) Travis Geopfert Director of Operations Danny Green Secretary Lora Nanak Athletic Trainer (GA) Aki Tajima Office Phone 479-575-6384 Office Fax 479-575-3716 Mailing Address 10 S. Razorback Road P.O. Box 7777 John McDonnell Field Fayetteville, AR 72702 Facilities Indoor Track Randal Tyson Track Center Capacity: 5,500 (200 Meters, banked track, Mondo surface) Indoor Press Box Phone 479-571-2362 Outdoor Track John McDonnell Field Capacity: 7,000 (nine-lane Mondo) Outdoor Press Box Phone 479-575-6956 2011 Review SEC Indoor Track Finish NCAA Indoor Track Finish SEC Outdoor Track Finish NCAA Outdoor Track Finish

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Honors and Awards NCAA Championships 40 Cross Country 11 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000 Indoor Track and Field 19 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006 Outdoor Track and Field 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003

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Conference Championships 95 Cross Country 43 1950, 1951, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1966, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 Indoor Track and Field 29 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Outdoor Track and Field 25 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 27 Olympians All-America Honors 705 Awards /200 Student-Athletes NCAA Individual Event Titles 105

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Decades of Dominance By far the most dominant cross country and track and field program of the past three decades, Arkansas has rewritten the record books when it comes to NCAA Championships. Of the 84 (at time of print) championships contested since 1984 in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, Arkansas has brought home 40 national titles. No other school has earned more than five during that same time span. Winning on the National Scale As one of the most successful programs in collegiate history, University of Arkansas cross country and track and field teams have won 40 national titles since 1984 and have captured an unprecedented five NCAA triple crowns. Arkansas LSU Stanford Wisconsin Oregon Colorado Florida State Tennessee Texas A&M Florida Iowa State Oklahoma State UCLA Arizona State George Mason SMU

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NCAA Individual Event Titles The Arkansas cross country and track and field program has had its share of NCAA event championships during its storied history. The breakdown of NCAA champions by event is listed below. Cross Country

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Indoor Track & Field 200 Meters 400 Meters 500 Meters 1,000 Yards 1,500 Meters Mile 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters 4x800-Meter Relay Distance Medley Relay Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump

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Outdoor Track & Field 200 Meters 110-Meter Hurdles 400 Meters 800 Meters 1,000 Yards 1,500 Meters 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters High Jump Long Jump Triple Jump Pole Vault

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Dominating the SEC Since joining the Southeastern Conference in 1990 and beginning competition during the 1991-92 athletic year, the Razorbacks have won all but eight of the 58 cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field championships contested. SEC Championships Since 1991-92 Arkansas 52 (19 Cross Country, 17 Indoor, 16 Outdoor) Tennessee 4 (1996 Indoor, 3 Outdoor) Florida 3 (‘04, ‘11 Indoor, ‘10 Outdoor) Alabama 2 (2008, ‘09 Cross Country)

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THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

The Nation’s Top Track & Field Conference In the ever-changing world of collegiate athletics, the tradition of excellence in the Southeastern Conference has remained constant. The SEC boasts a rich history and has dominated track and field like no other conference. 2011 SEC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Florida captured its second consecutive team title at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in College Station, Texas. The Gators were one of four SEC teams to finish inside the top 20 along with LSU (4th), Ole Miss (11th) and Auburn (t-20th). The remaining conference teams--in order of finish--were Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina and Mississippi State. At the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships, Florida captured the team crown and the Gators’ head coach Mike Holloway was named the SEC Coach of the Year. Kirani James of Alabama and Christian Taylor of Florida were tabbed the Runner and Field Athlete of the Year, respectively. Freshman Runner of the Year honors went to Florida’s Eddie Lovett while Auburn’s Stephen Saenz was named the Freshman Field Athlete of the Year. 2011 SEC Men’s Outdoor Track & Field At the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, the SEC was represented by nine teams with Florida (3rd), LSU (4th) and Arkansas (t-10th) finishing inside the top 10. The remaining teams in the field were Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee. Arkansas won its 16th team title at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Athens, Ga. For leading his team to the win, Arkansas’ Chris Bucknam was named the SEC Coach of the Year. Kirani James of Alabama and Will Claye of Florida were the SEC Runner and Field Athlete of the Year, respectively. Tennessee’s Dentarius Locke earned Freshman Runner of the Year honors and Stephen Saenz of Auburn was the Freshman Field Athlete of the Year. Indoor Track Sixteen national championships since 1992 with 135 NCAA individual champions and three NCAA Championship record holders. The SEC led all conferences with 69 All-America recipients.

2011 SEC Men’s Track and Field Awards

Indoor Coach of the Year Mike Holloway Florida

Outdoor Coach of the Year Chris Bucknam Arkansas

Indoor and Outdoor Runner of the Year Kirani James Alabama

Indoor Field Athlete of the Year Christian Taylor Florida

Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year Will Claye Florida

Indoor Freshman Runner of the Year Eddie Lovett Florida

Outdoor Freshman Runner of the Year Dentarius Locke Tennessee

Indoor and Outdoor Freshman Field of the Year Stephen Saenz Auburn

Outdoor Track Seventeen NCAA titles and 15 of 19 national championships since 1989, 187 NCAA individual champions, five NCAA Championship record holders and 51 First-Team All-Americans during the 2011 season.

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2011 review

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2011 indoor notes 2011 All-Americans: The University of Arkansas men’s track and field team collected 18 All-America honors with the release of 2011 indoor accolades by the USTFCCCA. The accolades were spread among 12 student-athletes in nine events. First-team honors went to Tarik Batchelor and the 4x400 relay team. RECAP - NCAA Championships: Tarik Batchelor had a fifthplace finish in the long jump and the 4x400-meter relay team of Ben Skidmore, Marek Niit, Chris Bilbrew and Neil Braddy ran to a bronze result this past weekend at the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas. The Razorbacks finished tied for 22nd place with 10 points at the national meet. The 2011 NCAA Championships aired on tape-delay March 16 at 1:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2. Capping the Weekend: The quartet of Ben Skidmore, Marek Niit, Chris Bilbrew and Neil Braddy combined for a time 3:06.79 and a bronze finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Championships. It marked the program’s fifth top-eight result in the event, and its highest since the 1987 team ran to a second-place finish. Who Got In: Arkansas collected 12 national entries spread among nine student-athletes and two relays. Nine of the 12 participants came via an automatic qualifier while the remaining three were at-large selections. Arkansas is the only men’s team to qualify both distance-medley and 4x400-meter relays. Case Earns Regional Honor: Doug Case was recognized Monday with the release of the USTFCCCA regional awards for the 2011 indoor season. Case was selected as the South Central Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year. In his third season at Arkansas, Case coaches the Razorbacks’ sprints, hurdles and pole vault crews. During the 2011 indoor season, his athletes have collected six NCAA automatic qualifiers spread among four student-athletes and one relay. Get the Baton Around the Track: Arkansas is the only team in the men’s field with both relays--DMR and 4x400--qualified for the NCAA Championships. The Razorbacks have the top-ranked 4x400 crew with its time of 3:05.13 at the SEC Championships. The distance-medley relay will enter the national meet with the No. 6 time in the NCAA, a 9:30.85 showing at the Razorback Invitational in January. Impact Freshmen: The Razorbacks qualified three freshmen in individual events for the NCAA Championships with Neil Braddy in the 400 meters, Raymond Higgs in the long jump and Kevin Lazas in the heptathlon. Braddy is the fastest freshman qualifier in the 400 meters and is just one of two freshman in the event. Higgs and Lazas will be one of three freshman in the long jump and heptathlon, respectively. RECAP - Arkansas Last Chance: In its final home indoor date of the season, the Razorbacks posted three event wins and a handful of season-best marks at the Arkansas Last Chance meet. The team’s wins came from Chris Bilbrew in the 800 meters, Solomon Haile in the 3,000 meters and Raymond Higgs in the long jump. Among the other highlights, Scott Gillespie ran to an eight-second improvement on his personal best in a runnerup effort in the mile. American Junior Record: Having already established the American junior record in the heptathlon earlier in the season, freshman Kevin Lazas extended the mark with his 5,674 points at the SEC Championships. Along the way, he notched personal

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collegiate bests in six of the seven events. His previous record of 5,509 points came from his performance at the Jan. 28-29 Razorback Invitational. Prior to this season, the previous record of 5,478 points wa set by Mike Morrison while competing for Florida in 2007. All-SEC Honors: Based on respective performances at the SEC Championships in Fayetteville, the Razorbacks also collected 13 all-conference honors. Tarik Batchelor and members of the 4x400 relay--Ben Skidmore, Marek Niit, Chris Bilbrew and Neil Braddy--earned first-team honors for their victories at the conference meet. Second-team selections went to LaShawn Butler (200m), Duncan Phillips (mile), Eric Fernandez (5,000m) and Kevin Lazas (heptathlon). Four members of the team--Braddy (400m), Lazas (heptathlon), Bryan Cantero (mile) and Raymond Higgs (high jump)--were named to the freshman team. 2011 SEC Championships Wrap-Up: Arkansas scored 136.5 points to earn a second-place finish at the 2011 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center. The Razorbacks’ point total is their highest since scoring 141 points at the conference meet in 2006. Arkansas finished the three-day event with two event champions and one school record. The team wins came in the long jump with Tarik Batchelor and the 4x400-meter relay. The school record came by way of Kevin Lazas in the heptathlon. The 2011 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships will be broadcast by ESPNU on March 10 at 8 p.m. (CT). Jumping to a Title: Batchelor won his first SEC title with his performance in the long jump. He went out over 26 feet in his first three jumps, including the championship mark of 26-5.75 on his third attempt. With the victory, the Razorbacks have won the last two conference indoor titles in the event. Batchelor is the fourth jumper in program history to win the SEC indoor crown, joining former Razorbacks Erick Walder (1992-94), Robert Howard (1997-98) and Alain Bailey (2008, 2010). 4x4 Posts a World Leader: The Razorbacks saved a bit of school history for the final race of the weekend as the 4x400-meter relay captured the program’s first-ever SEC indoor title in the event. Running in the third section of the timed final, the foursome of Ben Skidmore, Marek Niit, Chris Bilbrew and Neill Braddy held off Florida and LSU for the title, clocking in at 3:05.13. Arkansas’ performance is the fastest time in the world this year, an NCAA automatic qualifier and the second-best time in school history.

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2011 indoor notes All-Academic Team: For his outstanding work in the classroom, Lane Boyer was anmed to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for the 2010 cross country season. This marks the third career honor for Boyer who was also recognized in 2008 and 2009. The Fredonia, Kan., native carries a 3.865 cumulative GPA as a geology major in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Kevin Lazas turned in a third-place finish with a school-record 5,509 points. DMR Qualifies for NCAAs: The foursome of Bryan Cantero, Chris Bilbrew, Dey Tuach and Duncan Phillips combined for a time of 9:30.85 to seal the crew’s spot at the NCAA Championships. The Razorbacks’ time is the second-fastest in the nation this season (as of Jan. 29) and the No. 9 mark in school history.

RECAP - Husky Classic/Tyson Invitational: The Razorbacks hosted the 2011 Tyson Invitational this weekend, competing in a field that featured 13 teams ranked inside the nation’s top 25. Among the highlights, Dey Tuach posted a top-15 national performance in the 800 meters, Marek Niit had top-10 results in the 200 and 400 meters and the 4x400-meter relay team posted a season-best time. The Razorbacks also sent a handful of distance runners to the UW Husky Classic in Seattle where Duncan Phillips picked up an NCAA automatic qualifier in the mile.

Weekend Produces Big Performances: With a competition field that featured eight teams ranked in the nation’s top 25, the Razorback Invitational (Jan. 28-29) saw several NCAA seasonal bests and qualifying marks. All told, the 11-team field (men’s and women’s) combined to post 23 automatic qualifiers—20 individual and three relays.

Fast Track: In a re-dedication ceremony Saturday during the 2011 Tyson Invitational, the Randal Tyson Track Center was recognized as “The Home of the Fastest Indoor Track in the World.” Joining Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long on the track for the presentation were Mondo area representative Kirk Sandifer and members of the Razorback coaching staffs.

RECAP - Arkansas-Texas Dual: The No. 13 University of Arkansas men’s track and field team beat 15th-ranked Texas in a dual meet (Jan. 14) at Randal Tyson Track Center. The Razorbacks secured the meet, 97-72, with victories in 12 of the 16 events, including an NCAA automatic-qualifying mark (26-2.5) by Tarik Batchelor in the long jump. He has also qualified for the national championships in the triple jump.

RECAP New Balance Collegiate Invitational: The Razorbacks finished fourth in the team race with 52 points. Arkansas got victories by Duncan Phillips and Dey Tuach in the 800 meters and mile, respectively, and a runner-up performance by the 4x400-meter relay team—Marek Niit, Ben Skidmore, Chris Bilbrew and Neill Braddy—in the final event of the weekend. Phillips’ time in the 800 meters is the No. 5 time in the NCAA this season.

Calling the (Former) Hogs: Razorback track and field history was well represented during Arkansas’ dual with Texas as former All-Americans Reuben Reina, Wallace Spearmon, Jr., and Erick Walder were on hand to present awards to a few victorious Razorbacks. Former standout Brandon Rock was also in attendance.

Personal Best for Phillips: Duncan Phillips won the championship section of the 800 meters at the NB Collegiate Invitational. Using a late burst down the final back stretch, he ran to victory in a personal-best time of 1:48.47, more than a second faster than his previous best (1:49.92). Right There With the Best: Stacked up against a talented field of teams at the NB Collegiate Invitational, Arkansas finished the two-day event in fourth place with 52 team points. The Razorbacks were aided by 16 points in the 800 meters and 13 in the mile. In order, the top-five teams were LSU, Texas A&M, Duke, Arkansas and BYU.

RECAP - Arkansas Invitational: In the season-opening event of the 2011 campaign, the Razorbacks collected three event wins at the Arkansas Invitational. Tarik Batchelor led the way by securing a spot at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships with an automatic-qualifying mark of 54-2.75 in the triple jump. Leoman Momoh (800m) and Dey Tuach (1,000m) also won. Meeting the Standard: In his fourth attempt of the season, Tarik Batchelor became the first Razorback to punch his ticket for the indoor national meet. His mark of 54-2.75 is not only an automatic qualifier but a personal best by more than a foot and a half (previous: 52-7.5). He won the event by nearly four feet.

SEC Male Runner of the Week: Dey Tuach ran to a runner-up result in the invitational 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational, clocking a time of 1:48.70, the fifth-fastest time in the nation. The race marked his Arkansas debut in the event. He also ran the 800-meter leg of Arkansas’ distance-medley relay that clocked an NCAA automatic-qualifying time of 9:30.85, good for a second-place finish, the No. 2 time in the nation and the ninth-best performance in school history. RECAP - Razorback Invitational: The men’s track and field team hosted the Razorback Invitational which featured a highly competitive field including eight teams ranked in the top 25. During the two-day event, the Razorbacks came away with two NCAA automatic-qualifying marks. The distance-medley relay team of Bryan Cantero, Chris Bilbrew, Dey Tuach and Duncan Phillips combined for a second-place performance in a time of 9:30.85 to secure their spot at the NCAA Championships. Tarik Batchelor notched his second auto qualifier in the triple jump with a mark of 53-4.25, good for third place. In the heptathlon,

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2011 outdoor notes 2011 NCAA Championships: The Razorbacks closed out their season with a 10th-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The total totaled 25 points, including 22 on the final day of competition. Arkansas’ points come from runner-up performances by Marek Niit in the 200 meters and Dorian Ulrey in the 1,500 meters, a fifth-place showing by the 4x400 relay, seventh-place finishes by LaShawn Butler in the 200 meters and Tarik Batchelor in the long jump and an eight-place result by Raymond Higgs in the long jump. This marks the second top-10 national outdoor finish for the team under head coach Chris Bucknam. 15 All-America Honors: Arkansas totaled 15 All-America accolades spread among 11 student-athletes in seven events. Marek Niit (200m, 4x100m, 4x400m) earned a team-high three All-America accolades. Neil Braddy (4x100m, 4x400m) and LaShawn Butler (200m, 4x100m) were each selected twice. National Qualifiers: The Razorbacks will be represented by 14 student-athletes, spread among 11 entries in eight events. Arkansas’ 11 entries at the NCAA Championships is tied for the fifth most in the nation. The team has two entries in the 200 meters, 1,500 meters and long jump. Full list below: First in a Long Time: For the first time since the 2000 season, Arkansas will have an entry in the 4x400 relay with the team of Ben Skidmore, Marek Niit, Chris Bilbrew and Travis Southard. In the Razorbacks’ last appearance in the event at the national meet, the foursome of Kevin Baker, Sam Glover, Melvin Lister and Ryan Stanley finished second in the nation with a time of 3:02.02. Bucknam Named Top Coach: Chris Bucknam was named the SEC Men’s Coach of the Year for the second time; he was also selected after Arkansas’ 2009 SEC team title. At this year’s SEC meet, the Razorbacks collected 157.50 points to capture the program’s 16th SEC outdoor title. With this most recent honor, Bucknam now has five SEC coaching accolades to his credit— two outdoor (2009, 2011), two indoor (2009, 2010) and one cross country (2010) Head Coach Chris Bucknam and Kevin Lazas at SEC Championships

All-SEC: Overall, 10 Razorbacks earned All-SEC honors, including first-team performers Marek Niit and Dorian Ulrey. Secondteam honors, given to runner-up performers at the conference meet, went to Duncan Phillips, Eric Fernandez, Tarik Batchelor, Kevin Lazas and 4x100-relay members Caleb Cross, Neil Braddy and LaShawn Butler. Lazas and Raymond Higgs were named to the SEC All-Freshman Team as the top freshman performers in their respective events. Prelim Qualifiers: Arkansas will be represented by 20 studentathletes--spread among 13 events--and two relays at the NCAA West Prelim in Eugene, Ore. The Razorbacks have multiple entries in six events, including a team-high four set for the high jump. SEC CHAMPIONS: The University of Arkansas men’s track and field team won the 2011 SEC Outdoor Championships team title at the Spec Towns Track in Athens, Ga. The Razorbacks finished the four-day conference meet with 157.50 points to secure the 16th SEC outdoor title in program history and 25th overall conference crown, dating back to Arkansas’ days in the Southwest Conference. The team win is the Razorbacks’ first since 2009, and second under head coach Chris Bucknam. With the victories by Dorian Ulrey and Marek Niit, the Razorbacks now have 98 SEC event titles. Ulrey Doubles Up: On the final day of competition, Dorian Ulrey won the 800 meters and 1,500 meters. He is the third Arkansas runner to pull off the 800/1,500 double in SEC competition, joining former Razorback standouts Seneca Lassiter (1998, 1999) and James Karanu (2000). High-Point Man: Ulrey was named the winner of the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy as the top men’s scorer with 25 points; in his third race of the day, Ulrey finished fourth in the 5,000 meters. This marks the eighth time a Razorback has been the highpoint scorer at the SEC outdoor meet, and first since 2005. Niit Sprints to Victory: Marek Niit won the team’s third individual title of the day with a championship run in the 200 meters. The win is the second 200-meter SEC title in Razorback history, and the first since the 1995 season. Niit joins Derrick Thompson as the only other Arkansas sprinter to take first in the event. Anatomy of a Champion: On their way to the SEC title, the Razorbacks scored in 16 of 21 events, including 24- and 26point bunches in the 1,500 meters and 800 meters, respectively. The breakdown of Arkansas’ 157.50 points: Event Points Event Points 800m..................... 26 3KSC........................ 6 100m....................... 4 1,500m.................. 24 200m..................... 15 4x400m................... 4 5,000m.................. 15 Triple Jump.............. 3 Long Jump............. 14 400mH..................... 2 Decathlon.............. 14 400m....................... 1 Discus...................... 1 10,000m................ 12 High Jump............ 8.5 Total................ 157.5 4x100m................... 8 RECAP - Arkansas Twilight: The Razorbacks closed out their 2011 home slate last Friday with four event wins at the Arkansas Twilight. Among the highlights, observers saw an SEC-leading and top-three national performance by Marek Niit in the

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nandez won the ‘A’ section of the university 5,000 meters in a personal-best time of 13:54.33, a personal best by 12 seconds. The Razorbacks also got career-best efforts from Duncan Phillips and Tom Cattin-Masson in the 1,500 meters. Phillips (3:39.87) finished fourth overall, and was the second collegiate finisher, in the invitational section of the event. Toward the Front: With his personal-best performance in the 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays, Duncan Phillips is currently leads the SEC and ranked No. 2 in the country in the event. His time of 3:39.87 improves upon his previous best of 3:44.59 set during the 2008 season. Higgs Recognized by SEC: For his efforts in the long jump and high jump at the 84th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Raymond Higgs was honored by the league office with the SEC Freshman of the Week award. This is the first weekly honor of his Razorback career.

200 meters. Along with Niit, the team got wins from Ben Skidmore in the 400 meters, Andrew Pennington in the 400-meter hurdles and the 4x100-meter relay. RECAP - 117th Penn Relays: At the 117th Penn Relays at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Arkansas came away with a pair of runner-up relay finishes in the distance-medley and 4xMile relays and a top-10 program performance in the 4x400meter relay. In second-place results, the DMR (Tom Cattin-Masson, Marek Niit, Duncan Phillips and Dorian Ulrey) had a time of 9:38.40, while the 4xMile relay (Eric Fernandez, Cattin-Masson, Ulrey and Phillips) clocked in at 16:20.42; Ulrey’s thirdleg split was the fastest by any runner in the race. On the day three, the 4x400 (Travis Southard, Niit, Chris Bilbrew and Neil Braddy) ran to a time of 3:06.29, the fastest by a Razorback mile relay since the 2000 season. Joining Arkansas’ All-Time Bests: A pair of Razorback relays joined the program’s top-10 performance list during the team’s weekend at Penn Relays. The 4x200 team of Neil Braddy, Ben Skidmore, LaShawn Butler and Marek Niit posted a time of 1:22.63 in the preliminary round, the seventh-fastest effort in school history. The 4x400 crew of Travis Southard, Niit, Chris Bilbrew and Braddy crossed in 3:06.29, the No. 9 performance by a Razorback mile relay team. RECAP - John McDonnell Invitational: The Razorbacks picked up four wins at the rain-effected John McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville with victories from Kevin Lazas in the decathlon, Caleb Cross in the 200 meters, Leoman Momoh in the 800 meters and Brede Raa Ellingsen in the high jump. In the process of winning the decathlon, Lazas set the school record with a total of 7,542 points. He surpassed the previous mark of 7,266 points set by David Wehmeyer in the 1983; the decathlon mark had been the oldest remaining record in the Razorbacks’ records book. Lazas Recognized by SEC: For his performance at the John McDonnell Invitational, Kevin Lazas was named the SEC Freshman of the Week. Competing in his first collegiate decathlon, Lazas led throughout the entire second day to claim the victory. With this total of 7,542 points, Lazas has the top freshman point total in the SEC, third overall in the conference and No. 14 overall in the NCAA. RECAP - Mt. SAC Relays: The distance crew for the Razorbacks competed at the 53rd Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Eric Fer-

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RECAP - Texas Relays: Arkansas won the distance-medley relay on the final day of competition at the 84th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays this past weekend in Austin. The DMR quartet of Tom Cattin-Masson, Travis Southard, Chris Bilbrew and Dorian Ulrey took first place in a time of 9:46.46. The win is the Razorbacks’ 13th all-time in the event, and first since the 2004 event. Arkansas now has 69 Texas Relays titles in program history. During the weekend, the team also came away with secondplace results in the 4x200, 4x800 and sprint-medley relays. RECAP - Razorback Spring Invitational: No. 14 Arkansas opened its outdoor home schedule with three wins last weekend at the Razorback Spring Invitational. The team picked up two victories from its relays—Caleb Cross, Neil Braddy, LaShawn Butler and Marek Niit in the 4x100 and Braddy, Nitt, Ben Skidmore and Chris Bilbrew in the 4x400. Individually, Noah Kittelson took the top spot in the high jump competition. Runner of the Week: Marek Niit was named the SEC Runner of the Week following his efforts at the season-opening ArkansasTexas-UCLA Triangular in Austin. Niit won the 100 meters and was part of the Razorbacks’ 4x100-meter relay that finished second. RECAP - Arkansas-Texas-UCLA Triangular: The 14th-ranked Razorbacks competed in a triangular meet along with No. 17 Texas and No. 23 UCLA in Austin to open the outdoor season. Wins came from Marek Niit in the 100 meters, Dorian Urley in the 800 meters, Duncan Phillips in the 3,000 meters and Tarik Batchelor in the long jump. The Razorbacks finished third in the team race with 106 points. Niit to the Front: Running the first open 100 meters of his collegiate career, Marek Niit took top honors at the seasonopening triangular in a time of 10.21, the then-No. 1 time in the NCAA. Ulrey Wins in Return: In his first competition since winning the national indoor title at 3,000 meters in 2010, Dorian Ulrey ran to a victory in the 800 meters during Arkansas’ tri-meet to open the season. He posted a time of 1:51.23, the then-top mark in the SEC. Fernandez Debuts in 10K: Taking on the 10,000-meter distance in his first race of the season, Eric Fernandez earned a sixthplace finish in a time of 28:48.44 at the Stanford Invitational. His time is tops in the SEC and No. 6 in the nation.

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2011 top times/honors 2011 Indoor Top Marks 60 Meters LaShawn Butler 200 Meters Marek Niit 400 Meters Marek Niit 800 Meters Dey Tuach Mile Duncan Phillips 3,000 Meters Eric Fernandez 5,000 Meters Eric Fernandez 60M Hurdles Caleb Cross 4x400-Meter Skidmore, Niit Relay Bilbrew, Braddy Distance Cantero, Bilbrew Medley Relay Tuach, Phillips High Jump Raymond Higgs Pole Vault Sam Ewing Long Jump Tarik Batchelor Triple Jump Tarik Batchelor Shot Put Marlon Dwyer Weight Throw Justin Holmes Heptathlon Kevin Lazas

2011 Outdoor Top Marks 6.78 (SECs, 2/26/11) 20.70 (SECs, 2/26/11) 45.99 (SECs, 2/26/11) 1:48.08 (Tyson Invite, 2/11/11) 3:58.82 (Husky Classic, 2/11/11) 7:59.30 (Razorback Invite, 1/29/11) 13:53.48 (Husky Classic, 2/11/11) 7.91 (Ark Last Chance, 3/4/11) 3:05.13 (SEC, 2/27/11) 9:30.85 (Razorback Invite, 1/28/11) 7-1 (Ark Last Chance, 3/4/11) 16-6.75 (Tyson Invite, 2/12/11) 26-5.75 (SECs, 2/26/11) 54-2.5 (Arkansas Invite, 1/7/11) 47-1 (Arkansas-Texas Dual, 1/14/11) 55-9.25 (Tyson Invite, 2/11/11) 5,674 pts. (SECs, 2/25-26/11)%^ % School Record ^ American Junior Record

2011 USTFCCCA Indoor All-Americans First Team Tarik Batchelor • Long Jump (5th) Ben Skidmore, Marek Niit, Chris Bilbrew, Neil Braddy • 4x400m (3rd) Second Team Tarik Batchelor • Triple Jump (5th) Neil Braddy • 400 Meters (13th) LaShawn Butler • 200 Meters (13th) Raymond Higgs • Long Jump (10th) Kevin Lazas • Heptathlon (14th) Marek Niit • 200 Meters (9th) Duncan Phillips • Mile (10th) Ben Skidmore • 400 Meters (9th) Dey Tuach • 800 Meters (11th) Bryan Cantero, Travis Southard, Chris Bilbrew, Duncan Phillips • DMR (11th) 2011 SEC Indoor Champions Tarik Batchelor • Long Jump Ben Skidmore, Marek Niit, Chris Bilbrew, Neil Braddy • 4x400m 2011 All-SEC Honors First Team Tarik Batchelor • Long Jump Ben Skidmore, Marek Niit, Chris Bilbrew, Neil Braddy • 4x400m Second Team LaShawn Butler • 200 Meters Eric Fernandez • 5,000 Meters Kevin Lazas • Heptathlon Duncan Phillips • Mile All-Freshman Neil Braddy • 400 Meters Bryan Cantero • Mile Raymond Higgs • High Jump Kevin Lazas • Heptathlon

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100 Meters Marek Niit 10.17 (SECs, 5/15/11) 200 Meters Marek Niit 20.38 (NCAAs, 6/11/11) 400 Meters Ben Skidmore 46.58 (SECs, 5/14/11) 800 Meters Leoman Momoh 1:49.55 (JMcD Invite, 4/23/11) 1,500 Meters Duncan Phillips 3:39.87 (Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15/11) Steeplechase Rick Elliott 8:52.70 (NCAA prelims, 5/27/11) 5,000 Meters Eric Fernandez 13:54.33 (Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15/11) 10,000 Meters Eric Fernandez 28:48.44 (Stanford Invite, 3/25/11) 110M Hurdles Caleb Cross 13.78 (Ark. Twilight, 5/6/11) 400M Hurdles A. Pennington 52.20 (Ark. Twilight, 5/6/11) 4x100-Meter Cross, Braddy, 39.29 (NCAAs, 6/8/11) Relay La. Butler, Niit 4x400-Meter Skidmore, Niit, 3:03.59 (NCAAs, 6/11/11) Relay Southard, Braddy High Jump Brede Ellingsen 7-1 (Penn Relays, 4/30/11) Pole Vault Kevin Lazas 16-8.75 (SECs, 5/13/11)M Long Jump Tarik Batchelor 26-10.5 (SECs, 5/14/11) Triple Jump Tarik Batchelor 52-0 (SECs, 5/15/11) Shot Put Marlon Dwyer 48-0.75 (Texas Triangular, 3/25/11) Discus Justin Holmes 173-6 (JMcD Invitational, 4/22/11) Javelin Kevin Lazas 197-11 (Pan Am Jr., 7/23/11)M Hammer Justin Holmes 154-5 (Texas Triangular, 3/25/11) Decathlon Kevin Lazas 7,802 pts. (NCAAs, 6/8-10/11)%^ % - School Record ^ - American Junior Record M - during multis competition

2011 USTFCCCA Outdoor All-Americans First Team Tarik Batchelor • Long Jump (7th) Neil Braddy, Marek Niit, Ben Skidmore, Travis Southard • 4x400M (5th) LaShawn Butler • 200M (7th) Raymond Higgs • Long Jump (8th) Marek Niit • 200M (2nd) Dorian Ulrey • 1,500M (2nd) Second Team Neil Braddy, LaShawn Butler, Caleb Cross, Marek Niit • 4x100M (9th) Brede Ellingsen • High Jump (10th) Kevin Lazas • Decathlon (10th) Honorable Mention Rick Elliott • Steeplechase Duncan Phillips • 1,500M

2011 SEC Outdoor Champions Marek Niit • 200M Dorian Ulrey • 800M, 1,500M 2011 All-SEC Honors First Team Marek Niit • 200M Dorian Ulrey • 800M, 1,500M Second Team Tarik Batchelor • Long Jump Caleb Cross, Neil Braddy, LaShawn Butler • 4x100M Eric Fernandez • 5,000M, 10,000M Kevin Lazas • Decathlon Duncan Phillips • 800M, 1,500M All-Freshman Raymond Higgs • Long Jump Kevin Lazas • Decathlon Commisioner’s Trophy: Dorian Ulrey (25 pts.) Men’s Coach of the Year: Chris Bucknam

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2012 preview

Caleb Cross was an All-America selection in each of his first two seasons with the Razorbacks.

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season outlook

Arkansas’ Returning All-Americans (2011 honors earned) Tarik Batchelor (3) - Sr. Neil Braddy (4) - Soph. Caleb Cross (1) - Jr. Chuol Dey (1) - Jr. Brede Ellingsen (1) - Jr. Rick Elliott (1) - Sr. Raymond Higgs (2) - Soph. Kevin Lazas (2) - Soph. Marek Niit (5) - Jr. Duncan Phillips (3) - Sr. Ben Skidmore (3) - Sr. Travis Southard (2) - Jr.

All-Americans Lost (2011 honors earned) Chris Bilbrew (2) LaShawn Butler (3) Bryan Cantero (1) Dorian Ulrey (1)

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The 2012 campaign for the University of Arkansas men’s track and field team begins Jan. 6 with the Arkansas Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. The beginning of the season will mark the fourth for the Razorbacks under the direction of head coach Chris Bucknam. As has been the case for the past two seasons, he is joined by assistant coaches Doug Case and Travis Geopfert. Within its 2012 roster, Arkansas features 12 returning All-Americans from a season ago, including its entire 4x400-meter relay team of Neil Braddy, Marek Niit, Ben Skidmore and Travis Southard. The group represents the third-fastest foursome in program history. Niit, the 2011 SEC champion and national runner-up at 200 meters, leads the returning group of Razorbacks with five All-America honors last season while Braddy was a four-time honoree during his first season in Cardinal and White. Moving up to its middle- and long-distance crews, Arkansas will benefit from the returning AllAmerica efforts of Chuol Dey, Rick Elliott and Duncan Phillips. The Razorbacks’ roster also features 2011 SEC cross country individual champion Eric

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season outlook

Fernandez and 2010 cross country All-American Solomon Haile who redshirted last outdoor season. In the field, Tarik Batchelor posted two top-eight national finishes in the long jump last season to go along with the emergence of Raymond Higgs, an outdoor All-American in 2011. Brede Ellingsen was Arkansas’ top performer in the high jump with a trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships last season. Two-time All-America selection Kevin Lazas, the school-record holder in both the heptathlon and decathlon, will lead a strong group of multievent competitors. Joining that cast of experience, the Razorbacks have added a recruiting class that was ranked the fourth best in the country by Track & Field News. Arkansas’ incoming freshman class includes Alex Chaffin (middle distance), Kyle Dunn (hurdles), Andrew Irwin (pole vault), Gunnar Nixon (multi events), Devin Randall (throws), Patrick Rono (middle distance) and Ryan Thomas (middle distance). The incoming class of Razorbacks includes the No. 1-ranked prep decathlete in 2010 (Nixon), topranked pole vaulter (Irwin) and second-ranked 400meter hurdler (Dunn). In June, Nixon was named the 2010-11 Gatorade National Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Arkansas hosts eight meets—five indoor and three indoor—as part of its 2012 schedule. All home indoor events will be held at the Randal Tyson Track Center while outdoor events in Fayetteville will be contested at John McDonnell Field. The Razorbacks’ indoor home slate includes the Arkansas Invitational (Jan. 6), Arkansas-Texas Dual (Jan. 13), Razorback Invitational (Jan. 27-28), Tyson Invitational (Feb. 10-11) and Arkansas Last Chance (March 2).

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The indoor championship season begins Feb. 2426 with the 2012 SEC Championships in Lexington, Ky. The 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships will be held March 9-10 in Boise, Idaho. The team’s outdoor home schedule features the Arkansas Spring Invitational (March 31), John McDonnell Invitational (April 20-21) and Arkansas Twilight (May 4). The Razorbacks will head to Baton Rouge, La., for the 2012 SEC Outdoor Championships in defense of their 2011 outdoor conference crown. The SEC meet will be held May 11-13. Arkansas will then compete May 24-26 at the NCAA West Preliminary in Austin. After the qualifying meet, Arkansas will wrap its season June 6-9 at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Following the collegiate season, several Razorbacks will continue competition into the summer months. The USA Junior Championships will be contested June 15-17 in Bloomington, Ind., while the USA Championships, also doubling as the 2012 Olympic Trials, will be held June 22-July 1 in Eugene, Ore. The track and field competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London will be held Aug. 3-12.

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2012 roster Name Event Omar Abdi Distance Nii Ayi Jumps Tarik Batchelor Jumps Hunter Bourke Sprints/Hurdles Lane Boyer Distance Neil Braddy Sprints Drew Butler Middle Distance Phillip Butler, Jr. Jumps Thomas Cattin-Masson Middle Distance Alex Chaffin Distance Auston Chen Multi Events Michael Chinchar Distance Caleb Cross Sprints/Hurdles Chuol Dey Middle Distance Travis Diepenbrock Distance Kyle Dunn Hurdles Marlon Dwyer Throws Georg Eberhardt Middle Distance Cameron Efurd Distance Brede Ellingsen Jumps Rick Elliott Distance Eric Fernandez Distance Nathanael Franks Multi Events Akheem Gauntlett Sprints Scott Gillespie Distance Dwayne Golbek Jumps Roderque Gray Sprints Solomon Haile Distance Aaron Hamilton Distance Raymond Higgs Jumps Justin Holmes Throws Andrew Irwin Pole Vault Zachary Johnson Middle Distance Raymond Joseph Distance Matt Kirbos Multi Events Noah Kittelson Jumps Zachary Kovach Sprints Luke Laird Throws Kevin Lazas Multi Events Anthony Lieghio Middle Distance Anthony May II Jumps Peter Mirocke Javelin Leoman Momoh Middle Distance Joshua Morgan Pole Vault Marek Niit Sprints Gunnar Nixon Multi Events Layne Nixon Distance Andrew Pennington Hurdles Scott Petersen Sprints Duncan Phillips Distance Andrew Pisechko Middle Distance Terry Prentice Multi Events Devin Randall Throws Arch Robertson Distance Patrick Rono Distance Ben Skidmore Sprints Travis Southard Sprints/Hurdles Stuart Sparks Pole Vault Ryan Thomas Middle Distance Jeff Woods Throws

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Hometown (Previous School) Boston, Mass. (Charlestown HS) Mulhouse, France (Iowa Central CC) Kingston, Jamaica (Kingston College) Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville) Fredonia, Kan. (Fredonia) Fort Smith, Ark. (Southside HS) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands) Coffeyville, Kan. (Johnson County CC) Aiguebelette, France (Texas Tech) Little Rock, Ark. (Catholic HS) Tampa, Fla. (Berkeley Prep) Kent, Wash. (Kentwood HS) Newport, Ark. (Newport) Thornton, Colo. (Rend Lake College) Bentonville, Ark. (Bentonville) Marion, Iowa (Linn-Mar HS) Kingston, Jamaica (Monroe College) Schleiz, Germany (Pierre-de-Coubertin) Rogers, Ark. (Rogers) Bergen, Norway (Sandsli VGS) Springfield, Mo. (Kickapoo HS) Ballwin, Mo. (Parkway West HS) Damascus, Ore. (Sam Barlow HS) Kingston, Jamaica (Maryland-Eastern Shore) Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission South HS) Claremore, Okla. (Claremore) Stafford, Va. (Brooke Point HS) Silver Spring, Md. (Sherwood HS) Rogers, Ark. (Rogers) Freeport, Bahamas (Athens Christian School) Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission South HS) Mt. Ida, Ark. (Mt. Ida) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands) Austin, Texas (Texas) South Brunswick, N.J. (South Brunswick) Indianola, Iowa (Indianola) Fayetteville, Ark. (Ramona HS) Gardner, Kan. (Edgerton HS) Brentwood, Tenn. (Brentwood) Dublin, Ireland (Iowa Central CC) Hoover, Ala. (South Plains College) Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Johnson County CC) Memphis, Tenn. (Cordova HS) Branson, Mo. (Branson) Kuressaare, Estonia (Audentes School) Edmond, Okla. (Santa Fe HS) The Woodlands, Texas (UT-San Antonio) Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East HS) Southlake, Texas (Carroll HS) College Station, Texas (A&M Consolidated HS) Webb City, Mo. (Webb City) Pomona, Calif. (Southern California) Bartlesville, Okla. (Bartlesville) Mildenhall, England (Lakenheath HS) Lyndhurst, N.J. (Lyndhurst) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands) Tulsa, Okla. (Jenks HS) Highland Village, Texas (Marcus HS) Louisburg, Kan. (Johnson County CC)

Coaching and Support Staff Head Coach...........................Chris Bucknam (Fourth Season) Assistant Coach............................ Doug Case (Fourth Season) Assistant Coach....................... Travis Geopfert (Third Season) Director of Operations................ Danny Green (17th Season) Head Athletic Trainer...................Aki Tajima (Second Season)

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THE RAZORBACKS

The Razorbacks return all four members of its All-American 4x400-meter relay from 2011, including junior Marek Niit (885) and senior Ben Skidmore.

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2011: INDOOR: Abdi opened the season with a personal-best 2:26.94 at 1,000 meters in a fourth-place finish at the Arkansas Invitational. The following weekend, he finished third in the mile with a time of 4:11.46 at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. At the Razorback Invitational, Abdi ran to a third-place result at 800 meters in 1:51.96. He posted a seasonbest 800-meter time of 1:50.46 at the Tyson Invitational. Abdi ran the 800-meter leg of the Razorbacks’ third-place distance-medley relay at the SEC Championships. OUTDOOR: In his first race of the outdoor season, Abdi clocked a time of 8:38.90 in the 3,000 meter at the Texas Triangular. He registered a personal-best performance at 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 3:51.08. He had a season-best effort in the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.15 at the Arkansas Twilight. Abdi was the second leg of Arkansas’ 4x1,500-meter relay that finished third at Texas Relays. At the SEC Championships, he qualified for the final of the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:53.91 in the preliminary round. 2010: INDOOR: Abdi won his first race in a Razorback uniform at the Arkansas invitational. He clocked a personal-best time of 2:27.62 to take the tape in the 1,000 meters. In his only 800-meter race, he finished 10th with a time of 1:53.75 at the Razorback Invitational. He also ran the lead leg of the winning distance medley relay. The quartet clocked a time of 9:55.75. He finished third in the mile at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet with a time of 4:13.54. At the SEC Championships, he finished seventh in the prelims of the mile with a personal-best time of 4:08.37. He finished 10th in the finals with a clocking of 4:14.79. OUTDOOR: He opened the second half of the track season with a victory in the 800 meters in a personal-best time of 1:52.14 at the Razorback Spring Invitational. At the prestigious Texas Relays, he was part of the Arkansas quartet that secured a first-place finish in the 4x1,500-meter relay. Abdi also helped the 4x800-meter relay team to a bronze finish in Austin. At the Arkansas-Texas dual meet, he crossed in fifth place in the 800 meters. He wrapped his season with a pair of relay appearances, 4x800 meter and distance medley, at Penn Relays. AT CHARLESTOWN HS: Abdi held prep bests of 2:27.80 in the 1,000 meters, 3:54.21 in the 1,500 meters and 4:13.83 in the mile outdoors. His 1,000-meter time ranked fourth nationally and his best in the 1,500 meters ranked fourth nationally in 2008. Abdi clocked his best 1,000meter time (2:27.80) at the MSTCA Elite to win the event. His time is a meet record and was No. 2 nationally at the time. He also ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay that won the event with a time of 3:28.85. He earned a runner-up finish at the 2008 Massachusetts State Cross Country Championships with a 5K time of 16:05.4. He has a cross country 5K best of 15:49, clocked at the 2008 Manchester Invitational Nike Classic. PERSONAL: Born Jan. 1, 1991, he is the son of Mohamed Hussien and Asha Mohamed. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Career Bests: 800 meters (I) Mile (I) 800 meters (O) 1,500 meters (O)

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Tyson Invitational (2/11/11) SEC Championships (2/27/10) Razorback Spring Invitational (3/27/10) Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/11)

SEC FIRST-YEAR ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: Ayi did not compete during the 2011 indoor or outdoor season but was recognized for his work in the classroom as a member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. BEFORE ARKANSAS: Nii Ayi holds a long jump personal best of 25-4 and a triple jump personal best of 46-7.5. He set the Iowa Central CC school records in the indoor and outdoor long jump events. He also holds top-10 marks on the indoor and outdoor triple jump lists. PERSONAL: Born July 9, 1985, he is the son of William and Aba Armah. He plans to major in political science and French.

FOUR-TIME ALL-AMERICAN 2011 SEC CHAMPION 2010 AND 2011 ALL-SEC 2009 SEC OUTDOOR FRESHMAN FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2009 SEC OUTDOOR ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM TWO-TIME ALL-REGION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER JAMAICAN OLYMPIC TRIALS QUALIFIER JAMAICAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER NATIONAL QUALIFIER REGIONAL QUALIFIER 2011: INDOOR: At the season-opening Arkansas Invitational, Batchelor got out to a personal-best mark of 54-2.25 to win the triple jump. The effort was also his first of three NCAA automatic-qualifying triple jumps of the season. The following weekend, Batchelor won the long jump at the Arkansas-Texas Dual with a measurement of 26-2.25, good for an automatic qualifier into the national meet. He also won the triple jump at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. Batchelor was third at the Razorback Invitational in the triple jump with a mark of 53-4.25 and followed that with a bronze effort in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational with a mark of 26-1. He accounted for 15 points at the SEC Championships including a first-place finish in the long jump with a season-best 265.75 measurement. The win was his first conference title and good for First Team All-SEC accolades. He also finished fourth in the triple jump at the conference meet. At the NCAA Championships, Batchelor had a best of 26-0.25 in the long jump to finish fifth and earn All-America status. He also finished in 10th place (52-2.75) in the triple jump at

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THE RAZORBACKS the NCAA Championships to collect Second Team All-America honors. OUTDOOR: Batchelor began the outdoor campaign with a first-place effort in the long jump at the Texas Triangular meet in Austin. He returned to action at Penn Relays where he finished fifth in both the long jump (25-6.75) and triple jump (50-10). At the SEC Championships, Batchelor helped the Razorbacks to the team title with a runner-up performance in the long jump and a sixth-place showing in the triple jump. His long jump of 26-10.5 was a personal-best leap, more than a foot longer than his previous best of the season. The jump was also worth All-SEC Second Team honors. Batchelor qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the long jump and triple jump. With a third-place result and a mark of 25-4 in the long jump, he qualified for the national meet. At the NCAA Championships, he earned his third All-America of the 2011 season with a seventh-place leap of 26-0.75 in the long jump. Following the collegiate season, Batchelor won the long jump at the Jamaican Championships with a first-place mark of 26-9.75. The victory qualified him for the 2011 World Championships. 2010: INDOOR: Batchelor opened the season winning the triple jump (49-8.5) and finished second in the long jump (25-2.75) at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet. His long jump was an NCAA provisional qualifier. At the Tyson invitational, he finished fourth in the long jump with an NCAA provisional-qualifying leap of 25-7.25. He earned a runner-up finish in the long jump and a fourth-place finish in the triple jump at the SEC Championships. His long jump of 26-6.5 was a personal best, earned him the first All-SEC honor of his career, ranked No. 3 in the NCAA and automatically-qualified him for the NCAA Championships. His triple jump of 52-7.5 was also a personal best and was an NCAA provisional qualifier. He earned his first All-America honor with a bronze finish at the NCAA Championships. He jumped 26-0. He also finished 13th in the triple jump with 51-0.25. OUTDOOR: He made his outdoor season debut at the Arkansas Twilight with a third-place finish in the triple jump behind a mark of 49-3. At the SEC Championships, Batchelor posted points for the Razorbacks with a fourth-place showing in the triple jump with a season-best leap of 51-0. He finished ninth in the long jump at the conference meet. He participated in both events at the NCAA West Prelims, advancing to the national meet in the long jump with season-best mark of 25-6. He closed out his sophomore season with a 19th-place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Championships. 2009: INDOOR: Batchelor made his Razorback debut at the Arkansas Invitational where he long jumped 25-2.75 to win the event and earn an NCAA provisional qualifier. At the Razorback Invitational, he marked provisional qualifiers and personal bests with a win in the long jump (25-6) and a silver finish in the triple jump (52-6.5). At the SEC Championships, he finished fourth in the long jump (24-7.75) and third in the triple jump (50-2.75). He earned at-large bids to the NCAA Championships in both events, finishing 10th in the long jump (24-9) and 14th in the triple jump (49-2.25). OUTDOOR: He earned a runner-up finish at Texas Relays in the long jump with a mark of 25-6.75, also a regional qualifier. At the SEC Championships, he competed in his first triple jump event of the season and marked a regional qualifier of 51-2.75, good for a bronze finish. He also finished fifth in the long jump. For his efforts, he was named the SEC Outdoor Freshman Field Athlete of the Year and was named to the SEC Outdoor All-Freshman Team. At the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, he earned bronze finishes in both the long (25-8) and triple (52-8.75) jumps, automatically qualifying him for the NCAA Championships. Batchelor’s regional triple jump was a personal best. At the NCAA Championships, he finished 16th in the long jump (25-3.25) and 23rd in the triple jump (49-5.75). At the Jamaican National Championships, he competed in the long jump and finished fourth with a mark of 25-9.25, a personal best. AT KINGSTON COLLEGE: At the 2008 Jamaican Olympic Trials, he finished third in the long jump with a leap of 25-9.25. He was the 2008 long and triple jump champion at the Jamaican Boys High School Championships. He also won the long jump at the C.A.C. games as Jamaican’s national representative. He competed in the long jump at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Poland. PERSONAL: Born March 22, 1990, he is the son of Desmond Batchelor and Yvette Batchelor. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in computer science.

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Career Bests: Long Jump (I) Triple Jump (I) Long Jump (O) Triple Jump (O)

26-6.5 SEC Championships (2/27/10) 54-2.25 Arkansas Invitational (1/7/11) 26-10.5 SEC Championships (5/14/11) 52-8.75 NCAA Regional Championships (5/30/09)

2010 ALL-SEC NATIONAL QUALIFIER 2011: INDOOR: Bourke opened the season with a sixth-place finish at 600 meters (1:25.81) and as the second leg of a third-place 4x400-meter relay. He returned to relay action the following week to help anchor an Arkansas quartet to a third-place finish at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. Bourke turned in a personal-best performance in the 200 meters with a 22.19 result at the Razorback Invitational. At the Arkansas Last Chance meet, ran the second leg of the 4x400-meter team that clocked in at 3:14.20. OUTDOOR: In his first race of the outdoor season, Bourke finished in seventh place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.28 at the Texas Triangular. He finished fourth at the John McDonnell Invitational in the long-hurdle event with a time of 53.69. In his final race of the season, Bourke finished third in a season-best time of 52.32 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Arkansas Twilight. He also competed on a pair of 4x400-meter relays throughout the season. 2010: INDOOR: Bourke competed primarily in the 400 meters and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay. His season-best finish, third, came at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet. He clocked a time of 48.43. His season-best time of 48.35 came in the prelims at the SEC Championships. He finished 15th. As a member of the 4x400-meter relay, the quartet clocked a season-best time of 3:11.51 to finish seventh at the SEC Championships. OUTDOOR: He continued his work with the relays during the outdoor season with both the 4x100 and 4x400 crews, in addition to his individual events, primarily the 400-meter hurdles. At Texas Relays, he was clocked at 55.15 in the preliminary rounds of the 400-meter hurdles and returned to the track to run the lead-off leg for the sprint-medley relay team which finished ninth in a time of 3:22.68. At the Arkansas-Texas dual, he turned in a pair of third-place showings in the 100 (10.97) and 200 meters (21.93). Bourke scored points at the SEC Championships with a sixth-place performance in the 400-meter hurdles. He advanced to the finals by running a personal-best time of 53.22 in the prelims. At the NCAA West Prelims, he was the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay that qualified for the national meet with a season-best time of 39.95. Bourke closed out his season at the NCAA Championships where the relay finished 20th overall. 2009: Bourke redshirted the season. AT FAYETTEVILLE HS: Bourke was the Arkansas state champion in the 400 meters (49.76) as a senior in 2008. Also at the 2008 state championships, he finished third in the 100 meters (11.33), third as the anchor leg of the 4x100-meter relay (43.48), fourth in the 200 meters (23.62) and sixth in the long jump (21-0.75). He also won the 400 meters at the Arkansas Meet of Champions with a time of 48.59. PERSONAL: Born Oct. 12, 1989, he is the son of Pat and Lisa Bourke. He is enrolled in the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and is majoring in agricultural business.

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THE RAZORBACKS Career Bests: 400 meters (I) 48.35 400m hurdles (O) 52.32

SEC Championships (2/27/10) Arkansas Twilight (5/6/11)

3,200 meters (9:12.00) at the 2007 Kansas State Championships with his time of 9:08.68. He finished sixth at the USA Junior Championships in the 5,000 meters (14:46). He held prep bests of 4:14 in the 1,600 meters, 9:03 in the 3,200 meters and 14:46 in the 5,000 meters. He was his class valedictorian and was a member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Born June 12, 1989, he is the son of Ron and Carol Boyer. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in geology. Career Bests: Mile (I) 3,000 meters (I) 5,000 meters (I) 1,500 meters (O) 5,000 meters (O) 10,000 meters (O)

4:08.14 8:00.25 14:03.72 3:50.78 14:40.56 28:52.25

NB Collegiate Invitational (2/6/10) Texas A&M Challenge (1/30/10) UW Husky Open (2/11/11) McDonnell Invitational (4/9/10) SEC Championships (5/18/08) Stanford Invitational (3/26/10)

TWO-TIME CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT SEC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 2011: INDOOR: Boyer began his season with a fifth-place finish in the mile (4:17.20) at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. He posted a season-best time at 3,000 meters with an 8:10.54 clocking and ninth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational. At the UW Husky Open, Boyer ran to a personal-best 14:03.72 in the 5,000 meters. He turned in a pair of scoring efforts at the SEC Championships with a sixth-place finish in the 3,000 meters (8:12.09) and a fifth-place result at 5,000 meters (14:10.87). OUTDOOR: Boyer redshirted the outdoor season but was recognized for his work in the classroom as a member of the Capital One Academic All-District Second Team, USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. 2010: INDOOR: Boyer opened the season with a race win in the 5,000 meters at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet. He clocked a time of 14:31.97. At the Texas A&M Challenge, he finished fifth in the 3,000 meters with an NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 8:00.25. He clocked a personal-best time in the mile, 4:08.14, at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. At the SEC Championships, he finished sixth in the 3,000 meters (8:07.91) and seventh in the 5,000 meters with an NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 14:08.60. OUTDOOR: Boyer ran a personal-best time of 28:52.25 for a ninth-place finish in the 10K at the Stanford Invitational. He added another personal best with a clocking of 3:50.78 in the 1,500 meters at the McDonnell Invitational. In his final race of the season, Boyer crossed in 14:50.13 in the 5,000 meters at Penn Relays. 2009: INDOOR: Boyer finished fourth in the 3,000 meters (8:27.11) at the Arkansas Invitational. At the Razorback Invitational, he clocked a personal best in the mile (4:10.62) and ran the anchor leg of the distance medley relay that finished second (9:59.75). He ran a personal best 14:16.48 in the 5K at the UW Invitational to finish fourth. He finished ninth in the 3K at the Tyson Invitational (8:13.49). At the SEC Championships, he finished just out of scoring range in 10th with a 5,000-meter time of 14:18.95. OUTDOOR: He opened the season with a 10,000-meter time of 29:07.02 and a 10th-place finish at the Stanford Invitational. His time was an NCAA provisional qualifier and a personal best by nearly one minute. Boyer also competed in the 5,000 meters at the Penn Relays, placing 29th with a time of 14:44.24. At the SEC Championships, he finished 17th in the 5K (14:47.86) and was seventh in the 10K (30:58.09). 2008: INDOOR: Boyer redshirted the season. OUTDOOR: He opened with a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational (3:57.50). At the John McDonnell Invitational, he finished fifth in the 5K with a time of 15:03.17. At Penn Relays, he clocked a time of 30:02.99 in the 10,000 meters and finished 10th. He had a personal-best time of 14:40.56 and was 23rd in the 5K at the SEC Championships. AT FREDONIA HS: While running at Fredonia High School, Boyer was a 10-time state champion. He broke a 21-year old state record in the

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FOUR-TIME ALL-AMERICAN 2011 SEC CHAMPION 2011 ALL-SEC 2011 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM NATIONAL QUALIFIER REGIONAL QUALIFIER 2011: INDOOR: Braddy opened his Razorback career with wins at the Arkansas-Texas Dual in the 400 meters and as the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay. The following weekend, he was part of Arkansas’ third-place 4x400-meter relay team that clocked a time of 3:09.16 at the Razorback Invitational. The foursome repeated its bronze result at the Tyson Invitational. Running in the preliminary rounds of the 400 meters at the SEC Championships, Braddy clocked a personal-best and NCAA automatic-qualifying time of 46.03 to advance. In the finals, he finished in fifth place with another auto mark of 46.05. In the final event of the conference meet, Braddy anchored the Razorbacks to a victory in the 4x400-meter relay for the program’s first-ever SEC indoor title in the event. For his work at the conference meet, Braddy earned All-SEC First Team and All-Freshman honors. At the NCAA Championships, he posted a time of 46.81 in the prelims of the 400 meters but did not advance to the finals. Braddy also helped Arkansas to a third-place finish (3:06.79) in the 4x400-meter relay at the national meet, good for the second All-America recognition of the weekend. OUTDOOR: Braddy competed almost exclusively as a member of Razorback relay teams during the outdoor season. At Texas Relays, Braddy ran the lead-off leg for the second-place 4x200-meter relay which posted a time of 1:23.52. At Penn Relays, he once again ran lead leg for the team’s 4x200-meter relay that finished fifth and was anchor for the 4x400-meter relay that crossed in sixth place with a time of 3:06.29. Braddy finished 10th in the prelims of the 400 meters at the SEC Championships but did not advance to the finals. He was also part of the runner-up 4x100-meter relay and fifth-place 4x400 squad at the conference meet. He earned All-SEC Second Team accolades for his performance with the 4x100 team. Braddy qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in 400 meters and with both 4x100 and 4x400 relays. At the NCAA Championships, Braddy and the 4x100-meter relay clocked a season-best 39.29 but missed advancing to the finals by one spot. He was also part of a seasonbest 3:03.59 performance with the 4x400 relay that finished fifth at the national meet. Braddy earned the third and fourth All-America honors of the season.

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46.03 47.08

SEC Championships (2/26/11) SEC Championships (5/14/11)

AT THE WOODLANDS HS: Butler held prep bests of 1:50.83 in the 800 meters, 4:09.62 in the mile and 9:01.20 in the 3,200 meters. His 800meter time is The Woodlands High School record. He clocked his best mile time at the Boston Indoor Games. He picked up 800-meter state, region and district titles in 2009 and was also the region and district runner-up in the 1,600 meters. He also competed in the 1,600 meters at the 2009 state championships. At the 2008 Texas State Championships, he was the state runner-up at 800 meters with a time of 1:53.02. He was the Region II 5A Champion at 800 meters with times of 1:55.39 (prelims) and 1:52.67 (finals). He also won an 800-meter title and finished fifth in the 1,600 meters at the district championships in 2008. At the 2008 Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival, he earned a runner-up finish with a 5K time of 15:20.17. At the 2007 Chile Pepper, he finished ninth with a 15:59. He holds a cross country 5K best of 15:17.90, clocked at the 2008 Texas State Cross Country Championships where he finished sixth. While competing for The Woodlands, Butler was a member of three state champion cross country teams, two Nike Team Nationals championship teams, one Nike Cross Nationals championship team and ran legs on the 2008 and 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals winning 4xMile relay and the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals winning distance medley relay. The Woodlands’ DMR time of 9:55.17 was the No. 1 time in the nation in 2009. The quartet, with Butler on the 1,200-meter leg, earned All-America honors from Track and Field News. He was a 2009 Texas Relays Champion as a member of the 4x800-meter relay and the distance medley relay. He was high school teammates with current Razorbacks Michael Golden, Ben Skidmore and Travis Southard. PERSONAL: Born Oct. 11, 1990, he is the son of Robert and Susan Butler. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

2010 ALL-AMERICAN 2010 SEC CHAMPION 2010 ALL-SEC NATIONAL QUALIFIER

Career Bests: 800 meters (I) 800 meters (O)

1:49.87 1:50.03

Razorback Invitational (1/29/11) SEC Championships (5/15/10)

2011: INDOOR: At the season-opening Arkansas Invitational, Butler posted a time of 1:20.56 to finish third in the 600 meters. He picked up first-place points with a win at 800 meters in 1:52.06 at the ArkansasTexas Dual and returned at the end of the meet to finish third with one of the Razorbacks’ 4x400-meter relays. At the Razorback Invitational, Butler ran a season-best 1:49.87 to finish in fifth place of the 800 meters. He was crossed fourth in the mile (4:10.37) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York. At the SEC Championships, he advanced to the finals of the 800 meters and finished in seventh place with a time of 1:54.65 to earn points for Arkansas. OUTDOOR: Butler did not compete during the outdoor season. 2010: INDOOR: Butler clocked a personal-best and NCAA provisionalqualifying 800-meter time of 1:50.15 to finish second at the Razorback Invitational. He ran the lead 1,200-meter leg of the distance medley relay that finished third with an NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 9:33.12 at the Texas A&M Challenge. He clocked a personal-best time of 2:24.19 to earn a runner-up finish in the 1,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. His time ranks No. 9 on Arkansas’ all-time list. At the SEC Championships, he finished fourth in the finals of the 800 meters (1:50.75) and earned his first SEC title as the 800-meter leg of the distance medley relay (9:48.92). He earned the first All-America honor of his career as a member of the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships. The quartet earned a runner-up finish with a time of 9:37.53. OUTDOOR: He opened the outdoor season at Texas Relays, picking up a third-place finish with the 4x800-meter relay team which crossed in a time of 7:30.49. He also ran the anchor leg of the distance-medley relay team in Austin where the quartet finished 10th. At the Arkansas-Texas dual, he finished ninth in the 1,500 meters with a personal-best time of 4:10.68. Butler was also part of the 4x400-meter relay that finished in third place. At the SEC Championships, he finished just out of qualifying position in the 800 meters with a 10th-place result behind a personal-best time of 1:50.03 in the preliminary rounds. He closed out his freshman season at the NCAA West Prelims where he finished 46th in the qualifying rounds of the 800 meters.

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SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: Butler did not compete during the 2011 indoor or outdoor season but he was recognized for his work in the classroom as a member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. BEFORE ARKANSAS: Phillip Butler, Jr. holds a long jump personal best of 23-8.75. At Johnson County C.C., he was a 2010 national qualifier in the indoor and outdoor long jump. In 2009, he earned all-conference honors in the outdoor triple jump. He was also a member of the 2010 President’s Honor Roll and was an all-academic selection. At Field Kindley High School, he lettered in track and field and football. PERSONAL: Born Jan. 22, 1990, he is the son of Phillip, Sr. and Quintina Butler. He plans to major in business.

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REGIONAL QUALIFER SEC FIRST-YEAR ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: INDOOR: Cattin-Masson made his Razorback debut at the Arkansas-Texas Dual with a victory as part of the distance-medley relay. He ran the 1,200-meter lead leg and helped the team to a first-place time of 10:03.37. At the Razorback Invitational, he finished seventh in the mile (4:06.57) and anchored the DMR to a fourth-place result in 9:52.03. Cattin-Masson turned in season-best efforts over the next two weeks with a time of 4:04.60 in the mile at the UW Husky Open and a time of 8:08.57 at 3,000 meters in a second-place effort at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York. At the SEC Championships, he scored three points for the team with a sixth-place finish in the 5,000 meters. OUTDOOR: Cattin-Masson opened the outdoor season with a third-place finish at 1,500 meters (3:49.70) at the Texas Triangular. Running the lead-off leg for the distance-medley relay, he helped the Razorbacks to a time of 9:46.46 and a first-place performance at Texas Relays. He ran a season-best time in the 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays with a 3:45.11 clocking, good for seventh place. At Penn Relays, Cattin-Masson was part of two second-place performances for Arkansas as the lead-off leg for both the distance-medley (9:38.40) and 4xMile (16:20.42) relays. At the SEC Championships, he was third in the team’s 1-2-3 finish in the finals of the 1,500 meters. Cattin-Masson clocked in at 3:49.12 to earn six points toward the team’s SEC-title point total. He closed out his season at the NCAA West Preliminary where he qualified to compete at 1,500 meters. He was also recognized for his work in the classroom with a spot on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. BEFORE ARKANSAS: Cattin-Masson holds prep bests of 1:49.38 in the 800 meters, 3:47.70 in the 1,500 meters and 8:20.91 in the 3,000 meters. Cattin-Masson holds the school record in the 800 meters. He has three top-eight finishes at the French Championships in the 1,500 meters. He was fourth as a member of the 4x800-meter relay at the 2008 national championships and is a four-time under-23 inter-club champion. He also competed in soccer as a prep athlete. He competed for one season in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field at Texas Tech. PERSONAL: Born March 6, 1989, he is the son of J.L. and Evelyne Masson. He plans to major in mechanical engineering. Career Bests: 1,500m Mile (I) 3,000 meters (I)

3:45.11 4:04.60 8:08.57

Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/11) UW Husky Open (2/12/11) NB Collegiate Invitational (2/5/11)

2011: Chen redshirted the season. AT BERKELEY PREP: Auston Chen holds personal bests of 6,473 in the decathlon and 174-3 in the discus. He competed in the AAU Junior Olympics, the USATF Junior Olympics and the USATF World Youth Trials. Chen finished third at the 2009 Florida State Championships in the discus (171-0). He also holds his high school’s records in the discus (171-0) and the shot put (48-5.5). PERSONAL: Born March 7, 1992, he is the son of Jim and Julia Chen. He plans to major in business economics.

TWO-TIME SEC CHAMPION 2009 AND 2010 ALL-SEC REGIONAL QUALIFIER SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: Chinchar redshirted the season but earned a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll for his efforts in the classroom. 2010: INDOOR: Chinchar ran the anchor 1,600-meter leg of the distance medley relay that won at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet with a time of 10:10.05. He finished sixth in the mile at the Texas A&M Challenge (4:07.10). At the SEC Championships, he finished fourth in the finals of the mile with a time of 4:07.75 after clocking a prelim time of 4:06.73. He also ran the lead leg of the distance medley relay that won the title with a time of 9:48.92. He ended the season with a fourth-place finish and clocking of 4:05.53 in the mile at the Arkansas Last Chance. OUTDOOR: Chinchar opened the second half of the season at Texas Relays where he anchored the 4x1,500-meter to the victory in a time of 15:26.43. He was also part of the distance-medley crew at Texas Relays and Penn Relays. At the Arkansas-Texas dual, he ran to a second-place result in the steeplechase with a personal-best time of 9:17.25. Chinchar posted another personal-best mark with a 3.44.91 clocking in the 1,500 meters at the Arkansas Twilight. At the SEC Championships, he scored for the Razorbacks with a fifth-place showing in the 1,500 meters. He closed out his season at the NCAA West Prelims, finishing 44th in the qualifying rounds of the 1,500 meters in a time of 3:59.95. 2009: INDOOR: Chinchar opened the season running the 4x400-meter (eighth) and distance medley relays (third) at the Arkansas Invitational. At the SEC Championships, he finished fourth in the mile (4:03.52) and won his first SEC title as the lead leg of the DMR (9:47.31). He was part

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THE RAZORBACKS of a 1-2-4-8 finish in the mile for the Razorbacks. His mile time was a personal best and NCAA provisional qualifier. He lowered his mile time to 4:02.30 and improved his NCAA qualifying mark with a third-place finish at the Arkansas Last Chance. Chinchar took more than three seconds off his personal best in the mile during the season. He served as an alternate on the DMR as the NCAA Championships. OUTDOOR: He anchored the Razorbacks to a title win in the 4x1,500-meter relay at Texas Relays to open the season (15:57.97). At the McDonnell Invitational, he ran the 1,500-meters, and finished fifth with a time of 3:47.90. He was part of his first wagon-wheel winning relay team when he ran the second leg of the 4xMile Relay team that clocked a time of 16:16.11 at the Penn Relays. He recorded a personal best and regionalqualifying time in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Championships (fourth, 3:45.68). At the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, he finished sixth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:50.34. 2008: INDOOR: He made his Razorback debut at the Arkansas Invitational where he ran a time of 4:11.11 in the mile and finished third. At the SEC Championships, he paced three of his teammates to scoring positions in the mile. He clocked a season best of 4:05.91 at the Arkansas Last Chance. OUTDOOR: At Texas Relays, he was a member of the title-winning 4x1,500-meter relay (15:27.41). At the John McDonnell Invitational, he finished 17th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:48.12, his season best. He ran the 5K at Penn Relays and clocked a personal-best time of 14:56.64. He ended the season with a 22nd-place finish in the 1,500 meters (4:04.92) at the SEC Championships. AT KENTWOOD HS: While running at Kentwood High School, he was named scholar-athlete, team captain and team MVP. He was named first-team all-state in cross country. At the 2007 USA Junior Championships, he finished fourth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:51.45. His best 1,500-meter time was the seventh-best in the nation in 2007. PERSONAL: Born Aug. 1, 1988, he is the son of Dave and Vicki Chinchar. He is enrolled in the Sam M. Walton College of Business and is majoring in international business and Latin American studies. Career Bests: 800 meters (I) Mile (I) 800 meters (O) 1,500 meters (O) 5,000 meters (O)

1:53.14 4:02.30 1:58.33 3:44.91 14:56.64

New Balance Invitational (2/5/10) Arkansas Last Chance (3/6/09) John Jacobs Invitational (4/12/08) Arkansas Twilight (4/30/11) Penn Relays (4/24/08)

TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN 2011 ALL-SEC 2010 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM NATIONAL QUALIFIER REGIONAL QUALIFIER 2011: INDOOR: In his first result of the season, Cross ran as a member of the 4x400-meter relay at the Razorback Invitational. He also had relay duties with the 4x200 team at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational where the foursome clocked a time of 1:29.08 and finished eighth. At the SEC Championships, Cross qualified for the finals of the 60-meter hurdles with a fifth-place finish in the prelims. He went on to earn points at the conference meet with a fifth-place effort in the hurdle event. Cross turned in his season-best performance at the Arkansas

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Last Chance where he posted a time of 7.91 to finish in third place in the 60-meter hurdles. OUTDOOR: At the Arkansas Spring Invitational, Cross competed in four races including a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles (54.06), a victory with the 4x100-meter relay and a runner-up effort with the mile relay. He also turned in a second-place finish at 110-meter hurdles (14.43) at a rainy John McDonnell Invitational. At the Arkansas Twilight, Cross posted a season-best 13.78 and finished third in the finals of the 110-meter hurdles. He qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the hurdle event. Cross finished 30th overall during the qualifying heats and did not advance to the NCAA Championships in the event. As part of the Razorbacks’ relay crew at Penn Relays, Cross was part of a fourth-place finish with the sprint-medley relay and a fifth-place result with the 4x200-meter foursome. He was the lead-off leg for the 4x100meter relay that ran to a runner-up finish in a time of 39.49 at the SEC Championships. The Razorbacks’ sprint relay earned All-SEC Second Team honors for its effort. Cross was also part of a 4x400-meter relay team that finished fifth at the conference meet. Cross qualified for the NCAA Championships as a member of the 4x100-meter relay and just missed advancing to the finals after a ninth-place finish in the semifinal round. He helped the team to a season-best 39.29 performance and second-team All-America accolades. 2010: INDOOR: In his first season, Cross competed primarily in the 60-meter hurdles and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay. His season-best finish in the 60-meter hurdles, first, came at the Arkansas Last Chance, where he also clocked his personal- and season-best time of 7.78. He clocked a prelim time of 7.82 at the Arkansas Last Chance. Both times were NCAA provisional-qualifiers and 7.78 ranks No. 2 on Arkansas’ all-time list. He clocked his first NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 7.91 to finish fourth at the SEC Championships. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team for his performance. He earned the first All-America honor of his career at the NCAA Championships. He finished 10th in the prelims with a time of 7.82. OUTDOOR: During the outdoor season, Cross continued his work in the hurdles and as a member of the Razorback relay teams. He began the season with a thirdplace effort in the 110-meter hurdles and a ninth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the Razorback Spring Invitational. His season-best time in the 110-meter hurdles of 13.90 came with a runner-up performance at the Arkansas Twilight. It marked his first collegiate clocking under 14 seconds. At the Arkansas-Texas dual, he was part of the 4x100and 4x400-meter relays that each crossed the line in second. He ran the lead-off leg to push the Razorbacks to a first-place showing in the 4x100 relay at the Arkansas Twilight. At the SEC Championships, the 4x400 relay scored for the team with a seventh-place finish while the 4x100 crew finished just outside of points with a ninth-place finish. Cross competed with both relays at the NCAA West Prelims and helped the 4x100-meter relay team qualify for the national meet with a season-best time of 39.95. The foursome closed out the season with a 20th-place finish in the preliminary round of the NCAA Championships. Cross’ season continued with a gold-medal run in the 110-meter hurdles at the USA Junior Championships. He crossed the finish in a time of 13.64 running at the junior-hurdle height. He just missed qualifying for the finals of the 400-meter event with a ninth-place finish in the prelims. At the World Junior Championships, Cross capped his season with a fifth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles after clipping one of the barriers late in the race. AT NEWPORT HS: Cross posted prep bests of 14.01 in the 110-meter hurdles, 36.99 in the 300-meter hurdles, 53.42 in the 400-meter hurdles, 22.09 in the 200 meters and 48.47 in the 400 meters. He was the 2009 Arkansas State Champion in both hurdle events. He clocked times of 14.01 and 37.20, respectively, to win his state titles. At the Arkansas Meet of Champions, he clocked times of 14.08 and 36.99 in the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles, respectively, to win both events. Cross’ 300-meter hurdles time of 36.99 broke the Arkansas Meet of Champions record and the overall state record. The previous record of 37.04 was set by former Razorback Sam Glover in 1998. Cross is a three-time all-state honoree and holds the Newport High School record in the 300-meter hurdles. He was an honors graduate of Newport High School with 3.95 GPA. He was a member of the National Honor Society and also lettered in basketball.

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THE RAZORBACKS PERSONAL: Born May 31, 1991, he is the son of Kevin and Cheryl Cross. He is enrolled in the College of Engineering. Career Bests: 60m hurdles (I) 7.78 110m hurdles (O) 13.78 400m hurdles (O) 54.06

Arkansas Last Chance (3/5/10) Arkansas Twilight (5/6/11) Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2/11)

2011 ALL-AMERICAN NATIONAL QUALIFIER 2011: INDOOR: Dey made his debut with a time of 2:22.42 and a victory in the 1,000 meters at the Arkansas Invitational. The following weekend, he turned in a pair of first-place performance in the mile (4:08.71) and with the distance-medley relay at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. At the two-day Razorback Invitational, Dey finished second at 800 meters in 1:48.70 and helped the distance-medley relay team to a victory in an NCAA automatic-qualifying time of 9:30.85, the ninth-fastest time in program history. For his efforts at the Razorback Invitational, Dey was recognized as the SEC Male Runner of the Week. He added a seasonbest mile time of 4:08.42 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York. At the Tyson Invitational, he posted another victory to his credit with a season-best time of 1:48.08 at 800 meters. Dey scored five points for Arkansas with his fourth-place finish in the 800 meters at the SEC Championships. He crossed the line in 1:49.98 at the conference meet. Dey closed out his indoor campaign at the NCAA Championships where he finished 11th place (1:50.43) in the preliminary round of the 800 meters and earned second team All-America honors. OUTDOOR: Dey competed in just one meet during the outdoor season. He finished 11th in the prelims of the 800 meters at the SEC Championships and did not advance to the event final. AT REND LAKE COLLEGE: Dey competed in two seasons of cross country and one season of indoor and outdoor track and field. He helped Rend Lake College to the 2009 NJCAA Cross Country team title by placing 11th for a spot on the NJCAA All-American Team. He earned a bronze finish in the 1,500 meters at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Championships and a runner-up finish in the 800 meters at the 2009 NJCAA Indoor Championships. He holds bests of 1:47 in the 800 meters, 3:48 in the 1,500 meters, 24:14 over 8K and 30:24 in the 10K. AT THORNTON HS: Dey won two state championships in the 800 meters at Thornton High School and finished third in the 1,600 meters at the state finals after being tripped in the race. With a sizeable lead at the state cross country championships, he tore his meniscus and was unable finish the race. PERSONAL: Born April 28, 1991, he is the son of Tuach Dey Mut and Nyamuonga Lul Chuol. Dey is a native of Sudan and relocated to the U.S. in 2007. He plans to major in business. Career Bests: 800 meters (I) Mile (I) 800 meters (O)

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1:48.08 4:08.42 1:51.42

Tyson Invitational (2/11/11) NB Collegiate Invitational (2/5/11) SEC Championships (5/13/11)

2011: INDOOR: Dwyer began his Razorback career at the ArkansasTexas Dual where he finished in fourth place in the shot put with a personal-best 47-1 throw. He finished the indoor seasons with tosses of 46-8.25 at the Razorback Invitational and 43-1 at the Tyson Invitational OUTDOOR: At the Razorback Spring Invitational, Dwyer notched a season-best 154-10 for a fifth-place finish in the discus. He also had a throw of 149-8 later in the season at the John McDonnell Invitational. He competed in the shot put at the Texas Triangular and finished in seventh place with a throw of 48-0.75. BEFORE ARKANSAS: Marlon Dwyer holds personal bests of 147-2 in the discus and 43-7.25 in the shot put. At Monroe College, he was a member of the Dean’s List and President’s List. PERSONAL: Born May 19, 1989, he is the son of Micheal Dwyer and Deborah Williams. He is majoring in accounting. Career Bests: Shot Put (I) Discus (O) Shot Put (O)

47-1 154-10 48-0.75

Arkansas-Texas Dual (1/14/11) Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2/11) Texas Triangular (3/25/11)

2011: INDOOR: Eberhardt did not compete during the indoor season. Outdoor: He made his Razorback debut at the Texas Triangular where he finished fifth in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 1:53.41. During the season, Eberhardt also clocked 800-meter times of 1:55.82 at the SEC Championships and 1:56.50 at the Arkansas Twilight. BEFORE ARKANSAS: Eberhardt brings international experience from a prep career at Pierre-de-Coubertin Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany. Competing at 800 meters, he posted an indoor best of 1:48.21 and an outdoor best of 1:47.71. He also had a PR of 3:44 in the 1,500 meters. PERSONAL: Born Aug. 10, 1988, he is the son of Martin and Ute Eberhardt of Schleiz, Germany and one of two children with older brother Stefan. While at Arkansas, Eberhardt is majoring in business management. Career Bests: 800 meters (O)

1:53.41

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SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: INDOOR: Efurd competed in two meets during the indoor season. He finished in 16th place in the mile with a time of 4:23.62 at the Razorback Invitational. At the Tyson Invitational, he was ninth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:47.29. OUTDOOR: Efurd opened the outdoor season at the Texas Triangular and a third-place finish in the 3,000 meters, clocking a time of 8:31.36. He ran a season-best 14:39.01 in the 5,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays. At the John McDonnell Invitational, he posted a season-best 1,500 meters at 3:49.55 to finish in 14th place. Running in his first of two races at the SEC Championships, Efurd collected four points for Arkansas with a fifth-place finish and a time of 30:47.16 at 10,000 meters. He was also recognized for his work away from the track with a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. 2010: Efurd redshirted the season. AT ROGERS HS: Efurd holds personal bests of 1:56 in the 800 meters, 4:14.6 in the 1,600 meters, 9:18 in 3,200 meters and 15:20 in the cross country 5K. Efurd was a member of four cross country state championship teams, two indoor track and field state championship teams and two outdoor track and field state championship teams. Individually, he was the 2008 Arkansas cross country state champion. He also holds six state titles in indoor and outdoor track and field. At the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals he finished eighth in the mile. Efurd was named the 2008 Arkansas Gatorade Cross Country Athlete of the Year. PERSONAL: Born Aug. 17, 1990, he is the son of Carlton and Becky Efurd, both U of A graduates. His father was an Arkansas track and field letterman during the 1983-84 seasons. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Career Bests: Mile (I) 3,000 meters (I) 1,500 meters (O) 5,000 meters (O)

4:23.62 8:47.29 3:49.55 14:39.01

Razorback Invitational (1/29/11) Tyson Invitational (2/12/11) John McDonnell Invitational (4/23/11) Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/11)

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2010 ALL-AMERICAN NATIONAL QUALIFIER REGIONAL QUALIFIER SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 2011: INDOOR: Ellingsen cleared 6-6.75 in the high jump at the Tyson Invitational to open the season with a seventh-place finish. At the SEC Championships, he scored for the team with a sixth-place result and a 6-11 clearance in the high. OUTDOOR: In his first meet of the outdoor season, Ellingsen won the high jump with a clearance of 7-0.25 at the John McDonnell Invitational. He posted a season-best performance with a 7-1 clearance at Penn Relays, good for a sixth-place effort. At the SEC Championships, he had an eighth-place finish (6-11) to score toward the team’s SEC-title point total. At the NCAA West Preliminary, he qualified for the national meet with a successful attempt at 7-0.25. Ellingsen went on to earn Second-Team All-America honors with a 10thplace finish in the high jump (7-0.25) at the NCAA Championships. For his work in the classroom, he earned spots on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. 2010: INDOOR: Ellingsen earned a runner-up finish in the high jump in his Razorback debut at the Arkansas Invitational. He cleared an NCAA provisional-qualifying height of 7-0.25. At the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet, he won the high jump (6-10.75) and finished third in the triple jump (47-10). He cleared a season-best and improved NCAA provisional-qualifying height of 7-2.5 to finish fourth at the SEC Championships. His height ranks No. 10 on Arkansas’ all-time list. He earned the first All-America honor of his career at the NCAA Championships. He finished fifth with a clearance of 7-2.25. OUTDOOR: Ellingsen opened the season with a first-place clearance at the McDonnell Invitational. He posted a winning jump of 7-1. At the Arkansas-Texas dual, he came away with a first-place performance in the high jump (7-2.25) and a runner-up finish in the triple jump (46-7.5). Ellingsen picked up a third-place finish at Penn Relays with a clearance of 7-1. At the SEC Championships, he had a runner-up finish in his signature event for the Razorbacks when he cleared the 7-1.5 bar. He ended his season at the NCAA West Prelims with a 14th-place finish in the high jump. BEFORE ARKANSAS: Ellingsen is a three-time Norwegian Champion in the high jump. He competed at the U-23 European Championships in 2008 and 2009. He holds a personal best of 7-3. He attended high school in Arkansas as a junior. At Fourche Valley High School, he earned all-state, all-region and all-district honors on the basketball court. PERSONAL: Born Dec. 13, 1988, he is the son of Gisle and Lisbeth Raa Ellingsen. His father, Gisle, was a member of the Norwegian track and field coaching staff at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. He was also the 1987 Norwegian Champion in the high jump. His sister, Henriette, played basketball at Arkansas Tech. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Career Bests: High Jump (I) High Jump (O)

7-2.5 7-2.25

SEC Championships (2/27/10) Arkansas vs. Texas (4/17/10)

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THE RAZORBACKS SEC Championships, Elliott ran a personal best in the steeplechase with a time of 9:08.53 and finished sixth. He also competed in the 5,000 meters (19th, 14:52.83). AT KICKAPOO HS: Elliott was an eight-time all-state honoree while competing for Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Mo. At the state championships, he earned a runner-up finish at 1,600 meters (4:12), a runner-up finish at 3,200 meters (9:16) and was a member of the state champion 4x800-meter relay with a 1:54.67 split. He also earned a runner-up finish at the state cross country championships. He also held a 5K best of 15:18. He served as Kickapoo High School’s senior class vice president.

2011 ALL-AMERICAN 2009 SEC INDOOR ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM NATIONAL QUALIFIER REGIONAL QUALIFIER SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: INDOOR: Elliott began his junior season with an eighth-place finish in the mile (4:30.62) at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. Running up in distance, he clocked a time of 8:35.14 at 3,000 meters, good for a 10th-place showing at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York. He turned in relay duties to help Arkansas’ DMR to a third-place finish (9:54.39) at the Tyson Invitational. At the SEC Championships, Elliott advanced to the finals of the mile with a season-best 4:09.40 in the prelim. He went on to finish in 10th place in the event final. OUTDOOR: Competing primarily in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Elliott had a runner-up finish in the event at the Texas Relays with a time of 9:06.08. He followed with a 10th-place finish at Penn Relays. At the SEC Championships, he scored third-place points with a bronze finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:53.63). At the NCAA West Preliminary, Elliott clocked a personal-best 8:52.70 to secure a spot at into the national meet. He closed out his season in the semifinal round of the NCAA Championships which earned him honorable mention AllAmerica recognition. Away from the track, Elliott was named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. 2010: INDOOR: Elliott ran the anchor 1,600-meter leg of the distance medley relay that took a race win at the Razorback Invitational. The quartet clocked a time of 9:55.75. At the Tyson Invitational, he finished 11th in the 3,000 meters (8:24.84). He finished eighth in the mile at the SEC Championships with a time of 4:10.56. He clocked a prelim time of 4:09.20. At the Arkansas Last Chance, he finished fifth in the mile (4:10.13). OUTDOOR: He competed during the outdoor season as a member of the Razorbacks’ distance crew. Elliott began the season with a seventh-place showing in the steeplechase at Texas Relays. He picked up a victory in the event two weeks later at the Arkansas-Texas dual in a time of 9:08.77. At Penn Relays, he was eighth with a then-season best time. At the SEC Championships, Elliott finished fifth in the steeplechase with a personal-best time of 9:01.87, nearly six seconds off this previous best mark. He also posted a personal best in the 5K race when he crossed in a time of 14:44.78. He closed out the season at the NCAA West Prelims where he finished 43rd in the steeplechase. 2009: INDOOR: Elliott made his Razorback debut as the 800-meter leg of the distance medley relay that finished third at the Arkansas Invitational (10:21.57). At the Razorback Invitational, he finished 10th in the mile with a time of 4:09.36 and ran the third leg of the DMR that finished second with a time of 9:59.75. He finished sixth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:21.81 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. At the SEC Championships, he was the back end of a 1-2-4-8 finish in the mile for the Razorbacks. He clocked a final time of 4:08.33. He earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors as the highest frosh finisher in the mile. OUTDOOR: He opened the season running the second leg of the 4x1,500-meter relay that won the event at the Texas Relays. The quartet clocked a time of 15:57.97. He also ran the lead leg of the DMR that finished fifth at Texas Relays with a time of 10:00.03. He competed in the 1,500 meters at the McDonnell Invitational and ran a personalbest time of 3:53.71. He ran his first collegiate steeplechase at Penn Relays where he clocked a time of 9:12.29 for a fifth-place finish. At the

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PERSONAL: Born Jan. 3, 1990, he is the son of Dale and Rita Elliott. His father ran collegiately while attending Missouri State. He is enrolled in the College of Education and Health Professions and his major is kinesiology. Career Bests: Mile (I) 3,000 meters (I) 1,500 meters (O) Steeplechase (O) 5,000 meters (O)

4:08.33 8:21.81 3:53.71 8:52.70 14:29.72

SEC Championships (2/28/09) NB Collegiate Invitational (2/7/09) McDonnell Invitational (4/18/09) NCAA West Preliminary (5/27/11) SEC Championships (5/15/11)

2011 ALL-AMERICAN (CROSS COUNTRY) 2011 ALL-SEC 2010 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM REGIONAL QUALIFIER SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: INDOOR: In his first race of the season, Fernandez cruised to a second-place finish at 3,000 meters during the Arkansas-Texas Dual. His season best in the event came the following weekend with a 7:59.30 effort at the Razorback Invitational where he crossed in fifth place. Competing at the UW Huskey Open, Fernandez turned in times of 8:00.64 at 3,000 meters and a season-best 13:53.48 at 5,000 meters. At the SEC Championships, Fernandez was the runner-up in the 5,000 meters (14:00.11) for which he collected Second-Team All-SEC honors. He also finished fifth at 3,000 meters at the conference meet. OUTDOOR: At the Mt. SAC Relays, Fernandez ran a personal-best 13:54.33 to win the 5,000 meters. He also turned in a season-best 10K time of 28:48.44 to finish in sixth place. At the SEC Championships, Fernandez posted a pair of runner-up efforts in the 5,000 meters (14:00.23) and 10,000 meters (29:56.21), adding 16 points toward the team’s SEC-title total. Once again, he earned a spot on the All-SEC Second Team. He closed out his season at the NCAA West Preliminary where he qualified to compete in both of the long-distance events. For his work in the classroom, Fernandez was selected to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. 2010: INDOOR: Fernandez made his Razorback debut running the mile at the Arkansas Invitational. He clocked a time of 4:09.37 to earn a runner-up finish. He finished third in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:16.49 at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet. At the SEC Championships, he finished fourth in the 3,000 meters (8:04.76) and fifth in the 5,000 meters (14:05.45). Both times are personal bests and his finish in the 5K earned him a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team. He finished fourth in the 3,000 meters (8:24.47) at the Arkansas Last Chance. OUTDOOR:

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THE RAZORBACKS In his first race of the outdoor season, Fernandez ran to a third-place finish in the 10K in a time of 28:37.77 at the Stanford Invitational. He later finished seventh in the 5,000 meters at Penn Relays. At the SEC Championships, he turned in a pair of point-scoring efforts with thirdand seventh-place performances in the 5K and 10K, respectively. 2009: Fernandez redshirted the season. AT PARKWAY WEST HS: Fernandez was a cross country scholar athlete all four years of his high school career and was named a U.S. Marines Distinguished Athlete. While at Parkway West High School, he finished 11th, ninth and first at the cross country state championships during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, respectively. During his senior cross country season, he went undefeated and capped it off with the state title. At the state track championships, Fernandez ran the 3,200 meters and finished in the top six every year, winning the event during his junior season. From 2005-2007, he was named both all-metro and all-state in track and cross country. In 2007, Fernandez was named the Missouri Cross Country Gatorade Athlete of the Year. He led his team to a second-place finish at the state cross country championships in 2007 and to conference championships in 2006 and 2007. PERSONAL: Born March 14, 1990, in Princeton, N.J., he is the son of Juan and Joan Fernandez. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in history. Career Bests: Mile (I) 3,000 meters (I) 5,000 meters (I) 5,000 meters (O) 10,000 meters (O)

4:09.37 7:59.30 13:53.48 13:54.33 28:37.77

Arkansas Invitational (1/8/10) Razorback Invitational (1/29/11) UW Husky Open (2/11/11) Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/11) Stanford Invitational (3/26/10)

SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 2011: INDOOR: Gillespie opened his season with a sixth-place run in the 1,000 meters at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. He won the college-division mile at the Razorback Invitational (4:12.96) and followed that with a third-place effort in the mile at the Tyson Invitational. He was also part of the DMR that finished third at Tyson in a time of 9:54.39. In his final race of the indoor campaign, Gillespie notched a personalbest 4:01.33 to finish second in the mile at the Arkansas Last Chance meet. OUTDOOR: At the Razorback Spring Invitational, Gillespie ran a personal-best at 800 meters in 1:52.79, good for a fifth-place result. He ran the third leg of Arkansas’ 4x1,500-meter relay that finished third at Texas Relays. Gillespie’s season best at 1,500 meters came at the Mt. SAC Relays with a 3:51.95. In his last race of the season, he posted a time of 3:55.89 and an 11th-place finish in the 1,500 meters. Gillespie was also a member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for his work in the classroom. 2010: INDOOR: At the Arkansas Invitational, Gillespie finished fourth in the mile (4:11.40). He was the runner-up in the mile with a personal-best time of 4:09.42 and led off the winning distance medley relay (10:10.05) at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet. At the Tyson invitational, he finished sixth in the mile with a time of 4:14.12. He finished 20th in the mile prelims (4:22.41) at the SEC Championships. OUTDOOR: Gillespie opened the outdoor season at the Razorback Spring Invitational where he finished fourth in a time of 3:58.76. At Texas Relays, he ran the lead-off leg of the victorious 4x1,500-meter relay team. The quartet clocked a time of 15:26.43. His final race of the season came at the McDonnell Invitational where he ran 1:56.75 time at 800 meters. 2009: Gillespie redshirted the season.

SEC FIRST-YEAR ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: Franks redshirted the season but was recognized for his work in the classroom as a member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. AT SAM BARLOW HS: Nathanael Franks will join the squad as a Chancellor’s Scholar walk-on and will compete in the heptathlon and decathlon. While attending Sam Barlow High School, Franks was the 2010 valedictorian, was the 2010 Oregon State Champion in the high jump and was also a member of the state champion 4x400-meter relay team. Franks holds prep bests of 49.43 in the 400 meters, 171-9 in the javelin and 6-7 in the high jump. He recently won the decathlon at the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships. Franks scored 6,905 points for the win. Franks’ personal-best point total of 6,905 ranks No. 3 among high school athletes during the 2010 outdoor season. PERSONAL: Born Nov. 8, 1991, he is the son of Larry and Ulrike Franks. He plans to major in chemistry.

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AT SHAWNEE MISSION SOUTH HS: During his senior season, Gillespie helped Shawnee Mission South High School to the Kansas 6A Track and Field Championship. During his final high school campaign, he finished second at the state championships in the 1,600 meters, third in the 800 meters, second as a member of the 3,200-meter relay and seventh as a member of the 4x400 meter relay. Also during his senior season, he was named to the all-metro track and field team and was named first-team all-track and field by the Kansas City Star. In 2005, he placed eighth in the 1,500 meters at the USA Junior Olympics. He also qualified for the 1,500 meters at the 2003 and 2004 USA Junior Olympics. He also lettered in football and basketball at Shawnee Mission South. He was a member of the National Honor Society and the recipient of the President’s Education Award. He was high school teammates with current UA student-athlete Justin Holmes. PERSONAL: Born June 1, 1989, he is the son of Jim and Kathy Gillespie. His sister, Stephanie, plays basketball at Cornell College while his twin sister, Kristen, runs track at Arkansas. Gillespie is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Career Bests: 800 meters (I) Mile (I) 800 meters (O) 1,500 meters (O)

1:55.42 4:01.33 1:52.79 3:51.95

Razorback Invitational (1/22/10) Arkansas Last Chance (3/4/11) Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2/11) Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/11)

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REGIONAL QUALIFIER 2011: INDOOR: Golbek opened his career with a pair of 6-8.75 clearances in the high jump, good for a runner-up finish at the Arkansas Invitational and a third-place result at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. He matched the height with successful jumps at the Razorback Invitational and Tyson Invitational. At the SEC Championships, he finished in scoring position with a personal-best clearance of 6-9 in the high jump. OUTDOOR: In the first two meets of the outdoor season, Golbek had fifth-place finishes at the Texas Triangular and Razorback Spring Invitational. At Penn Relays, he added another fifth-place effort with a 6-9.75 clearance. He went on to clear a season-best 6-11at the Arkansas Twilight and SEC Championships. His effort at the conference meet put Golbek in scoring position. He qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary and finished in 14th place overall (6-9). AT CLAREMORE HS: Dwayne Golbek is the Claremore High School and Oklahoma State record holder in the high jump with his clearance of 7-0. Golbek holds a personal best of 7-0.5. He competed at the World Youth Trials (runner-up finish) and the World Youth Championships (10th). Golbek is a three-time all-state honoree, a two-time conference champion and a regional champion. PERSONAL: Born Jan. 9, 1992, he is the son of Daryl and Lesa Golbek. He plans to enter UA’s pre-med program. Career Bests: High Jump (I) High Jump (O)

6-9 6-11

SEC Championships (2/27/11) Arkansas Twilight (5/6/11)

2010 ALL-AMERICAN (CROSS COUNTRY) 2010 ALL-SEC 2010 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM 2011: INDOOR: Haile made his season debut at the Arkansas-Texas Dual and led a 1-2 finish for the Razorbacks with a victory in the 3,000 meters. In his next race at the Razorback Invitational, he finished in 11th place in the event with a time of 8:11.56. He posted a time of 8:02.35 at the UW Husky Open. Haile turned in a pair of top-four performances at the SEC Championships with a third-place finish at 5,000 meters (14:04.68) and a fourth-place spot at 3,000 meters (8:04.48). At

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2010: INDOOR: Haile opened the season with a runner-up finish in the 5,000 meters (14:31.98) at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet. He anchored the distance medley relay that finished fifth with a time of 9:47.26 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. He clocked a 5,000meter personal-best and NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 13:58.03 at the Tyson Invitational. At the SEC Championships, he earned a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters (8:02.27) and an eighth-place finish in the 5,000 meters (14:18.76). His 3K time is a personal best and NCAA provisional-qualifier and his finish earned him a spot on the SEC AllFreshman Team. At the Arkansas Last Chance, he earned a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:05.44. OUTDOOR: Haile placed sixth in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational in his first race of the outdoor season. He finished the race in a season-best time of 28:43.35. At Penn Relays, he was 14th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:18.98. At the SEC Championships, he scored twice for Arkansas with his fifth-place finish in the 5K and fourth-place performance in the 10K. AT SHERWOOD HS: Haile joined the Razorbacks after competing for two years at Sherwood High School. He was the 2008 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion (15:15) at Balboa Park in San Diego. He also picked up a title at the 2008 Foot Locker Northeast Regional with a 5K time of 15:21.90. He was the 2008 Nike Indoor and Outdoor Champion at 5,000 meters, clocking times of 14:53 and 14:36, respectively. He defended his Nike Outdoor title in 2009, clocking a meet-record time of 14:29. Haile was a two-time 2009 National Scholastic Indoor Champion, winning the two-mile run in a time of 9:02.67 and the 5,000 meters in a time of 14:22.88. At the 2009 Midwest Distance Gala, he finished second in the two-mile run. He also picked up a win at the Manhattan two-mile race with a clocking of 8:56. At the Maryland State Indoor and Outdoor Championships, Haile took titles in the 1,600 meters and the 3,200 meters in 2008 and 2009. He was also the 2008 Maryland State Cross Country Champion. He holds personal bests of 4:13 at 1,600 meters, 8:56 in the two-mile run, 8:21 in the 3,000 meters, and 14:22 in the 5K. PERSONAL: Born Jan. 23, 1990, he is the son of Semunguse Haile. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Career Bests: 3,000 meters (I) 5,000 meters (I) 5,000 meters (O) 10,000 meters (O)

8:01.68 13:58.03 14:11.89 28:43.35

Arkansas Last Chance (3/4/11) Tyson Invitational (2/12/10) SEC Championships (5/16/10) Stanford Invitational (3/26/10)

SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: Hamilton did not compete during the 2011 season but was recognized for his performance in the classroom with a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. 2010: INDOOR: At the season-opening Arkansas Invitational, Hamilton ran to an event win with a clocking of 8:46.90 in the 3,000 meters. He finished third in the 5,000 meters at the Arkansas-Texas dual meet. OUTDOOR: Hamilton did not compete during the outdoor season.

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THE RAZORBACKS 2009: Hamilton redshirted the season. AT ROGERS HS: Hamilton was named the 2007 Arkansas Gatorade Cross Country Athlete of the Year. He was a two-time Arkansas state champion in cross country as Rogers HS won state titles in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He broke the Hot Springs Oaklawn Park Infield 5K course record at the state championships his senior year. He clocked a time of 15:30.1 to replace the previous record of 15:34, clocked in 2002. He is a four-time all-state cross country honoree. He led his track team to outdoor state titles in 2006 and 2007. With his high school team, he competed at the 2007 Nike Team Cross Nationals and finished 13th with a time of 16:33.2. PERSONAL: Born May 31, 1989 in Monroe, La., he is the son of Herbert and Ruth Hamilton. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in criminal justice. Career Bests: 3,000 meters (I) 5,000 meters (I)

8:46.90 14:58.65

AT ATHENS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: Higgs holds a high jump best of 7-3, a long jump best of 24-2 and a triple jump best of 49-0.25. He was the Bahamas’ youth champion in the high jump in 2008. Higgs also competed in the high jump at the World Junior Championships in 2008. He finished eighth with a clearance of 6-11.75. PERSONAL: Born Jan. 24, 1991, he is the son of Raymond and Renee Higgs. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in art. Career Bests: High Jump (I) Long Jump (I) Triple Jump (I) High Jump (O) Long Jump (O) Triple Jump (O)

7-1 25-6 49-7.75 7-0.5 26-9 48-3.5

Arkansas Last Chance (3/4/11) Tyson Invitational (2/11/11) Arkansas Invitational (1/7/11) Texas Relays (4/9/11) SEC Championships (5/13/11) Texas Triangular (3/25/11)

Arkansas Invitational (1/8/10) Arkansas vs. Texas (1/16/10)

TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN 2011 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM NATIONAL QUALIFIER REGIONAL QUALIFIER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER 2011: INDOOR: In his first meet as a Razorback, Higgs got out to a season-best mark of 49-7.75 to finish third in the triple jump at the Arkansas Invitational. He was third again in the event at the ArkansasTexas Dual and added a first-place finish in the high jump against the Longhorns. Competing in the long jump, Higgs posted a season-best measurement of 25-6, good for a seventh-place showing at the Tyson Invitational. He posted a pair of scoring efforts at the SEC Championships with a fourth-place finish in the high jump (7-0.5) and a seventh-place mark in the long jump (25-2.5). He earned SEC All-Freshman credits for his conference finish in the high jump. At the Arkansas Last Chance meet, Higgs cleared a season-best height of 7-1 to win the event. At the NCAA Championships, he earned Second-Team All-America accolades with a long-jump mark of 25-1.25 and a 10th-place finish. OUTDOOR: At the Texas Relays, Higgs finished fourth in the long jump with a mark of 25-11.5 and seventh in the high jump with a clearance of 7-0.5. In recognition of his collective efforts, he was named the SEC Freshman of the Week following the Texas Relays. At the SEC Championships, Higgs got out to a season-best mark of 26-9 in the long jump to pick up third-place points for the Razorbacks. He added a sixth-place result in the high jump at the conference meet, matching his season-best clearance of 7-0.5. For his effort in the long jump at the conference meet, he was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. Higgs qualified for the national meet with a seventh-place finish in the long jump (25-1.25) at the NCAA West Preliminary. He went on to earn First-Team All-America accolades with a mark of 25-9.5 and an eighth-place showing at the NCAA Championships. Following the collegiate season, Higgs qualified for the IAAF World Championships in the long jump with a victory at the Bahamas national meet. At the World Championships, he finished in 25th place during the qualifying round with a best jump of 25-4. 2010: Higgs redshirted during the indoor and outdoor seasons.

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2009 SEC OUTDOOR ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM REGIONAL QUALIFIER SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: INDOOR: At the Arkansas-Texas Dual, Holmes posted a victory in the weight throw with a mark of 52-10.25 and a fifth-place finish in the shot put with a day’s best of 45-4.5. He had a season-best mark in the shot put (46-7.25) at the Razorback Invitational. His weight throw season best of 55-9.25 came with an eighth-place finish at the Tyson Invitational. OUTDOOR: Holmes began the outdoor season with a trio of throwing events—discus, hammer and shot put—at the Texas Triangular. He competed primarily in the discus throughout the season. At the Razorback Spring Invitational, he finished in fourth place with a throw of 157-5. Holmes let go of a season-best mark in the discus (173-6) in a runner-up performance at the John McDonnell Invitational. At the SEC Championships, he added points toward the team’s SEC-title effort with a mark of 167-2 and a seventh-place showing. Through his efforts during the season, he qualified to compete at and closed his junior campaign at the NCAA West Preliminary. Holmes earned a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll for his work in the classroom. 2010: INDOOR: Holmes specialized in the throws during the season and made his indoor debut at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. He finished the meet with a fourth-place finish in the shot put and a fifth-place finish in the weight throw. He was seventh and eighth at the Razorback Invitational and Tyson Invitational, respectively. He saved his best throw of the season for the SEC Championships where he finished 10th in the shot put with a mark of 49-5. OUTDOOR: Holmes opened the outdoor season with a second-place showing (16-4) in the discus at the Razorback Spring Invitational. He was also fifth in the shot put at the seasonopening meet. He had a season-best discus toss of 174-3 at the McDonnell Invitational where he finished in third place. At the Arkansas-Texas dual, he notched a season-best throw in the shot put with a 49-4.5, good for a fourth-place finish. Holmes was also third in the discus at the meet. At the SEC Championships, he was ninth in the discus (158-9) and 12th in the shot put (46-4). He wrapped his season at the NCAA West Prelims with a 41st finish in the discus. 2009: INDOOR: Holmes redshirted the season. OUTDOOR: He made his Razorback debut at the John McDonnell Invitational, competing in

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SEC Championships (2/27/10) Tyson Invitational (2/11/11) McDonnell Invitational (4/9/10) Arkansas vs. Texas (4/17/10) Texas Triangular (3/25/11)

2010 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM 2011: INDOOR: In his first heptathlon of the season, Kirbos finished in fifth place with a personal-best 5,201 points at the Razorback Invitational. During the two-day competition, he posted four personal bests with marks of 7.19 at 60 meters, 14-11 in the pole vault, 23-6.75 in the long jump and 39-10 in the shot put. At the SEC Championships, he scored 5,133 points in the heptathlon and picked up points for the Razorbacks with a seventh-place finish. He established personal bests of 8.49 in the 60-meter hurdles, 2:54.41 at 1,000 meters and 6-2 in the long jump. OUTDOOR: Kirbos competed in two decathlons during the outdoor season. In the first, he totaled 6,441 points during a rainy two days at the John McDonnell Invitational. At the SEC Championships, Kirbos turned in a personal-best performance with 6,887 points with the help of personal bests in eight of the 10 events. Those PR marks came in the 400 meters (52.77), 1,500 meters (4:57.62), 110-meter hurdles (15.24), high jump (6-2), long jump (22-9.75), discus (120-3), javelin (153-6) and pole vault (15-5). 2010: INDOOR: In the first two meets of the season, Kirbos was second in the shot put at the Arkansas Invitational and sixth in the pole vault at the Arkansas-Texas dual. He then turned to his signature event of the indoor season with heptathlons at the Razorback Invitational and SEC Championships. Three of his season-best marks came at the Razorback Invitational where he finished with a season-high total of 5,042 points. At the SEC Championships, he earned all-freshman honors with a fifthplace showing in the seven-event competition. He finished with 5,020 points, setting seasons bests in the 60 meters, 1,000 meters, 60-meter

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hurdles and shot put. OUTDOOR: Outside of his multi-event duties, Kirbos set a personal-best throw of 102-3 in the discus at the Arkansas Twilight. At the Arkansas-Texas dual, he was fourth in the 100 meters and fifth in the shot put, discus and javelin. At Texas Relays, he finished 18th in the decathlon with 6,123 points. He set personal bests in the pole vault (15-1) and javelin (132-3) during the two-day competition. At the SEC Championships, Kirbos finished 11th in the decathlon with a season-best 6,364 points behind seven personal-best marks. He posted new marks in 100 meters (11.06), 400 meters (53.19), 1,500 meters (5:05.88), 110-meter hurdles (15.52), high jump (5-9.25), long jump (22-6.5) and shot put (39-0.5). 2009: Kirbos redshirted the season. AT SOUTH BRUNSWICK HS: Competing mainly in the pole vault for South Brunswick High School, he earned all-state honors as a senior, earned a top-three finish at the state championships as a senior and a top-10 finish as a junior. Also a junior, he finished third at the group and sectional championships. He competed in the shuttle hurdle relay at the Nike Indoor Nationals and finished third during his junior season. PERSONAL: Born Sept. 10, 1990, he is the son of Tony and Karen Kirbos. He is enrolled in the College of Education and Health Professions and is majoring in kinesiology. Career Bests: Heptathlon (I) Decathlon (O)

5,201 pts. 6,887 pts.

Razorback Invitational (1/28-29/11) SEC Championships (5/12-13/11)

REGIONAL QUALIFIER SEC FIRST-YEAR ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 2011: INDOOR: Kittelson did not compete during the indoor season. OUTDOOR: In his first action as a Razorback, Kittelson finished second in the high jump at the Texas Triangular with a clearance of 6-10.75. The following weekend, he posted a successful attempt at 6-11 to win the high jump at the Razorback Spring Invitational. He competed at the Texas Relays and Penn Relays with clearances of 6-8.75 and 6-9.75, respectively. At the John McDonnell Invitational, Kittelson had his first successful attempt at the seven-foot mark with a clearance of 7-0.25, good for second-place honors. He went on to set a season-best clearance of 7-0.5 at the SEC Championships where he scored five points for the team with a fourth-place finish. Kittelson closed out his season at the NCAA West Preliminary with a 14th-place finish and a clearance of 6-9 during the qualifying round of the high jump. In addition to his success on the track, Kittelson was recognized for his work in the classroom with selection to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. AT INDIANOLA HS: Noah Kittelson is a two-time state champion, a three-time conference champion and a three-time Drake Relays Champion. He holds a high jump personal-best of 7-0.5. PERSONAL: Born Dec. 3, 1991, he is the son of Paul and Gayle Kittelson. He plans to major in biology. Career Bests: High Jump (O)

7-0.5

SEC Championships (5/15/11)

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THE RAZORBACKS Career Bests: Javelin (O)

2008 USA JUNIOR CHAMPION 2008 ALL-REGION 2008 SEC CHAMPION 2008 ALL-SEC 2008 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER USA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER NATIONAL QUALIFIER REGIONAL QUALIFIER SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: Laird redshirted the season but was named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll for his efforts in the classroom. 2010: Laird opened his junior season in the javelin with a runner-up finish at the Razorback Spring Invitational and a ninth-place effort at Texas Relays. His season-best throw of 214-5 came at the McDonnell Invitational, another second-place finish. He picked up back-to-back wins in the javelin with his throws of 208-5 and 208-1 at the Arkansas-Texas dual meet and Arkansas Twilight, respectively. At the SEC Championships, he scored a point for the Razorbacks with an eighth-place finish with a throw of 202-11. Laird closed out this season at the NCAA West Prelims where he finished in 25th place. 2009: Laird placed eighth in the javelin at Texas Relays with a throw of 205-11, good for an NCAA regional qualifier. He steadily improved on his distance at the Sun Angel Classic (fourth, 208-1) and the John McDonnell Invitational (second, 213-4), which was a season best. At the SEC Championships, he finished just out of scoring range in ninth with a throw of 202-5. He finished 14th with a mark of 205-0 at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships. 2008: What was supposed to be a redshirt season turned into a banner freshman campaign for Laird. The Arkansas staff pulled his redshirt a week before the SEC Championships and Laird never looked back. The 2008 SEC Javelin Champion, Laird came out of a redshirt season to take the javelin title on his final throw of the competition. He was the first frosh to win the conference javelin since Georgia’s Trevor Snyder won the event in 2002. His winning and season-best mark of 228-4 is a personal best and ranks No. 3 on UA’s all-time list. He was recognized in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd for his performance at the SEC Championships. Laird went on to finish fifth at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships. In Des Moines at the NCAA Championships, Laird finished 14th in the javelin prelims and fourth among freshmen. Leading the nation’s junior athletes heading into the competition, he won the USA Junior National title with a throw of 219-8. At the World Junior Championships in Poland, Laird competed in flight one of the prelims. He marked a toss of 202-6 to finish ninth in his flight. AT EDGERTON HS: While attending Edgerton High School, Laird was named the David Velasquez Most Inspirational Athlete and earned his high school’s citizenship award. He was also named the KSHSAA Athlete of the Year. PERSONAL: Born May 21, 1989, he is the son of Scott and Tammy Laird. He is enrolled in the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and is majoring in turf and landscape horticulture.

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228-4

SEC Championships, 5/18/08

TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN 2011 ALL-SEC 2011 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM 2011 USA JUNIOR CHAMPION 2011 PAN AMERICAN JUNIOR CHAMPION NATIONAL QUALIFIER SEC FIRST-YEAR ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 2011: INDOOR: In his first season as a Razorback, Lazas re-wrote the program’s history book in regards to the heptathlon. It began at the Razorback Invitational where he first re-set the school record with a two-day performance of 5,509 points. During the event, he turned in a season-best mark in the long jump of 24-0.75. Lazas re-established his own school mark with a second-place performance at the SEC Championships and his total of 5,764 points. He set three personal bests during the conference meet with a 7.11 in the 60 meters, 2:47.71 at 1,000 meters and a clearance of 6-6.75 in the high jump. With his effort at the SEC Championships, Lazas also set the American junior record for the heptathlon, replacing the previous mark of 5,478 set in 2007 by Mark Morrison. Lazas earned a bid into the NCAA Championships where he earned Second-Team All-America accolades with a 14th-place finish in the heptathlon. He scored 5,596 points at the national meet and set personal bests in the 60-meter hurdles (8.59) and shot put (43-7). OUTDOOR: In his first collegiate decathlon, Lazas set the school record with 7,542 points over two rainy days at the John McDonnell Invitational. During the competition, he set a personal best of 44-1.5 in the shot put. On the heels of his performance, Lazas was selected as the SEC Freshman of the Week. At the SEC Championships, he earned his second SEC All-Freshman and All-SEC Second Team recognition of the year with a runner-up effort in the decathlon. Lazas scored 7,703 points at the conference meet with the help of personal bests of 16-8.75 in the pole vault and 136-3 in the discus. For the third consecutive competition, he upped his own school record with 7,802 points and a 10th-place finish in the decathlon at the NCAA Championships. In addition to the school record, Lazas also improved upon his own American junior record which he originally set at the SEC Championships. During the national meet, he set four personals with his efforts in the 400 meters (50.58), 1,500 meters (4:36.34), 110-meter hurdles (15.29) and long jump (24-3). Lazas continued his season into the summer schedule where he won decathlon gold medals at the USA Junior Championships and Pan Am Junior Championships. His point total of 8,016 at the USA Junior Championships is an American junior record and the No. 2 alltime performance using junior-size implements. Lazas’ hard work carried over into the classroom where he was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. AT BRENTWOOD HS: Kevin Lazas was a member of Brentwood High School’s two-time state champion team and the 2009 state runner-up team. Lazas holds personal bests of 7,510 in the decathlon, 3,758 in the pentathlon, 23-2.5 in the long jump, 15-0 in the pole vault and 183-8 in the javelin. His decathlon best of 7,213 from 2009 was No. 1 in the nation. He holds the No. 2 point total in the nation in 2010 with his mark of 7,510. Lazas is a two-time AAU Junior Olympic and National Champion in the decathlon, the 2009 Tennessee State Champion in the

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5,674 pts. 7,802 pts.

SEC Championships (2/25-26/11) NCAA Championships (6/8-10/11)

ter (3:19.62) and 4x800-meter relays (7:52.01). Additionally, he took city, regional and sectional titles in the 800 meters and as a member of the 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relays. Momoh did not lose an 800-meter race during the championship meets of his senior campaign. He took event wins at the MIAA City Championships, TSSAA AAA Section 4 Championships and in the prelims and finals of the Tennessee State Championships. He also picked up a race win at the Music City Distance Carnival (1:55.19). He holds the Cordova High School record in the 800 meters and as a member of the 4x800-meter and distance medley relays. PERSONAL: Born March 30, 1991, he is the son of Luqman and Khadijat Momoh. He enrolled in the Sam M. Walton College of Business and is majoring in finance. Career Bests: 800 meters (I) 400 meters (O) 800 meters (O)

1:50.38 47.54 1:49.55

Arkansas Last Chance (3/4/11) Arkansas Twilight (5/6/11) John McDonnell Invitational (4/23/11)

REGIONAL QUALIFIER 2011: INDOOR: At the season-opening Arkansas Invitational, Momoh finished in first place in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.85 and was part of a third-place 4x400-meter team. At the Tyson Invitational, he ran to another victory in the college-division 800 meters in a time of 1:52.49. He also ran the 800-meter leg of Arkansas’ third-place DMR (9:54.39) at Tyson. Momoh closed out his indoor season with a personal-best 1:50.38 in a third-place showing at the Arkansas Last Chance meet. OUTDOOR: Momoh finished in third place of the 400 meters (48.72) at the Texas Triangular and followed with a runner-up showing in the 800 meters (1:50.87) at the Razorback Spring Invitational. He ran the lead-off leg for Arkansas’ 4x800-meter relay that clocked a time of 7:20.20 and finished second at Texas Relays. Momoh posted his first sub-1:50 performance in the 800 meters with a personal-best 1:49.55 at the John McDonnell Invitational. At Penn Relays, he was part the sprint-medley relay (3:23.03) and 4x800-meter relay (7:18.08) that each finished in fourth place. Running down from his normal distance, he posted a personal-best 47.54 in the 400 meters, good for fifth place at the Arkansas Twilight. Momoh finished seventh in the 800 meters at the SEC Championships to earn points for the Razorbacks. He advanced to the final with a 1:50.22 effort in the prelim. Momoh closed out his season at the NCAA West Preliminary, in which he had qualified for the 800 meters. 2010: INDOOR: Momoh began his Razorback career at the Arkansas Invitational where he was third in the 800 meters (1:55.69) and part of the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay (3:20.50). At the Arkansas-Texas dual meet, he was fourth in the half-mile event and ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay that crossed third in a time of 3:17.63. He also competed with the distance-medley relay at the Razorback Invitational. At the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Momoh had a season-best 800 time of 1:53.30, good for a third-place showing. At the SEC Championships, he finished 14th in the preliminary rounds of the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.89. OUTDOOR: He continued his work in the 800 meters and relays during the outdoor season. At the Arkansas-Texas dual meet, he was fourth in the 800 meters and ran lead off for the third-place 4x400 relay. Momoh ran an outdoor season best of 1:51.71 in the 800 at the Arkansas Twilight. At the SEC Championships, he finished 20th in the preliminary rounds of the half-mile race. Following the collegiate season, he posted a time of 1:52.29 at the USA Junior Championships. The time marked his second-best clocking of the season. AT CORDOVA HS: Momoh holds prep bests of 48.8 in the 400 meters and 1:51.81 in the 800 meters. He was the 2009 Tennessee State Champion at 800 meters (1:51.81) and as a member of the 4x400-me-

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FIVE-TIME ALL-AMERICAN TWO-TIME SEC CHAMPION 2009 AND 2011 ALL-SEC TWO-TIME ALL-REGION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER NATIONAL QUALIFIER REGIONAL QUALIFIER 2011: INDOOR: Niit opened the year with a fifth-place showing in the 600 meters (1:22.92) at the Arkansas Invitational. He finished second in the 200 meters and helped the 4x400-meter relay to a first-place finish at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. Niit returned to the track at the Razorback Invitational with a runner-up effort in the 400 meters at 46.76, a fourth-place result at 200 meters with a time of 21.05 and a bronze finish as part of the 4x400-meter relay which crossed in 3:09.16. At the New Balance Collegiate, he continued his relays duties and ran the lead-off leg for Arkansas’ mile relay that clocked in at 3:09.08, good for a runner-up spot. Niit turned in a pair of seventh-place finishes in the 200 meters (21.02) and 400 meters (46.67) and a third-place finish with the 4x400-meter relay (3:08.68) at the Tyson Invitational. At the SEC Championships, Niit ran the second leg for Arkansas’ victorious 4x400-meter relay that clocked an NCAA automatic-qualifying time of 3:05.13. For his role in the relay win, he earned First-Team All-SEC honors. He was also responsible for a sixth-place finish at 200 meters and seventh-place result at 400 meters during the conference meet. During the preliminary round of his individual events, Niit collected personal bests in the 200 meters at 20.70 and 400 meters at 45.99. At the NCAA Championships, Niit earned two All-America selections by way of a third-place finish with the 4x400-meter relay (3:06.79) and ninth-place qualifying effort in the 200 meters (21.08). OUTDOOR: At the first meet of the outdoor season, Niit posted a victory in the 100 meters and helped the 4x100-meter relay to a time of 39.91, good for second place. For his efforts in Texas, he earned his first of two SEC Runner of the Week accolades. At Texas Relays, Niit was a member of three relays during the weekend including two runner-up finishes with the 4x200-meter relay (1:23.52) and sprint-medley relay (3:16.83). He continued his relay duties at Penn Relays where he helped Arkansas to a second-place finish in the distance-medley relay, fifth-place result in the 4x200-meter relay and sixth-place showing in the 4x400-meter

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SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: INDOOR: In his Razorback debut, Nixon finished in sixth place at 3,000 meters (8:48.69) during the Arkansas-Texas Dual. He also turned in 3,000-meter efforts of 8:37.66 at the Razorback Invitational and a season-best 8:25.15 at the Tyson Invitational. OUTDOOR: Nixon opened his outdoor campaign at the Stanford Invitational where he ran to a season-best 31:13.51 in the 10,000 meters. At Texas Relays and Penn Relays, he competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a season best of 9:40.29 in Philadelphia. He closed out his season with a 13th-place finish in the 10K (32:19.95) at the SEC Championships. For his work in the classroom, Nixon earned a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. AT UTSA: Nixon competed for two seasons in cross country and one season in track and field. He comes to Arkansas with two seasons of eligibility in cross country and three years on the track. On the track, he finished fifth in the 5,000 meters at the 2009 SLC Indoor Championships and fifth in the 10,000 meters at the 2009 SLC Outdoor Championships. As a true freshman during the 2008 cross country season, Nixon was UTSA’s top finisher in five meets. In 2009, he also led the Roadrunners in five meets, picked up a seventh-place finish at the Southland Conference Championships and a 24th-place finish and allregion honors at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships. AT THE WOODLANDS HS: Nixon held prep bests of 3:10 in the 1,200 meters, 4:20 in the 1,600 meters, 9:16 over 3,200 meters and 15:31 in the 5K. He placed ninth at 2007 UIL 5A State Cross Country Championships and was the top finisher for state championship team. Nixon finished 17th at 2007 Nike Team Nationals and was the top finisher for the fourth-place national team. He also placed fourth at 2007 Nike South Regionals and was a member of the 2006 state champion team. PERSONAL: Born Nov. 11, 1989, he is the son of Dan and Angela Nixon, both UA grads. He is majoring in kinesiology. Career Bests: 3,000 meters (I) 8:25.15 Steeplechase (O) 9:40.29 10,000 meters (O) 31:13.51

Tyson Invitational (2/12/11) Penn Relays (4/28/11) Stanford Invitational (3/25/11)

BEFORE ARKANSAS: He was the 2006 World Junior Champion at 200 meters. He clocked a 20.96 at the event in Beijing, China that season. He held prep bests of 10.46 in the 100 meters, 20.64w/20.69 in the 200 meters. PERSONAL: Born Aug. 9, 1987 in Kuressaare, Estonia, he is the son of Vello and Anu Niit. He is enrolled in the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and is majoring in food science. Career Bests: 60 meters (I) 200 meters (I) 400 meters (I) 100 meters (O) 200 meters (O) 400 meters (O)

6.83 20.70 45.99 10.17 20.38 46.67

Tyson Invitational (2/13/09) SEC Championships (2/26/11) SEC Championships (2/26/11) SEC Championships (5/15/11) NCAA Championships (6/11/11) John McDonnell Invitational (4/23/11)

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2010 SEC CHAMPION 2010 ALL-SEC REGIONAL QUALIFIER SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 2011: INDOOR: At the season-opening Arkansas Invitational, Pennington had a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles (8.40) and third-place result with the 4x400-meter relay (3:22.69). The following week he ran the 400-meter leg of Arkansas’ first-place DMR at the dual meet with Texas. He also finished fourth in the hurdle event at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. At the Tyson Invitational, Pennington advanced to the semifinal round of the 60-meter hurdles with times of 8.23 and 8.31 through the first two rounds of the event. He posted a personalbest time of 8.17 in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles at the SEC Championships to finish ninth overall, just one spot out of advancing to the finals. OUTDOOR: Pennington primarily competed in the hurdle events during the outdoor season. He finished fourth in both the 110- and 400-meter hurdles at the Texas Triangular. The following weekend at the Razorback Spring Invitational, he placed third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.62 and finished third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.18. At Texas Relays, he was part of Arkansas’ second-place 4x800 relay that clocked a time of 7:20.20. Pennington won the 400-meter hurdles at the Arkansas Twilight with a personal-best time of 52.20. He also posted a season-best effort in the 110-meter hurdles (14.40) at the Twilight. At the SEC Championships, Pennington finished in seventh place of the finals of the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.64. He closed out his season at the NCAA West Preliminary with a 39th-place finish and a time of 53.61 during the qualifying round of the 400-meter hurdles. Pennington was recognized for his work in the classroom with a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. 2010: INDOOR: Pennington opened the season at the Arkansas Invitational where he finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.33) and fourth with the 4x400-meter relay team (3:20.50). At the Arkansas-Texas dual meet, he ran a personal-best 8.24 to earn a third-place result in the 60-meter hurdles. At the same event, he also ran the lead-off leg for the 4x400 relay which finished in a time of 3:17.63. In the finals of the 60-meter hurdles at the Razorback Invitational and Arkansas Last Chance meet, he came away with fourth- and fifth-place finishes. At the SEC Championships, Pennington ran the 400-meter leg of Arkansas’ distance-medley relay team that took home the conference title with a collective time of 9:48.92. It was the first SEC title and all-conference honor for Pennington. OUTDOOR: In the first event of the outdoor season, he was fifth in the 110-meter hurdles (14.73) and sixth in the 400-meter hurdles (55.25) at the Razorback Spring Invitational. At the McDonnell Invitational, he posted a pair of sixth-place finishes in the hurdle events, including a personal-best clocking of 14.36 in the 110meter hurdles. Pennington raced to runner-up finishes at the Arkansas-Texas dual meet with time of 14.50 and 53.30. At the SEC Championships, he qualified for the finals of the 110-meter hurdles with a sixth-place finish in the prelims. Despite a miscue at the first hurdle, Pennington scored for the team with a seventh-place finish in the finals. In the 400-meter hurdles, he ran a personal-best 53.28 but missed advancing to the finals by one spot. He closed out his season at the NCAA West Prelims where he finished 36th in the preliminary rounds of the 110-meter hurdles.

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2009: INDOOR: Pennington clocked a prelim time of 8.37 and a final time of 8.41 to finish sixth in the 60-meter hurdles at the Arkansas Invitational. At the Razorback Invitational, he clocked a 60-meter hurdles time of 8.47 and ran the 400-meter leg of the distance medley relay that finished second with a time of 9:59.75. At the SEC Championships, he clocked a 60-meter hurdles prelim time of 8.55 to finish 14th overall. Pennington ended the season with a clocking of 8.31 and a bronze finish in the hurdles at the Arkansas Last Chance. His season- and personal-best time of 8.31 ranks No. 9 on Arkansas’ all-time list. OUTDOOR: At Texas Relays, he ran a time of 15.24 in the 110-meter hurdles and a 54.49 in the 400-meter hurdles. He improved in both events at the John McDonnell Invitational, running a 14.95 in the 110-meter hurdles and a 54.02 in the 400-meter hurdles. He peaked in the 400-meter hurdles at the SEC Championships, running a personal best 53.67 and placing 12th. He also ran in the 110-meter hurdles at the conference meet and finished 12th with a time of 15.37. AT SHAWNEE MISSION EAST HS: Pennington was the 2007 Kansas state champion in the 300-meter hurdles. In 2008, he won the regional and district titles in the 300-meter hurdles and went on to finish as the state runner-up in the event. He was a member of the 2008 Kansas state champion 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays. He was a Kansas City Star and a Johnson County All-Sun first-team honoree. He was fourtime USATF Junior Olympic qualifier. PERSONAL: Born Aug. 26, 1989, he is the son of David and Debbie Pennington. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in art. Career Bests: 60m Hurdles (I) 8.17 110m Hurdles (O) 14.36 400m Hurdles (O) 52.20

SEC Championships (2/26/11) John McDonnell Invitational (4/10/10) Arkansas Twilight (5/6/11)

FIVE-TIME ALL-AMERICAN 2009 SEC CHAMPION 2009 AND 2011 ALL-SEC 2008 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER USA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER NATIONAL QUALIFIER REGIONAL QUALIFIER SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 2011: INDOOR: Phillips opened the season with a runner-up finish in the 600 meters at the Arkansas Invitational. He picked up victories in the 1,000 meters (2:22.30) and distance-medley relay (10:03.37) at the Arkansas-Texas Dual. At the Razorback Invitational, Phillips ran the anchor leg of the DMR that clocked a collective time of 9:30.85, an NCAA automatic-qualifying performance. In his only 800-meter race of the indoor season, he ran to a win in 1:48.47 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. The following weekend, he posted an NCAA auto time with a personal-best 3:58.82 in the mile at the UW Husky Open. Phillips earned Second-Team All-SEC honors with his runner-up performance in the mile at the SEC Championships. He also helped Arkansas to a third-place finish in the distance-medley relay. At the NCAA Championships, Phillips picked up Second-Team All-America accolades

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THE RAZORBACKS with a 10th-place effort in the mile and 11th-place outing with the distance-medley relay. OUTDOOR: Phillips won at 3,000 meters during the Texas Triangular to begin his outdoor campaign. At the Texas Relays, he was part of two second-place teams with the 4x800-meter (7:20.20) and sprint-medley relays (3:16.83). Phillips ran to a lifetime best 3:39.87 and a fourth-place finish at 1,500 meters during the Mt. SAC Relays. His performance marked a near-five second improvement over his previous best. At Penn Relays, Phillips was part of three topfour relay marks including second-place finishes with the 4xMile and distance-medley relays while the 4x800-meter relay crossed in fourth place. To begin the championship season, Phillips collected runner-up finishes in the 800 meters (1:50.61) and 1,500 meters (3:49.09) to add 16 points to Arkansas’ SEC-title team total. His performance at the conference meet earned him Second-Team All-SEC honors. He went on to compete at the NCAA West Preliminary where he finished seventh in 3:44.84 at 1,500 meters to earn a berth into the national meet. At the NCAA Championships, Phillips closed out the year with a 17th-place finish in the semifinal round of the 1,500 meters. In addition to his credentials on the track, he was recognized for his work in classroom with selections to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. 2010: INDOOR: Phillips redshirted during the indoor season. OUTDOOR: He returned to the track with a 10th-place showing in the 1,500 meters at the Stanford Invitational. At Texas Relays, he ran second leg for the second-place 4x800-meter relay team that finished the race in a time of 7:30.49. He was eighth at the Arkansas-Texas dual meet in the 1,500 meters. At the SEC Championships, he advanced with an eighthplace finish in the prelims. In the finals, Phillips crossed in sixth place in a time of 3:52.32 to score points for the team. 2009: INDOOR: Phillips anchored the distance medley relay to a win and an NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 9:44.66 at the Razorback Invitational. He ran a personal-best and provisional-qualifying 800meter time of 1:49.92 at the Tyson Invitational. At the SEC Championships, Phillips earned a runner-up finish in the mile (4:01.30) and anchored the DMR to victory (9:47.31). He earned two All-SEC honors for his efforts and won his first SEC title. He punched his ticket to the NCAA Championships with a personal-best mile time of 4:00.02 at the Arkansas Last Chance. Earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships in the mile, he also ran the lead leg of the DMR. Running three races in two days, he clocked a mile prelim time of 4:02.84 and a final time of 4:08.73 to finish 11th. The DMR earned a runner-up finish with a time of 9:30.31. The clocking ranks No. 7 on Arkansas’ all-time list. He earned All-America honors in both events. OUTDOOR: He redshirted the season. 2008: INDOOR: Phillips had a stellar showing at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational where he finished fifth in the 800 meters with a 1:50.65 and ran the lead leg of the DMR, with a 2:56.4 split, that clocked a provisional-qualifying time of 9:40.64 to finish second. At the Tyson Invitational, he ran the lead leg of the DMR that finished third with a provisional-qualifying time of 9:39.63. He competed in the mile at the SEC Championships and finished eighth with a time of 4:09.62. OUTDOOR: Phillips clocked a regional-qualifying time of 3:44.59 in the 1,500 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational. He clocked an 800-meter regional-qualifying time of 1:49.65 at the Arkansas Twilight. Deciding to focus on the 1,500 meters, he finished seventh in the event at the SEC Championships with a time of 3:49.08. At the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, he finished 21st with a time of 4:00.34. He rebounded with a seventh-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the USA Junior National Championships (3:55.35). His finish at USA Juniors qualified him for Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Poland. He finished fifth in his prelim heat with a time of 3:55.80. AT A&M CONSOLIDATED HS: Phillips was a Texas state champion in the 1,600 meters and in cross country. He held prep bests of 1:50.6 in the 800 meters, 4:09 in the mile and 9:16 in the 3,200 meters. His 800-meter time was the second-best high school time run by a Texan in 2007. PERSONAL: Born June 7, 1989 he is the son of Kenny Phillips and Lisa Black. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in history.

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Career Bests: 800 meters (I) Mile (I) 800 meters (O) 1,500 meters (O)

1:48.47 3:58.82 1:49.65 3:39.87

NB Collegiate Invitational (2/5/11) UW Husky Open (2/12/11) Arkansas Last Chance (5/2/08) Mt. SAC Relays (4/15/11)

STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE PRESIDENT 2011: INDOOR: Prentice completed his first of two heptathlons at the Razorback Invitational. He finished in fourth place and posted a personal-best 5,484 points. During the seven-event competition, he reached personal bests in the long jump with a mark of 24-2.25 and high jump with a 6-6.25 clearance. At the SEC Championships, Prentice posted another fourth-place finish with 5,462 in the heptathlon. He matched his personal best in the long jump which he set earlier in the season and established a lifetime best in the pole vault with a clearance of 14-9. At the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Prentice posted a personalbest 51.66 in the open 400 meters. OUTDOOR: Prentice posted one decathlon score during the outdoor season. At the SEC Championships, he notched a personal-best 7,199 points to earn a fifth-place conference finish. It represented the first time Prentice eclipsed the 7,000-point mark in his career. During the 10-event competition, he tallied personal bests of 14.62 in the 110-meter hurdles and a 6-9 clearance in the high jump. In non-multi event competition, Prentice worked to establish personal bests in the javelin (151-9) and pole vault (14-9.5) at the Arkansas Twilight. 2010: INDOOR: Prentice began the indoor season by competing in the 60-meter hurdles, 4x400 relay, pole vault and shot put at the Arkansas Invitational. At the Arkansas-Texas dual meet, he finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.36), fifth in the long jump (23-3.5) and sixth in the shot put (37-10.75). Prentice turned his attention to the heptathlon at the Razorback Invitational where he posted a school-record total of 5,350 points behind personal-best marks in the 1,000 meters (2:45.89), high jump (6-6.25) and pole vault (13-11.25). He finished the seven-event competition in third place. At the SEC Championships, he posted three more personal bests during the heptathlon and finished ninth with 4,742 points. He added personal-best marks in the 60 meters (7.22), 60-meter hurdles (8.32) and long jump (23-11), which he won. OUTDOOR: After some individual work at the outdoor-season opener, Prentice competed in his first collegiate decathlon at Texas Relays. He finished in 14th place with a total of 6,540 points. Along the way he finished seventh in the long jump (23-3.5) and ninth in the 1,500 meters (4:57.99). At the Arkansas-Texas dual, he picked up a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 110-meter hurdles and discus. At the SEC Championships, Prentice was a point scorer for Arkansas with an eighth-place showing as he totaled a personal-best 6,650 points. He established personal-best marks in eight of the 10 events including the high jump, long jump and discus where he finished second in each event among decathlon competitors. He closed out his season at the NCAA West Prelims with a 29th-place finish in the long jump. 2009: INDOOR: Prentice made his Razorback debut at the Arkansas Invitational where he finished eighth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.81p and 8.72f). He marked a personal-best long jump of 22-5 at the Tyson Invitational to finish 14th. He finished seventh with 5,023 points in his first collegiate heptathlon at the SEC Championships. He recorded personal bests in the 60 meters (7.24), the 1,000 meters (2:49.28), 60-meter

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5,484 pts. 7,199 pts.

Razorback Invitational (1/28-29/11) SEC Championships (5/12-13/11)

FIVE-TIME ALL-AMERICAN 2011 SEC CHAMPION 2011 ALL-SEC USA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER NATIONAL QUALIFIER REGIONAL QUALIFIER SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 2011: INDOOR: At the Arkansas-Texas Dual, Skidmore finished in second place in the 400 meters (47.77) and helped the 4x400-meter relay to a victory in a time of 3:12.62. The following weekend at the Razorback Invitational, he turned in a personal-best time of 21.56 at 200 meters. At the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Skidmore ran the third leg of Arkansas’ runner-up 4x400-meter relay which clocked a time of 3:09.08. Skidmore turned in a career-best weekend at the SEC Championships where he clocked an NCAA automatic mark of 46.04 in the 400 meters, good for fourth place. In the final event of the conference meet, he led off for the Razorbacks’ first-place 4x400 relay that crossed in 3:05.13 and won the program’s first indoor title at the event. For his part, Skidmore earned First-Team All-SEC accolades. At the NCAA Championships, he earned a pair of All-America honors for his thirdplace finish with the 4x400-meter relay (3:06.79) and ninth-place result in the 400 meters (46.67). OUTDOOR: Skidmore opened his outdoor season at the Texas Triangular with a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters and runner-up showing with the 4x100-meter relay. At the Texas Relays, he was part of runner-up performances with the 4x200- (1:23.52) and sprint-medley (3:16.83) relays. He crossed third at 400 meters with a time of 47.52 at the John McDonnell Invitational. Resuming his relay

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duties, Skidmore ran the second leg of the 4x200 at Penn Relays and helped the team to a fifth-place finish with a finals time of 1:23.17. At the SEC Championships, he clocked a personal-best 46.58 in the prelims of the 400 meters and went on to finish eighth in the event final. Skidmore qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 400 meters and with the 4x400-meter relay. At the NCAA Championships, he earned his third All-America selection of the year with the Razorbacks’ effort in the 4x400-meter relay. The foursome clocked a season-best 3:03.59 on its way to fifth place at the national meet. Skidmore also posted success in the classroom with selections to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. 2010: INDOOR: Skidmore opened his sophomore season at the Arkansas-Texas dual where he posted a first-place performance in the 400 meters (47.54) and helped the 4x400 relay to second place (3:15.07). At the Texas A&M Challenge, he ran the second leg of the distancemedley relay that finished third in a time of 9:33.12, a provisional qualifying time for the quartet. At the SEC Championships, Skidmore finished ninth in the 400 meters, one spot out of scoring for the team, but he came back with the 4x400-meter relay team to post points with a seventh-place finish in a time of 3:11.51. The distance-medley relay team had another provisional qualifier at the Arkansas Last Chance meet and, at the NCAA Championships, Skidmore collected his second All-America accolade as the DMR ran to a runner-up showing in a time of 9:37.53. OUTDOOR: At the Arkansas-Texas dual in Austin, he was fifth in the 400 meters (49.75) and helped the 4x400 relay team to a second-place finish (3:10.96). He ran the 400-leg of the distance- and sprint-medley relays at Penn Relays. At the Arkansas Twilight, Skidmore ran a personal-best 400 time of 47.25, good for a third-place result, and he was a member of the victorious 4x400 relay which crossed in a time of 3:08.46. At the SEC Championships, he anchored the mile relay to a seventh-place finish (3:09.12). He finished 15th in the prelims of the 400 meters at the conference meet. Skidmore closed out the year at the NCAA West Prelims in the 400 meters (48.45) and with the 4x400 relay (a season-best 3:08.18). 2009: INDOOR: Skidmore began his Razorback career at the Arkansas Invitational where won the 400 meters with a time of 48.15. At the Razorback Invitational, he ran his only 200-meter race of the year and finished 13th with a personal-best time of 21.86. He ran the second leg of the race-winning distance medley relay at the UW Invitational. Their clocking, 9:28.35, was a new school record, the fastest time in the NCAA in 2009 and automatically qualified the quartet for the NCAA Championships. Running the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay at the Tyson Invitational, the relay team won with a 3:09.49, good for an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. At the SEC Championships, he ran a personal best in the 400 meters (15th, 47.97) and ran the lead leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished in sixth place. The 4x400-meter relay team ran their best time of the season at the ISU Last Chance (11th, 3:09.02) with Skidmore running the second leg. He earned All-America honors with a runner-up finish as the 400-meter leg of the DMR at the NCAA Championships. The quarter clocked a time of 9:30.31, the No. 7 time in Arkansas history. OUTDOOR: At the John McDonnell Invitational, he finished 10th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.77, a personal best. At the SEC Championships, he ran a personal best and qualified for the USA Championships in the 400 meters (15th, 47.58). He also ran the lead leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished seventh with a time of 3:10.05. He competed in the 400 meters at the USA Junior Championships and finished ninth with a time of 48.17. AT THE WOODLANDS HS: Skidmore was a four-year letterman while competing at The Woodlands High School. He finished second in the 400 meters at the 2008 Texas state championships with a time of 47.14. He held a prep best of 22.6 in the 200 meters. He was high school teammates with current Razorbacks Drew Butler and Travis Southard. PERSONAL: Born May 26, 1990, he is the son of Steven and Catherine Skidmore. He is currently enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in chemistry. Career Bests: 200 meters (I) 400 meters (I) 400 meters (O)

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TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN NATIONAL QUALIFIER REGIONAL QUALIFIER 2011: INDOOR: Southard opened the season at the Arkansas Invitational with a third-place finish in the 400 meters (48.92) and secondplace showing with the 4x400-meter relay (3:14.30). He resumed his relay duties to help a 4x400 team to a 10th-place effort and the distance-medley foursome to a fourth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational. At the SEC Championships, he clocked a personal-best 47.43 at 400 meters and finished just two spots away from qualifying for the event final. Running the second leg, Southard earned his first career All-America honor with an 11th-place effort with the DMR (9:52.48) at the NCAA Championships. OUTDOOR: At the Texas Triangular, Southard finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.19 and returned to the track with a runner-up showing with the 4x400-meter relay (3:11.46). He finished fourth over the 400-meter hurdles at the Razorback Spring Invitational with a time of 53.82. Southard ran the 400-meter leg of Arkansas’ victorious distance-medley relay at Texas Relays. The winning foursome clocked in at 9:46.46. At the John McDonnell Invitational, he posted a personal-best performance of 53.27— nearly half a second faster than his previous best—and finished third in the 400-meter hurdles. Southard was the lead leg of a sixth-place finish (3:06.29) by the 4x400-meter team at Penn Relays. In his final race prior to the championship season, he raced to a personal-best effort in the 400 meters with a time of 46.67, good for second place at the Arkansas Twilight. He earned fifth-place points for Arkansas in the 4x400-meter relay at the SEC Championships. Southard qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 400 meters and with the 4x400-meter relay. At the NCAA Championships, he ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay that placed fifth in a season-best time of 3:03.59. The finish earned him First-Team All-America accolades. 2010: INDOOR: Southard redshirted during the indoor season. OUTDOOR: He made his Razorback debut at Texas Relays in the 400-meter hurdles and as the second leg of a 4x400 relay. At the Arkansas-Texas dual meet, he navigated the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 55.08, good for a fifth-place result. In a personal-best clocking of 53.75, he finished eighth in the low hurdles at the Arkansas Twilight. At the SEC Championships, he finished 13th in the 400-meter hurdles. He closed out his season in the prelims of the USA Junior Championships. AT THE WOODLANDS HS: While competing for The Woodlands, Southard was a member of two Nike Team Nationals championship teams and ran a leg on the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals winning distance medley relay. He was also a 2009 Texas Relays Champion as a member of the distance medley relay. He has personal bests of 48.89 in the 400 meters and 40.2 in the 300-meter hurdles. He was high school teammates with current Razorbacks Drew Butler and Ben Skidmore.

SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL 2011: INDOOR: At the season-opening Arkansas Invitational, Sparks had a season-best clearance of 14-7.25 and finished in sixth place. He equaled the mark the following weekend at the Arkansas-Texas Dual, good for seventh place. OUTDOOR: Sparks began his outdoor campaign with a clearance of 14-11 at the Texas Triangular. He posted his first 15foot mark (15-1) of the season at the Razorback Spring Invitational. He closed out the year with a season-best 15-3.5 clearance at the Arkansas Twilight. Sparks was also recognized for his work in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. 2010: INDOOR: Sparks’ lone appearance of the indoor season came at the Arkansas-Texas dual meet where he finished seventh in the pole vault with a clearance of 14-1.25. OUTDOOR: He made his outdoor debut with a 10th-place finish (14-7.25) at the Razorback Spring Invitational. Leading up to the conference meet, he was eighth at the McDonnell Invitational, fourth at the Arkansas-Texas dual and third at the Missouri Southern Invitational. At the SEC Championships, Sparks equaled his season-best clearance of 15-11 to secure a fifth-place finish. AT OKLAHOMA: Sparks attended the University of Oklahoma for two years. He competed during the 2008 indoor season, redshirted the 2008 outdoor season and did not compete at all in 2009 because OU dropped their pole vaulting program. He holds an overall career-best jump of 16-0.75. During the 2008 indoor season, he posted a season-best jump at home at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a height of 15-3. AT JENKS HS: Sparks finished second in pole vault at the 2007 Oklahoma 6A state finals. He was the state champion in pole vault at the 2005 New Mexico 3A state meet. He also placed in three different events at the 2004 New Mexico 3A State Championships: third in the pole vault, fourth in the 110-meter hurdles and fifth in the 300-meter hurdles. He also won the pole vault title at the 2007 Kansas Relays and finished third in the pole vault at the 2007 Great Southwest meet. PERSONAL: Born July 26, 1988, he is the son of Sheldon and Christy Sparks. His father, Sheldon, played football at the University of Tulsa. He is enrolled in the Sam M. Walton College of Business and also holds an Associate’s degree in education from Tulsa Community College. Career Bests: Pole Vault (I) Pole Vault (O)

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2011: Wood redshirted the 2011 indoor and outdoor seasons. BEFORE ARKANSAS: Jeff Woods holds bests of 195-10 in the javelin, 160-2 in the discus and 154-0 in the hammer. He is a three-time NJCAA All-American and at the 2010 NJCAA Championships, he competed in the discus and the javelin. PERSONAL: Born Nov. 27, 1989, he is the son of Jim and Yvonne Woods. He plans to major in kinesiology and education. THE NEWCOMERS

AT CATHOLIC HS: All all-state performer at Catholic High School, Chaffin was a two-time state champion at 800 meters with titles runs during his junior and senior seasons. He was also part of the Rockets’ state indoor title with the 4x400-meter relay. Chaffin also ran to victory twice in the 800 meters at the Arkansas Meet of Champions. He was also a two-time all-conference performer in cross country. He left Catholic HS having set school records at 800 meters (1:53.54), in the mile (4:13.3) and as a leg of the 4x400-meter relay. PERSONAL: Born Sept. 17, 1992, he is the son of Stephen and Tricia Chaffin and is one of three children with older sibling Patrick and twin brother Matthew. Chaffin plans to major in business finance at Arkansas.

AT BENTONVILLE HS: Diepenbrock was a member of two state championship teams at Bentonville High School with the cross country team. He also helped the team win 7A West conference titles in track and field and cross country in 2010. Individually, he was an all-state and all-conference performer in cross country and finished in fifth place at the state cross country meet. He also turned in a bronze finish at 1,600 meters at the state track meet. Diepenbrock set the school record in the 1,600 meters and with the 4x800-meter relay. PERSONAL: Born Feb. 15, 1993, he is the son of Thomas and Denise Diepenbrock and is the youngest of four children with older siblings Eric, Justin and Nathan. During his career at Arkansas, Diepenbrock will pursue a degree in biology.

AT LINN-MAR HS: Following a stellar junior season at Linn-Mar High School, Dunn was ranked No. 2 in the country in the 400-meter hurdles and named the Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year for the state of Iowa. He was a three-time state champion in the 400-meter hurdles, owns two addition state titles in the 400 meters and has a state crown in the 110-meter hurdles. He is also a Drake Relays champion in both hurdle events. Among his many accolades, he is a four-time all-state honoree. Dunn has personal bests of 14.20 in the 110-meter hurdles, 47.56 at 400 meters and 51.04 over the 400-meter hurdles. He set school records at Linn-Mar in the 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, 400 meters and with the distance-medley and shuttle-hurdle relays. PERSONAL: Born Aug. 7, 1992, he is the son of Lance and Karen Dunn and has an older sister, Alyssa. Dunn plans to major in computer science at Arkansas.

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BEFORE ARKANSAS: Gauntlett spent two seasons at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. During his time with the Hawks, he set school records in the indoor and outdoor 200 meters with times of 21.31 and 20.84, respectively. He was also part of the school-record 4x100-meter and distance-medley relay teams. Gauntlett earned the Rookie of the Year award for his performance during the 2009 season. He owns indoor bests of 6.72 in the 60 meters and 21.13 in the 200 meters. Gauntlett has outdoor personal-best times of 10.38 at 100 meters, 20.58 at 200 meters and 46.3 at 400 meters. PERSONAL: Born Aug. 26, 1990, he is the son of Osbourne and Alviroh Gauntlett. He plans to major in criminal justice and sociology at Arkansas.

AT BROOKE POINT HS: During his senior season, Gray recorded six victories at 100 meters including a first-place showing at the VHSL Group AAA State Championships. He was the VHSL Northwest Region champion at 200 meters and with the 4x100-meter relay. He added a state title as a member of the 4x100 relay. Gray owns personal bests of 6.49 at 55 meters, 10.68 in the 100 meters and 21.35 at 200 meters.

AT THE WOODLANDS HS: Competing for The Woodlands High School, Johnson ran to a third-place finish in the 800 meters at the 2011 District 14-5A Championships. His time represented the 54thfastest performance in Texas during the 2011 season. Johnson also competed in the 400 meters and with the 4x800-meter relay team for the Highlanders.

BEFORE ARKANSAS: Joseph spent the past two seasons at the University of Texas where he set personal bests of 4:20.21 in the indoor mile, 4:21 in the outdoor mile and 8:52.02 in the indoor 3,000 meters. Joseph was an all-district runner during his prep career at Westlake High School. PERSONAL: He is the son of Ray and Gwynn Joseph and one of four children with siblings Ryan, Cheryl and David. His brother, Ryan, competed for the Razorback track and field team during the 2000 season. Joseph is undecided in a major at Arkansas.

AT MT. IDA HS: Irwin holds the high school indoor record in the pole vault with his clearance of 17-9.25 in June 2011. He improved upon his own mark which he set at 17-7 earlier in the month. He is also the junior-class national record holder in the event with a clearance of 176.25. In 2010, Irwin was selected as Arkansas’ Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year and won the pole vault title at the Meet of Champi-

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AT RAMONA HS: Kovach was a two-time All-Valley League sprinter for Ramona High School. He earned All-CIF First Team honors as a junior and was a member of the Second Team during his senior season. He helped Ramona to a pair of CIF Division II San Diego Section team titles in 2008 and 2010. During his prep career, he set school records in the 200 meters and as a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Kovach has personal bests of 11.12 at 100 meters, 21.89 at 200 meters and 48.96 at 400 meters. He also earned a letter as a member of the Ramona soccer team. PERSONAL: Born Oct. 8, 1992, he is the son of Thomas and Kelly Kovach and is one of five children with siblings Richard, Robert, Stephanie and Brody. Kovach plans to be a chemical engineering major at Arkansas.

BEFORE ARKANSAS: A middle-distance specialist at Iowa Central, Lieghio won a pair of national titles with victories in the 800 and 1,000 meters at the 2011 NJCAA National Indoor Championships. He was part of Iowa Central’s national-title team. Lieghio was also a member of the Triton’s championship distance-medley relay team. During his junior college career, he established personal bests of 50.88 in the 400 meters, 1:49 in the 800 meters, 2:26 in the 1,000 meters, 3:51 in the 1,500 meters and 4:08 in the mile. Competing at his home country’s national championship, Lieghio won the 800 meters at the Under-23 Irish Track and Field Championships. PERSONAL: Born June 30, 1989, he is the son of Anthony and Tina Lieghio and has an older sister, Tarya. He is currently undecided on a major at Arkansas.

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BEFORE ARKANSAS: May spent the previous two seasons at South Plains College where he was a member of the 2010 NJCAA national outdoor champions. May helped the team to the title with third- and seventh-place performances in the high jump and long jump, respectively. In the high jump, he was the winner of the 2010 and 2011 Texas Tech Open and had a fifth-place showing at the 2010 Texas Relays. During his prep career at Hoover High School, May was a three-time state champion in the high jump and set the Alabama Class 6A state record with a clearance of 7-0.75 as a junior. At the 2009 Junior Olympics, he came away with a runner-up result in the high jump and a fourth-place finish in the decathlon. He owns personal bests of 7-3 in the high jump, 24-10 in the long jump and 50-4.75 in the triple jump. PERSONAL: Born Sept. 30, 1990, he is the son of Anthony and Angela May and is one of three children with siblings Ashley and Alex. May plans to be an information systems major at Arkansas.

BEFORE ARKANSAS: For the past two seasons, Mirocke has been a member of the track and field team at Johnson County Community College. He earned all-conference, all-region and All-America honors in the javelin for the Cavaliers. He was also an all-conference performer in the heptathlon. He completed his prep career at West High School in Missouri and had a 10th-place finish in the javelin at the AAU Junior Olympics. Mirocke has a personal best in the javelin of 196-8. PERSONAL: Born, Jan. 19, 1991, he is the son of Tony and Cris Mirocke and is the youngest of three children with siblings Dom and Drew. Mirocke plans to major in business marketing and minor in communications at Arkansas.

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AT BRANSON HS: Morgan was a four-year member of the track and field team and spent one season with the cross country team at Branson High School. He finished second in the pole vault at the 2011 MSHSAA Class 4 State Championships with a successful jump at 15-6, a personal best. Morgan also had runner-up results as a junior at the Missouri district and sectional meets. PERSONAL: Born Nov. 11, 1992, he is the son of Bruce and Vicki Morgan and is one of four children with older siblings Baker, Zac and Colby. Morgan will major in fine arts at Arkansas.

AT SANTA FE HS: Ranked as the No. 1 prep decathlete in the nation, Nixon was named the 2010-11 Gatorade National Boys Track and field Athlete of the Year and was one of 12 prep athletes in the country in the running for the ninth annual High School Athlete of the Year award. During his standout prep career, Nixon established three national high school records in the decathlon—8,035 points with high school implements, 7,748 points with junior implements and 7,577 points with international implements. At the 2011 USA Junior Track and Field Championships, he finished second in the decathlon behind current Razorback teammate Kevin Lazas. Nixon also set the national high school with 4,307 points in winning the pentathlon at the New Balance Indoor Nationals meet. He is a three-time USATF decathlon champion with his 2008 victory coming during the first decathlon competition of his career. He is also a six-time Class 6A Oklahoma state champion with the help of four victories—110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, high jump and long—as a senior. He set the state record en route to the long jump win. Nixon owns personal bests of 14.00 in the 100-meter hurdles, 7-0 in the high jump and has run a 46.8 split in the 4x400meter relay.

AT CARROLL HS: Petersen was part of a third-place team effort by Carroll High School at the 2011 UIL 5A Texas State Championships. He turned in a first-place finish with the 4x400-meter relay that posted a school-record time of 3:13.48. As a junior, he and the mile relay was third at the state meet. Petersen closed out his prep career with personal bests of 10.88 in the 100 meters, 21.87 at 200 meters and 48.62 in the 400 meters. PERSONAL: Born Oct. 5, 1992, he is the son of the late John Petersen and Jana Petersen. He is the youngest of three children with siblings Jack and Tori. Petersen plans to major in business accounting at Arkansas.

AT WEBB CITY HS: Pisechko was a two-time state qualifier in the 800 meters and 1,600 meters during his junior and senior seasons. At the 2011 MHSSAA Class 4 State Championships, he finished ninth at 800 meters and 10th at 1,600 meters. In 2008, he was voted as the team’s Freshman of the Year. Pisechko left Webb City as the school-record holder in the 800 and 1,600 events. He owns personal bests of 1:57.47 in the 800 meters and 4:18.87 in the 1,600 meters. Pisechko also lettered with the basketball and football teams. PERSONAL: Born Aug. 26, 1992, he is the son of William and Kimberly Pisechko and is one of two children with older sibling Dylan. At Arkansas, Pisechko plans to enroll in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 13, 1993, Nixon is the son of Tim and Kerri Nixon and is the youngest of four children with siblings Tyler, Katie and Emily. He is currently undecided on his major at Arkansas.

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AT BARTLESVILLE HS: On the base of two top-10 finishes as a freshman and sophomore, Randall broke through to earn state titles in the shot put and discus during his junior year at Bartlesville High School. He went on to be named to the Oklahoma All-State First Team and earn All-Metro Team honor from the Tulsa World. As a sophomore, he helped the Bruins to the Centennial Conference team championships. Randall owns personal bests of 61-5 in the shot put and 185-2 in the discus. In addition to his prowess in the throws, he was a letter winner and all-state performer for the Bartlesville football team. PERSONAL: Born March 5, 1993, he is the son of Glen and Tracy Randall and is the middle of three children with siblings Dalton and Denton. Randall plans to be an engineering major at Arkansas.

AT LYNDHURST HS: A middle-distance standout for the Golden Bears, Rono most recently won a pair of state titles at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions in June 2011. He ran to victories in both the 800 meters and 1,600 meters, clocking personal bests in both events with times of 1:50.10 and 4:10.01, respectively. In the previous competition, he was a double winner at the state’s Group Championships meet. At the country and sectional championships in May 2011, Rono captured four titles—400 meters, 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters—at each event. He also won three events at the NJIC League Championships. During one stretch of his senior season, Rono won 16 consecutive finals. He owns a 5K personal best of 15:14, run in 2010 at the Bergen County Championships. He also found success at the national level with a 24th-place finish at the Foot Locker National Meet in December 2010. He qualified for the national meet by finishing seventh at the Northeast Regional. At the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals, Rono finished fifth and sixth in the 3,000 meters and two-mile run, respectively. PERSONAL: Born April 8, 1992, he is the son of Peter Rono and Mary Kirui and is the middle of five children with siblings Irene, Winnie, Cynthia and Nosheena. Father was the gold medalist in the 1,500 meters at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Rono plans to major in psychology at Arkansas.

AT LAKENHEATH HS: Robertson was a two-time member of the allstate first team at Lakenheath High School. He garnered team MVP honors following his senior season. During his sophomore season, he earned all-district and all-region accolades. At the state meet, Robertson helped Lakenheath to a fifth-place team finish as a junior and a seventh-place result as a senior. He owns personal bests of 5:03 in the mile, 10:20 over two miles and 16:05 at 5K. Robertson was also a four-year member of the soccer team for which he earned All-Europe SecondTeam honors as a senior. PERSONAL: Born June 4, 1993, he is the son of Don and Sarah Robertson, both of which attended the University of Arkansas. He has one younger brother, Eli. Robertson plans to major in biology at Arkansas.

AT MARCUS HS: In his senior season at Marcus High School, Thomas a member of the All-State First Team and finished in fourth place in the 800 meters at the state meet. He was the District 6-5A champion at 800 meters and had a runner-up performance in the event at the regional meet. In cross country, he helped Marcus to a first-place team effort at the Nike Regional and a 10th-place showing at the Nike National meet. Thomas left Marcus as the school-record holder in the 800 meters. He owns personal bests of 48.6 at 400 meters, 1:53.56 at 800 meters, 4:19 in the 1,600 meters and 15:52 over 5,000 meters. He was a member of the Lake Cities Track Club in Lewisville, Texas. Thomas also played basketball during his first two years of high school. PERSONAL: Born April 3, 1993, he is the son of Jeff and Juwana Thomas and has a younger sister, Maya. Thomas plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering during his career at Arkansas.

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Head coach Chris Bucknam begins his fourth season at the helm of Arkansas Razorback men’s cross country and track and field. Following 25 seasons at Northern Iowa, Bucknam was named Arkansas’ head coach on June 27, 2008. Most recently, during the 2011 cross country season, Bucknam led the Razorbacks to their second Southeastern Conference Championship under this watch. The conference victory ran his total to six SEC titles with the Arkansas with two each in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. When league year-end honors were released, he was named the SEC Men’s Coach of the Year for the second straight season. For the second time in three years, Bucknam and the Razorbacks won two of the three SEC Championships with the team’s efforts in 201011. Arkansas began the championship season with a victory at the 2010 SEC Cross Country Championships, the first such league title for the Razorbacks under Bucknam. The team went on to win its second SEC title of the year with top honors at the 2011 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. On the national level, the Razorbacks finished 10th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, their highest finish under Bucknam’s watch, and earned two All-America selections with Dorian Ulrey and Solomon Haile. Arkansas picked up another top-10 national finish with its team performance at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Overall, the Razorbacks finished the 2010-11 season with 35 AllAmerica honors—two in cross country, 18 during the indoor season and 15 during the outdoor season. Bucknam earned his fourth and fifth SEC Men’s Coach of the Year honors following Arkansas’ triumphs at the league’s cross country and outdoor meets. He was also tabbed the

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2010 South Central Region Men’s Coach of the Year. Propelled by five event titles, including two from Ulrey, and two runner-up finishes, the Razorbacks won the team title at the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships. Ulrey took wins in the mile, 3,000 meters and as the anchor of the distance medley relay, Scott MacPherson won the 5,000 meters and Alain Bailey won the long jump. Ulrey was named the 2010 SEC Indoor Runner of the Year and Bucknam was named the 2010 SEC Indoor Coach of the Year, both for the second-straight season. Ulrey, the 2010 NCAA Indoor South Central Region Runner of the Year, and Bucknam, the 2010 NCAA Indoor South Central Region Coach of the Year, were also honored for the secondstraight season. Ulrey’s outstanding season started with a sixth-place finish and All-America honors at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Ulrey was the 2009 SEC Cross Country runner-up and won the title at the 2009 NCAA South Central Region Championships. Ulrey was also named the 2009 NCAA South Central Runner of the Year for his cross country efforts. The Razorbacks won the 2009 NCAA South Central Region Cross Country Team title and posted a runner-up finish at the 2009 SEC Cross Country Championships. The 2009-10 season saw the Razorbacks earn 23 All-SEC honors. Additionally, Solomon Haile was named the 2009 SEC Freshman of the Year in cross country and Lane Boyer was named CoSIDA ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District. The 2008-09 season was another successful one for the Razorbacks as the squad captured both the Southeastern Conference Indoor and Outdoor team titles. Bucknam was named the 2009 SEC Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year and the 2009 NCAA South Central Indoor and Outdoor Regional Coach of the Year. In his first season as head coach, Arkansas student-athletes won 10 SEC individual titles and earned 16 All-America honors. Since joining the SEC in 1992, the Razorbacks have the only two coaches--Bucknam and John McDonnell--to earn top coaching honors during their respective first seasons in the league. Bucknam also joins McDonnell as the only head coach, since 1992, to sweep the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year honors in the same season. At the 2009 SEC Outdoor Championships, Arkansas student-athletes picked up six individual titles: Bailey (high jump and long jump), Shawn Forrest (5,000 meters), MacPherson (3,000-meter steeplechase), Alex McClary (800 meters) and Ulrey (1,500 meters). The Razorbacks added to their winning point total with two runner-up finishes from seniors Nkosinza Balumbu (triple jump) and Andy McClary (1,500 meters). The Razorbacks topped Florida’s 129 points with a score of 141 points. At the 2009 SEC Indoor Championships, the Razorbacks won four individual and relay events (800 meters, mile, 3,000 meters, distance medley relay) and earned seven runner-up finishes (60 meters, 200 meters, mile, 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters, long jump and triple jump). Arkansas scored 130 points to Florida’s 102. Outdoors, Bailey was named the SEC Field Athlete of the Year and Tarik Batchelor was named the SEC Freshman Field Athlete of the Year. At the 2008 SEC Cross Country Championships, four Razorbacks earned All-SEC honors including two named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. MacPherson went on to earn All-America honors with a 32ndplace finish at the NCAA Championships. Arkansas earned a runner-up finish and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships at the NCAA South Central Region Championships. MacPherson was the top finisher in bronze place and six members of the squad earned all-region honors. Ulrey had a stellar first season with the Razorbacks as he earned four All-America honors (1,500 meters, mile, 3,000 meters, distance medley relay) and won three SEC individual titles (1,500 meters, mile, 3,000 meters). Under Bucknam’s guidance, he anchored the distance medley relay to a school-record time of 9:28.35 with his 3:54 1,600meter anchor. At the 2009 USA Championships, Ulrey picked up a bronze finish in the 1,500-meter finals to earn a spot on Team USA for the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Ulrey picked up the “A” standard in Rome with his clocking of 3:35.23, the second-fastest time in school history. In Berlin, representing Team USA, Ulrey advanced to the semifinals of the 1,500 meters. He clocked a qualifying time of 3:38.86 and a semifinal time of 3:39.33. Ulrey earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District and AllAmerica honors with his 3.50 GPA as a sociology major. He was named

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the SEC Indoor Runner of the Year, the SEC’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was the recipient of the SEC Sportsmanship Award. In the classroom, 12 men’s track and field student-athletes earned selection to the 2009 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. Additionally, seven members of the squad were named to the 2009 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll. Earning spots on the 2009 USTFCCCA Men’s AllAcademic Track and Field Team were Lane Boyer, Luke Laird, Alex McClary, Daniel Quinn, James Strang and Ulrey. Bucknam guided his UNI teams to 35 league titles, two top-10 and six top-20 finishes at NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. A 33time conference coach of the year, Bucknam produced three national champions and an outstanding 34 All-Americans, who earned a total of 85 All-America awards. That includes seven athletes who earned topthree finishes in NCAA championships competition, three of which came in 2008. In all, Bucknam has sent 146 qualifiers to the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships. He was Northern Iowa’s head men’s track and field coach from 1984-2008 and the women’s head coach from 1997-2008 after beginning his career as a men’s assistant at UNI in 1979. UNI earned 69 All-America honors from 2000-08, including 51 total from 2005-2008. UNI’s 47 men’s All-Americans from 2005-08 ranked as the 10th-most in the nation over that time. UNI dominated the action at the conference level in Bucknam’s era. During his time as an assistant and head coach, UNI won or shared 38 conference titles (Mid-Continent and Missouri Valley). UNI won ninestraight MVC men’s indoor titles (2000-2008). Bucknam also guided the Panthers to 25 MVC team titles and 231 MVC individual crowns. Bucknam wrapped up his 25th season with the Panthers and tallied an all-time best outdoor showing for the program as UNI notched an 11th-place finish (22 team points) at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The Panthers put on quite a show for the home state as they crowned nine All-Americans who earned a total of 11 All-America certificates in seven events. UNI also posted back-toback ninth-place finishes at the 2007 and 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships. In the men’s NCAA Outdoor Championships, his team’s high finishes were 11th in 2008, 17th in 1997, 39th in 2001, 42nd in 1999, 52nd in 2006 and 54th in 2005. In the men’s NCAA Indoor Championships, his teams had high finishes of ninth in 2008 and 2007, 12th in 2002, 18th in 2006, 20th in 2001, 28th in 2005 and 44th in 1996. Bucknam’s men’s teams won 11 Missouri Valley Conference indoor titles, six MVC outdoor titles and four cross country championships. His women’s teams won two indoor titles, an outdoor title and a cross country title. His men’s teams had a current streak of nine-straight conference indoor titles (2000-08) and won three of the last four outdoor championships. He also won 10 men’s titles while UNI was a member of the MidContinent Conference, including five indoors, two outdoors and three in cross country. After moving from the Mid-Continent to the Missouri Valley in 1992, Bucknam’s men’s teams won 21 league titles and finished second 13 times while producing 231 individual event champions. A 24-time MVC Coach of the Year, he was named United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Midwest Region Coach of the Year nine times, including five straight

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(1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). His USTFCCCA honors include an indoor award for his men’s team and an outdoor honor for his women’s team in 2008. Before UNI moved to the Missouri Valley, he earned nine MidContinent coach of the year awards in seven seasons. Under Bucknam’s tutelage, Joey Woody was a three-time UNI AllAmerican and 1997 national champion in the 400-meter hurdles. He placed second in the 400-meter hurdles at 2003 World Championships and was a member of the 1999 World Champion 4x400-meter relay team. Former UNI pole vaulter Jacob Pauli, also a member of Bucknam’s squads, took the 2001 NCAA Indoor title and earned All-America honors five times. Pauli continues to compete internationally, including a third-place finish at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships and a 15thplace showing at the 2007 World Championships. Cedar Falls, Iowa native Dirk Homewood became an MVC legend as a member of Bucknam’s squads, as he earned nine Valley championships and three All-America honors from 2001 to 2005. Bucknam coached back-to-back MVC men’s cross country champions in Mate Nemeth (2000) and Balazs Csillag (2001). Csillag also earned three MVC track championships and was a two-time track All-American in the distance medley relay and 3,000 meters. A native of Beverley, Mass., Bucknam attended Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., where he was a cross country and track letterman. He was elected cross country co-captain his senior year and is a member of the Norwich Athletic Hall of Fame. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1978. He earned his master’s degree in physical education from Northern Iowa in 1982. He and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of a son, Eric, and a daughter, Kate.

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Doug Case is in his fourth season as an Arkansas assistant coach, charged with the Razorback sprinters, relay teams and pole vault. The 2011-12 season will be his 21st coaching at the collegiate level. The Arkansas sprint crew garnered 20 All-America honors spread among seven student-athletes in 2011. Marek Niit led the way with five accolades, capping a season in which he emerged as an SEC and national sprint contender. During the outdoor season, Niit won the SEC title at 200 meters and finished second in the event at the NCAA Championships. Case also oversaw the emergence of the Razorback relays. Arkansas won its first-ever SEC indoor title in the 4x400 relay with the foursome of Niit, Ben Skidmore, Chris Bilbrew and Neil Braddy. That same group finished third at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the program’s highest finish in the event since 1987. At national outdoor meet, the Razorbacks’ 4x400 relay finished fifth for Arkansas’ first All-America status in the event since the 2000 season. Case’s work did not go unnoticed as he was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) South Central Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year. The 2010 season saw Case’s student-athletes qualify for the NCAA prelims in the 4x100 meter and 4x400-meter relay for the

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first time since the 2005 season. LaShawn Butler also competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 200 meters. Hurdler Caleb Cross was Case’s biggest success story of 2010. The freshman from Newport, Ark., earned All-America honors in the 60-meter hurdles indoors and competed in the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays, indoors and out. Cross’ best indoor time of 7.78 ranks No. 2 in Arkansas school history. His best outdoor time of 13.90 ranks No. 10 in Arkansas school history. During the summer months of 2010, Cross won the USA Junior title in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.64. He earned a spot on Team USA at the World Junior Championships, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Cross successfully made it to the finals after clocking times of 13.56 in the prelims and 13.72 in the semifinals. In the finals, he finished fifth with a time of 13.86. In his first season in Fayetteville, Case’s student-athletes earned two All-America honors, an NCAA Mideast 800-meter title, seven Mideast All-Region honors, an SEC Indoor title and four All-SEC honors. At the SEC Indoor Championships, J-Mee Samuels in the 60 meters and Marek Niit in the 200 meters earned runner-up finishes while Jake Stephens ran the 400-meter leg of the titlewinning distance medley relay. Chris Bilbrew won the 800meter title at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships. Ben Skidmore ran the 400-meter leg of the distance medley relay that set a new school record and earned runner-up honors at the NCAA Championships. In the Arkansas record books, Case’s student-athletes clocked the No. 6 indoor 200-meter time (20.90), the No. 10 indoor 4x400-meter time (3:09.02), the No. 10 outdoor 200meter time (20.78) and the No.5 outdoor 4x100-meter relay time (39.43). As UNI’s assistant coach, Case’s sprinters and pole vaulters earned 43 All-America honors, including national championships in the 800 meters and the pole vault, and 68 NCAA Division I national meet qualifiers. UNI sprinters and vaulters dominated the Missouri Valley Conference over the last eight

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assistant coach doug case records in the 200 meters and 400 meters, both indoors and outdoors Prior to his return to UNI, Case spent three seasons as the men’s head coach at Drake University. Under his guidance, Drake set three school records during the indoor season and its distance medley relay team placed ninth at the NCAA Championships. Before coaching at Drake, Case served as an assistant tcoach at Arkansas State where, during his tenure, ASU’s men’s and women’s programs won nine Sun Belt Conference titles. At ASU, Case was responsible for recruiting 52 outdoor and 49 indoor individual conference champions. His recruiting classes included 39 NCAA Division I national qualifiers, four All-Americans, seven Olympic Trials qualifiers and three Olympians. A former UNI standout as a sprinter, Case established eight school records between 1982 and 1986 and was an all-conference performer in the Mid-Continent Conference. He was a member of the school record-setting outdoor 4x100-meter, 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams, as well as the indoor 4x400-meter relay. Individually, he twice placed second at the AMCU meet in the 100 meters. A native of Marshalltown, Iowa, Case received his bachelor’s degree from UNI in 1987 and then served as a graduate assistant with the Panthers in 1988 and 1989. He and his wife, Chris, have four children: Kelsey, Lauren, Cameron and Regan.

years, crowning 97 individual and relay conference champions. At the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships, UNI’s Tyler Mulder took the half-mile title with a time of 1:49.20. When it comes to the pole vault, Case built UNI into a national leader in the event. He developed three of the greatest vaulters in MVC history in Jacob Pauli, Andre Poljanec and Jarno Kivioja, a trio that claimed 12 MVC championships and eight All-America honors from 1999 to 2007. Both Pauli, who claimed the pole vault NCAA title at the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships and Poljanec competed at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan. Pauli, who owns UNI’s indoor and outdoor school records, also took third at the 2007 USA Outdoor Nationals. Under Case’s guidance, UNI vaulters claimed five of his last eight MVC titles, both indoors and outdoors. In 2007, the Panthers finished 1-2-3 and took four of the top five spots in the MVC indoor pole vault and then claimed four of the top six spots at the outdoor conference meet. Kivioja claimed his second straight Missouri Valley indoor title, while Poljanec took the outdoor crown for the third consecutive season. Poljanec earned the third All-America honor of his career at the NCAA Indoor Championships and was the nation’s No. 1-ranked vaulter outdoors heading into regional competition. Kivioja concluded his career with a berth in the NCAA Outdoor Championships. In all, Case’s sprinters set school records in 10 events since 2001, including the 7.81-second effort by Jarrel Anderson in the 60-meter hurdles in 2007. He also guided Dirk Homewood to a career that included four All-America honors and school

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assistant coach travis geopfert

Travis Geopfert is in his third season as the Razorbacks’ field events and multi-events assistant coach. He came to the University of Arkansas after a six-year stint at the University of Northern Iowa where he served in various coaching positions. Most recently, he served as head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs during the 2008-09 season. Geopfert’s work with Arkansas’ multi-event crew was on full display during the 2011 track and field season with the emergence of freshman Kevin Lazas. During his first season in Fayetteville, Lazas was a two-time All-American in the heptathlon and decathlon and set school records in both events. He was also the runner-up at both the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Championships in the combined events. On its way to the SEC outdoor team title, Arkansas picked up 14 points from Geopfert’s long jump duo of Tarik Batchelor and Raymond Higgs and another 14 points from the decathlon with Lazas in second place, Terry Prentice in fifth and Matt Kirbos in seventh. The success carried over into the summer season as Lazas went on to set the American junior record in the decathlon and win gold medals in the event at the 2011 USA Junior and Pan American Junior Championships. Long jumper Raymond Higgs, competing for his native Bahamas, won his nation’s title and went on to compete at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. In his first season with the Razorbacks, Geopfert coached long jumpers Alain Bailey and Batchelor to a 1-2 finish at the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships and first- and third-place finishes, respectively, at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. Their best indoor marks of 26-9.75 and 26-6.5, respectively, ranked first and third in the NCAA and seventh and 11th in the world for the 2010 indoor season. The success continued during the outdoor campaign with Bailey grabbing the SEC title with a personal-best and a thenworld-leading jump of 27-4.75. Batchelor showed he is a dual threat with fourth-place finishes in both the SEC Indoor and Outdoor triple jump. He also earned NCAA bids in both indoor and outdoor campaigns. In the combined events, Geopfert coached Prentice to a school-record mark of 5,350 points in the heptathlon. Kirbos scored valuable team points placing fifth at the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships with his personal best of 5,042 points, ranking him third in school history. In the decathlon, both Prentice and Kirbos posted career bests at the 2010 SEC Outdoor Championships. High jumper Brede Raa Ellingsen finished fourth at the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships, runner-up at the 2010 SEC Outdoor Championships and fifth at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. His indoor and outdoor bests of 7-2.5 and 7-2.25, respectively, rank him in the top 10 on Arkansas’ alltime lists.

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Also during the 2010 season, Geopfert mentored professional athlete Joe Detmer to become the 66th decathlete in American history to score over 8,000 points. Detmer finished third at the USA Championships with a career-best point total of 8,009 points. In the past seven seasons, Geopfert has coached three Division I and II National Champions, 13 student-athletes to 26 AllAmerica honors, three academic All-Americans, 54 conference champions, 89 all-conference performers, 43 NCAA qualifiers, 43 NCAA outdoor regional qualifiers and 16 USA Championships qualifiers. He was selected as the decathlon coach for the 2009 USA vs. Germany Thorpe Cup by USA Track and Field. Geopfert, with Mario Sategna of the University of Texas’ men’s track and field staff, lead Team USA’s decathletes to a victory over Team Germany. Members of Team USA included three-time Olympian Tom Pappas, 2004 Olympian Paul Terek and three-time Thorpe Cup qualifier Detmer. Geopfert, himself, is a three-time participant in the Thorpe Cup (2003, 2005, 2006). As UNI’s head coach in 2008-09, Geopfert led the Panthers to the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor and Outdoor team titles and was named the 2009 MVC Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year. During his time as head coach, Geopfert’s student-athletes earned four All-America honors and captured 18 MVC event titles. In 2009, Geopfert coached eight NCAA and 15 regional qualifiers, in addition to five student-athletes who competed at the 2009 USA Championships. The UNI men’s team swept the 2009 MVC Outdoor awards with Geopfert winning MVC Coach of the Year, Cory Goos winning MVC Track Athlete of the Year, Mat Clark earning MVC Field Event Athlete of the Year and Terrance Reid named the MVC High Point Scorer. In 2008, Geopfert was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Midwest Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year.

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He coached five-time All-American Raven Cepeda to the No. 7 all-time NCAA heptathlon score. Cepeda was ranked 12th in the world in 2008. He currently holds the MVC and school records in both the heptathlon and decathlon. He was named the MVC Athlete of the Year four times during his career. Cepeda was also a two-time NCAA Midwest Region Field Event Athlete of the Year. Under Geopfert’s guidance, Cepeda became the first MVC student-athlete to win four indoor heptathlon titles. Additionally, Cepeda won three-straight MVC outdoor decathlon titles. Geopfert also coached five-time All-American long jumper, UNI record holder, 2005 MVC Outdoor Field Event Athlete of the Year and 2006 USA Championships seventh-place finisher Cody Eichmeier. At the 2006 NCAA Indoor Championships, under Geopfert’s guidance, Eichmeier long jumped 25-10.5 to finish fourth, good for All-America honors. Additionally, Yuri Litvinski also picked up a fourth-place finish and All-America honors with a triple jump of 53-2.5. At the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships, UNI was the only school to qualify two athletes for each of the multi-event competitions. Cepeda and Mat Clark each earned All-America honors in the men’s heptathlon, while Dani Stipe and Olimpia Nowak both competed in the women’s pentathlon. Additionally, UNI also boasted two competitors in the men’s high jump competition with Ehi Oamen finishing third. At the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Geopfert coached three individuals to All-America honors. Cepeda and Clark each tallied All-America efforts in the

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decathlon, while Oamen notched another All-America status in the high jump. High jumpers Oamen and Julian Morris both qualified for 2008 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships with Oamen finishing third and sixth, respectively. Geopfert’s student-athletes have also seen success in the throwing events. In 2008, Marcin Kazubowski was a national qualifier in javelin, throwing a UNI school record of 220-10. At the 2004 MVC Outdoor Championships, Derrick Benner took the hammer title with a UNI school-record and regional-qualifying toss of 202-6. Mike Miller was the 2004 MVC Champion and a regional qualifier in the discus with his throw of 181-7. Additionally, Geopfert coached three of the 19 decathletes at the 2008 USA Olympic Trials in Cepeda, Clark and Detmer. Prior to his return to UNI, Geopfert served as assistant track and field coach at Central Missouri. During the 2003 indoor season, Geopfert’s athletes scored 25 points at the NCAA Championships, including NCAA titles in the high jump and triple jump. During his time as a student-athlete at UNI, Geopfert was an All-American and a three-time MVC Champion. During his post-collegiate career, he was a two-time Drake Relays decathlon champion, a three-time member of the U.S. vs. Germany decathlon duel team and a six-time USA Championships decathlon qualifier. Originally from Panora, Iowa, Geopfert earned his bachelor’s degree from UNI in 2002. He and his wife, Nicole, reside in Fayetteville.

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support staff

Danny Green

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Aki Tajima

Zach Lawson

Director of Operations 17th Year

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Second Year

Media Relations Second Year

Danny Green is in his 17th year as the director of operations for the University of Arkansas men’s cross country and track and field programs. A former Razorback runner, Green came back to the UA after spending 18 months as a counselor for troubled teens at Youth Bridge. As the director of cross country and track and field operations, Green is responsible for a myriad of duties including management of the Razorbacks’ equipment needs, management of home meets at John McDonnell Field and the coordination of details in the coaches’ recruiting efforts and the team’s travel arrangements. Green aspires to further his track career in the future as a collegiate head coach. A 1995 graduate of Arkansas, Green earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology while competing for former head coach John McDonnell. He was a member of nine NCAA Championship Razorback squads. Primarily a distance runner, Green earned All-America honors in the 5,000-meter run at the 1993 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Green is married to the former Sarah Martucci. They have one daughter, Sophie Jane, and two sons, Wyatt and Roman.

Aki Tajima begins his second season as the graduate assistant athletic trainer for the University of Arkansas men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. Tajima joined the Razorbacks from Texas State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2010. During his time in San Marcos, he worked with the football, track and field and women’s soccer teams. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Kinesiology with a mjor in biomechanics and an expected graduation date of May 2012. Tajima is a native of Gifu, Japan. In continued experiences with athletic training, Tajima has held internships with the Kansas City Wizards in Kansas City, Mo., the USA National Track and Field Team in Osaka, Japan, during the 2007 IAAF World Championships and the California Medicine Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

Zach Lawson is in his fifth year at Arkansas, fourth as a full-time member of the Athletic Media Relations staff and second with the Razorback cross country and track and field programs. He served as an intern during the 2007-08 academic year prior to a promotion to assistant media relations director. Lawson is the primary media relations contact for the Razorback men’s and women’s track and field teams and volleyball team, in addition to past duties with the baseball, soccer and softball teams. He was the media coordinator for the 2010 NCAA Fayetteville Regional played at Baum Stadium and 2011 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center. As an intern, he worked with Arkansas’ men’s golf and men’s tennis teams. He served as the media coordinator for the 2008 Southeastern Conference Men’s Tennis Championship and was the assistant editor of the Razorback basketball game day programs. Prior to joining the Arkansas staff, Lawson worked as an intern at the National Collegiate Athletic Associate during the 2006-07 academic season as member of the public and media relations group within Branding and Communications. A native of Carrollton, Texas, Lawson graduated from Texas Tech University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in editorial journalism.

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history and records

Dorian Ulrey was a nine-time All-American during his Razorback career, capped by his national runner-up finish at 1,500 meter in 2011.

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razorback olympians ESPEN BORGE (Norway)

1988 Seoul Steeplechase Was a two-time All-American at Arkansas - On the distance medley relay team that finished second at the 1985 Indoor Championship - Finished third in the 1986 outdoor 1,500 meters.

CALVIN DAVIS (United States) 1996 Atlanta

400-Meter Hurdles (Bronze) Brought home the bronze medal with a time of 47.96 - Never competed in any hurdle event while at Arkansas - Won national championships in the outdoor 400 meters (1993), indoor 400 meters (1994) and indoor distance medley relay (1994) - Was a six-time All-American.

NIALL BRUTON (Ireland) 1996 Atlanta

1,500 Meters Was a three-time NCAA Champion - Won back-to-back championships in the indoor mile in 1993 (4:00.05) and 1994 (3:59:34) - Ran on the indoor distance medley relay team that won with a time of 9:30.07 in 1994.

PAUL DONOVAN (Ireland)

1992 Barcelona 5,000 Meters 1984 Los Angeles 5,000 Meters Three-time NCAA Champion at Arkansas - Captured all three NCAA titles indoors - Won the 1,500 meters in 1985 - Added the 3,000 meters and 3,200meter relay in 1986 - A 10-time All-American.

MIKE CONLEY (United States)

1996 Atlanta Triple Jump 1992 Barcelona Triple Jump (Gold) 1984 Los Angeles Triple Jump (Silver) Set an Olympic record in winning a gold medal in the triple jump at the 1992 games -Was a nine-time NCAA Champion Earned All-America honors 17 times during his Razorback career - Swept the indoor and outdoor long jump championships in 1984 and 1985 - Won the outdoor triple jump championship in 1984 and 1985 - Was a three-time champion in the indoor triple jump (1983-85).

KENNY EVANS (United States)

2000 Sydney High Jump Was an eight-time All-American - Was the 1998 and 2001 NCAA Indoor high jump champion - Was a three-time SEC Indoor high jump champion in 1999 (7-4.5), 2000 (7-0.5) and 2001 (7-1.75) - Was the 1998 SEC Outdoor high jump champion - Jumped a career best 7-7 at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

EDRICK FLOREAL (Canada) DOUG CONSIGLIO (Canada) 1988 Seoul

1,500 Meters Holds the Canadian national records in the 1,000 meters, the mile and the 1,500 meters - Ran on the 1985 indoor distance medley team that finished second at the NCAA Championships - Also earned All-America honors in the indoor 1,000 meters (1986) and outdoor 1,500 meters (1986).

ALISTAIR CRAGG (Ireland) 2008 Beijing 2004 Athens

1,500/5,000 Meters 5,000 Meters A 13-time All-American and seven-time NCAA Champion - Captured consecutive indoor 3,000 (2003-04) and 5,000 meter (2002-04) titles - Won the 2003 NCAA outdoor 5,000 title and 2004 NCAA 10,000 crown - A nine-time SEC Champion In 2004 claimed the league’s indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters and the outdoor 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs - In 2003 won the indoor mile and 3,000 meters and the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 - Also named as a two-time SEC Male Athlete of the Year.

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1992 Barcelona Long Jump 1988 Seoul Triple Jump Second triple jumper in Razorback history to win threestraight NCAA triple jump championships (1988-90) Added two indoor triple jump championships in 1989 and 1990 - An eight-time All-American - Won the Canadian National triple jump championship.

TYSON GAY (United States) 2008 Beijing

100 Meters 4x100-Meter Relay He was the 2007 World and USA Champion in the 100 meters and 200 meters and 2008 USA Champion in the 100 meters.

MATT HEMINGWAY (United States)

2004 Athens High Jump (Silver) A four-time All-American during his Arkansas career (19921996) - Won the 1995 SEC Indoor high jump title with 7-4.5 - Captured the silver medal in Athens with a clearance of 7-8.

GRAHAM HOOD (Canada)

1996 Atlanta 1,500 Meters 1992 Barcelona 1,500 Meters Won an NCAA title in the 1994 indoor 1,500 meters - Ran on the 1994 indoor distance medley relay for his second title - Garnered nine All-America certificates — Injuries kept him from competing in the 1996 Games.

ROBERT HOWARD (United States)

2000 Sydney Triple Jump 1996 Atlanta Triple Jump In Sydney, qualified for finals with a jump of 55-6.5 - Finished seventh after a leap of 5511.25 - Competed in the Atlanta games before his junior year at Arkansas - Was one of four current and former Razorbacks to make the triple jump finals - Jumped 55-5.5 in the finals to finish eighth Was a 10-time NCAA Champion - Tallied four long jump titles (two indoor and two outdoor) and six triple jump titles (three indoor and three outdoor) during his career - An 11-time All-American.

SEAN KALEY (Canada) 2000 Sydney

10,000 Meters Competed in the 10,000 meters and ran 28:36.07 in the semifinals - Was a nine-time AllAmerican during his Razorback career - Grabbed three consecutive SEC titles in the 5,000 meters in 1997, ‘98 and ‘99 Finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 5,000 meters in 1997 and 1998 - Finished third in the indoor 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters in 1999.

DANIEL LINCOLN (United States)

2004 Athens Steeplechase Was the 2004 United States Champion in 3,000-meter steeplechase - A four-time NCAA champion - Claimed threestraight (2001-03) national 3,000-meter steeplechase titles and 10,000-meter championship (2003) - A 14-time AllAmerican - Also captured seven SEC titles - He won two indoor 5,000 meter trophies (200203) - During outdoors he was a three-time steeplechase champion (2001-03) and in 2002 he claimed the 5,000 and 10,000-meter titles.

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razorback olympians MELVIN LISTER (United States)

2004 Athens Triple Jump 2000 Sydney Long Jump Was the 2004 United States Champion in the triple jump after recording a career-best and world-leading mark of 58-4 at the Trials - It was the best triple jump in the world since 2002 Also became the first athlete in the history of the U.S. Olympic Trials to win both the long and triple jumps In 2000 he won the long jump - In Sydney he was unable to advance to the finals after suffering an injury - Earned All-America honors eight times during his two years at Arkansas - Was the 2000 SEC Indoor triple jump champion - Won the NCAA triple title in 1999 and 2000 and the long jump in 2000 - Grabbed two national outdoor titles in the long jump (1999) and triple jump (2000).

FRANK O’MARA (Ireland)

1992 Barcelona 5,000 Meters 1988 Seoul 5,000 Meters 1984 Los Angeles 5,000 Meters Won the 1983 NCAA outdoor 1,500 meter national championship - Was a three-time AllAmerican - Ran on the 1980 and 1981 distance medley relay teams that finished fourth and fifth, respectively - Was the third Razorback to earn a national title - Won the 1989 Indoor World Championship in the 3,000 meters.

NIALL 0’SHAUGHNESSY (Ireland)

1976 Montreal 800/1,500 Meters Recognized as one of the early leaders in Arkansas’ climb to national prominence in track A six-time All-American - Competed in the 880 yards, 1,000 yards, mile and 1,500 meters - Also ran cross country where he finished seventh at the 1976 NCAA Championship - Finished second in the indoor mile at the 1977 and 1978 indoor championships.

REUBEN REINA (United States)

1992 Barcelona 5,000 Meters Won back-to-back NCAA championships in the indoor 3,000 meters in 1990 and 1991 - Was a two-time cross country AllAmerican (1986 & 1987) - Also earned All-America honors in the mile, 3,000 meters (two indoor) and 5,000 meters (two outdoor, one indoor).

BRANDON ROCK (United States)

1996 Atlanta 800 Meters Was the NCAA 800-meter champion (outdoor) in 1995 - Earned All-America honors three times while at Arkansas - Ran on the 1995 indoor distance medley relay team that finished sixth - Also finished fifth in the 800 meter indoor championship (1995).

JEROME ROMAIN (Dominica)

2008 Beijing Coaching Staff 1996 Atlanta Triple Jump Was one of four current and former Razorbacks to qualify for the finals - A five-time AllAmerican at Arkansas - Finished second in the triple jump at the NCAA Championship three times.

CLYDE SCOTT (United States)

1948 London 110-Meter Hurdles (Silver) Arkansas’ first track Olympian and national champion - Won the silver medal in a race so close, a photo finish was required to determine the winner - His football responsibilities prevented him from qualifying for the U.S. 4x100-meter relay team - Won outdoor 110-meter hurdles national championship in 1948.

WALLACE SPEARMON, JR. (United States) 2008 Beijing

200 Meters The American and collegiate record holder in the indoor 200 meters and a three-time NCAA Champion - Earned six All-America honors and four All-SEC honors - Also a SEC Champion - He won World Championships gold in the 4x100 and a bronze (2007) and a silver (2005) in the 200 meters.

BRIAN WELLMAN (Bermuda)

2000 Sydney Triple Jump 1996 Atlanta Triple Jump 1992 Barcelona Triple Jump 1988 Seoul Triple Jump Has competed in four Olympics - Made it to the finals in the last two - A pulled hamstring hampered his efforts in the 1988 games - Won back-to-back outdoor triple jump championships in 1991 and 1992 - A three-time All-American at Arkansas.

LEE YODER (United States)

1952 Helsinki 400-Meter Hurdles One of the Southwest Conference’s best in his time - Was Arkansas’ second track Olympian - Eliminated in the semifinals at the 1952 games - Finished second at 1952 NCAA Championships in the 400-meter hurdles to earn All-America honors.

GODFREY SIAMUSIYE (Zambia) MICHAEL POWER (Australia) 2000 Sydney

5,000 Meters Was a nine-time All-American during his Razorback career Grabbed consecutive SEC cross country championships in 1998 and 1999 - At the 1999 SEC Indoor Championships, was the winner of the mile (4:01.8) and the 3,000 meters (7:56.06) - Was the 1998 SEC outdoor champion for the 5,000 meters - Finished second at the 1999 NCAA Cross Country Championships.

1996 Atlanta Steeplechase 1992 Barcelona 5,000 Meters Made it to the semifinals in the steeplechase - Finished 10th during his heat with a time of 8:37.41 - Won the 1995 and 1996 NCAA cross country championship - Also won backto-back championships in the outdoor 10,000 meters (1995 and 1996).

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NCAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

NCAA Championships - 11 Titles

Year UA Points Runner-up Points Margin Host 1984 101 Arizona 111 10 Penn State 1986 69 Dartmouth 141 72 Arizona 1987 87 Dartmouth 119 32 Virginia 1990 68 Iowa State 96 28 Tennessee 1991 52 Iowa State 114 62 Arizona 1992 46 Wisconsin 87 41 Indiana 1993 31 Brigham Young 153 122 Lehigh 1995 100 N. Arizona 142 42 Iowa State 1998 97 Stanford 114 17 Kansas 1999 58 Wisconsin 185 127 Indiana 2000 83 Colorado 94 11 Iowa State Bold – Denotes lowest point total and largest winning margins Years Participated (Finish) 1957 (13th), 1958 (9th), 1966 (25th), 1972 (26th), 1974 (27th), 1975 (13th), 1976 (10th), 1977 (21st), 1978 (10th), 1979 (10th), 1980 (2nd), 1981 (3rd), 1982 (3rd), 1983 (5th), 1984 (1st), 1985 (2nd), 1986 (1st), 1987 (1st), 1988 (10th), 1989 (5th), 1990 (1st), 1991 (1st), 1992 (1st), 1993 (1st), 1994 (10th), 1995 (1st), 1996 (2nd), 1997 (2nd), 1998 (1st), 1999 (1st), 2000 (1st), 2001 (3rd), 2002 (6th), 2003 (5th), 2004 (3rd), 2005 (2nd), 2006 (5th), 2007 (23rd), 2008 (28th), 2009 (26th), 2010 (10th).

NCAA Individual Champions Joe Falcon - 1987

One of the most decorated distance runners in Arkansas history, Joe Falcon compiled seven NCAA titles, 15 SEC crowns and was named an All-American 11 times. He was the 3,000-meter champion in 1987 and 1988, indoor mile champ in 1988, outdoor 10,000-meter champion in 1987, outdoor 1,500-meter champion in 1988 and NCAA cross country champion in 1987. His NCAA win in 1987 propelled Arkansas to its third NCAA Cross Country team title. Falcon and the squad recorded a team score of 87 to edge out Dartmouth (119 points). Falcon was ranked among the top distance runners in the world throughout his career by Track and Field News, including a No. 1 ranking at 5,000 meters in 1989 and 1,500 meters in 1990. He was the champion of the annual Oslo Dream Mile in 1990 in Oslo, Norway with a time of 3:49.31, a race that saw his fastest 1,500-meter split: 3:33.6.

Godfrey Siamusiye - 1995, 1996

A two-time Olympian for his native Zambia, Godfrey Siamusiye competed at 5,000 meters in the 1992 Barcelona Games and in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the 1996 games in Atlanta. He finished 10th in his semifinal heat of the steeplechase with a time of 8:37.41. At Arkansas he was a two-time NCAA Champion in cross country (1995-96), and a back-toback champion in the outdoor 10,000 meters (1995-96). Siamusiye’s race win in 1995 led Arkansas to its eighth NCAA Cross Country team title. The ‘95 squad scored 100 points to beat Northern Arizona’s 142 points. Arkansas earned an NCAA runner-up finish in the team race behind Siamusiye’s win in 1996. His individual exploits translated into team success for Arkansas. He was a member of four NCAA-title teams as the Razorbacks pulled off the national triple crown in 1995 and captured the 1996 outdoor crown. Siamusiye also helped Arkansas to five SEC team titles, the league triple crown in 1995 in addition to the 1996 cross country and outdoor team honors.

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NCAA CROSS COUNTRY REGIONALS

NCAA Regional Championships - 32 Titles

Year UA Points Runner-Up Points 1976 39 SMU 53 1978 30 Rice 83 1979 26 Houston 111 1980 27 Houston 90 1981 28 Texas 78 1982 15 Texas A&M 98 1983 28 Texas 55 1984 33 Texas 76 1985 26 Texas 47 1986 49 Texas 49 1987 26 Rice 75 1988 28 Texas 57 1990 42 Texas 43 1991 28 Baylor 43 1992 28 Texas 82 1993 25 Texas 74 1994 28 Baylor 64 1995 28 SMU 86 1996 27 Texas 81 1997 29 UT- San Antonio 88 1998 21 Tulane 105 1999 26 Texas A&M 84 2000 45 Texas 91 2001 56 Texas 115 2002 47 SMU 49 2003 54 Texas A&M 73 2004 34 Texas 51 2005 33 Texas 46 2006 24 Texas 51 2007 37 Texas 52 2009 47 Texas 74 2010 30 Texas 66 Bold – Denotes lowest point total and largest winning margins

Margin Site 14 n/a 53 n/a 85 n/a 63 n/a 50 Georgetown, Texas 83 Austin, Texas 27 Georgetown, Texas 43 Austin, Texas 21 Georgetown, Texas 0 n/a 49 n/a 29 Denton, Texas 1 Denton, Texas 15 Denton, Texas 54 Denton, Texas 49 Denton, Texas 36 College Station, Texas 58 College Station, Texas 54 Denton, Texas 59 Denton, Texas 84 Denton, Texas 58 Denton, Texas 46 Denton, Texas 59 College Station, Texas 2 Waco, Texas 19 Waco, Texas 17 Waco, Texas 13 Waco, Texas 27 Waco, Texas 15 Fayetteville, Ark. 27 Waco, Texas 36 Waco, Texas

Years Participated (Finish) 1976 (1st), 1977 (N/A), 1978 (1st), 1979 (1st), 1980 (1st), 1981 (1st), 1982 (1st), 1983 (1st), 1984 (1st), 1985 (1st), 1986 (1st), 1987 (1st), 1988 (10th), 1989 (N/A), 1990 (1st), 1991 (1st), 1992 (1st), 1993 (1st), 1994 (1st), 1995 (1st), 1996 (1st), 1997 (1st), 1998 (1st), 1999 (1st), 2000 (1st), 2001 (1st), 2002 (1st), 2003 (1st), 2004 (1st), 2005 (1st), 2006 (1st), 2007 (1st), 2008 (2nd), 2009 (1st), 2010 (1st), 2011 (3rd).

NCAA Regional Individual Champions - 19 Titles Year 1978 1980 1982 1984 1985 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998

Winner Time Mark Muggleton n/a David Taylor n/a Tony Leonard 29:51 Roland Reina 30:30 Chris Zinn 29:22 Reuben Reina 30:44 Eric Henry 30:39 Eric Henry 31:00 David Welsh 30:25 Niall Bruton 31:08 Jason Bunston 30:06 Godfrey Siamusiye 30:11 Godfrey Siamusiye 31:03 Ryan Wilson 30:57 Michael Power 30:59

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Winner Time Michael Power 30:07 Alistair Cragg 29:45 Josphat Boit 29:43 Dorian Ulrey 30:24.6

Dorian Ulrey was the last Razorback to win the individual regional title with his race victory in 2009.

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SWC/SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS - XC

Conference Championships - 36 Titles

Southwest Conference - 17 Titles Year UA Points Runner-up Points Margin Site 1974 30 Rice 61 31 Houston, Texas 1975 36 Texas 74 38 Houston, Texas 1976 29 Texas 71 42 Lubbock, Texas 1977 59 Rice 63 4 Waco, Texas 1978 29 Rice 62 33 Fayetteville, Ark. 1979 36 Rice 66 30 Willis, Texas 1980 23 Texas 71 48 Dallas, Texas 1981 32 Texas 67 35 College Station, Texas 1982 21 Texas 70 49 Georgetown, Texas 1983 29 Texas 42 13 Houston, Texas 1984 35 Texas 88 53 Lubbock, Texas 1985 26 Texas 60 34 Georgetown, Texas 1986 21 Texas 47 26 Waco, Texas 1987 38 Rice 67 29 Fayetteville, Ark. 1988 24 Texas 48 24 Willis, Texas 1989 27 Texas 53 26 Dallas, Texas 1990 15 Texas 51 36 College Station, Texas Bold – Denotes lowest point total and largest winning margins.

Michael Power

Years Participated (Finish) 1949 (2nd), 1950 (1st), 1951 (1st), 1952 (N/A), 1953 (N/A), 1954 (N/A), 1955 (N/A), 1956 (1st), 1957 (1st), 1958 (1st), 1959 (1st), 1960 (N/A), 1961 (4th), 1962 (2nd), 1963 (2nd), 1964 (2nd), 1965 (2nd), 1966 (1st), 1967 (3rd), 1968 (5th), 1969 (6th), 1970 (3rd), 1971 (5th), 1972 (4th), 1973 (2nd), 1974 (1st), 1975 (1st), 1976 (1st), 1977 (1st), 1978 (1st), 1979 (1st), 1980 (1st), 1981 (1st), 1982 (1st), 1983 (1st), 1984 (1st), 1985 (1st), 1986 (1st), 1987 (1st), 1988 (1st), 1989 (1st), 1990 (1st). Southeastern Conference - 19 Titles Year UA Points Runner-up Points Margin Site 1991 15 Tennessee 88 73 Athens, Ga. 1992 23 Tennessee 96 73 Lexington, Ky. 1993 18 Tennessee 75 57 Baton Rouge, La. 1994 38 Tennessee 42 4 Fayetteville, Ark. 1995 32 Tennessee 58 26 Starkville, Miss. 1996 15 Alabama 64 49 Oxford, Miss. 1997 19 Alabama 66 47 Columbia, S.C. 1998 19 Tennessee 63 44 Knoxville, Tenn. 1999 17 Tennessee 59 42 Nashville, Tenn. 2000 27 Alabama 43 16 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 2001 24 Alabama 85 61 Auburn, Ala. 2002 31 Alabama 52 21 Gainesville, Fla. 2003 33 Georgia 58 25 Athens, Ga. 2004 23 Florida 72 49 Fayetteville, Ark. 2005 23 Alabama 73 50 Columbia, S.C. Shawn Forrest 2006 21 Florida 73 52 Baton Rouge, La. 2007 36 Florida 74 38 Lexington, Ky. 2010 34 Alabama 62 28 Columbia, S.C. 2011 33 Florida 66 33 Knoxville, Tenn. Bold – Denotes lowest point total and largest winning margins. Years Participated (Finish) 1991 (1st), 1992 (1st), 1993 (1st), 1994 (1st), 1995 (1st), 1996 (1st), 1997 (1st), 1998 (1st), 1999 (1st), 2000 (1st), 2001 (1st), 2002 (1st), 2003 (1st), 2004 (1st), 2005 (1st), 2006 (1st), 2007 (1st), 2008 (3rd), 2009 (2nd), 2010 (1st), 2011 (1st).

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INDOOR RECORDS 55 Meters

University of Arkansas Randal Tyson Track Center SEC Meet Collegiate 6.22 – Vincent Henderson Not Run 6.06 – Tim Harden 5.67 – Kareem Kelly Nebraska Double Dual Meet, 1994 Kentucky, 1996 USC, 2000

60 Meters

6.63 – J-Mee Samuels SEC Championships, 2009

6.46 – Terrance Trammell USA, 2003

6.48 – Leonard Scott Tennessee, 2001

200 Meters

20.10 – Wallace Spearmon, Jr. NCAA Championships, 2005 (AR, CR)

20.10 – Wallace Spearmon, Jr. Arkansas, 2005 (AR, CR)

20.35 – Wallace Spearmon, Jr. 20.10 – Wallace Spearmon, Jr. Arkansas, 2005 Arkansas, 2005 (AR)

300 Meters Not Run

31.88 – Wallace Spearmon, Jr. Nike, 2006 (WR, AR)

Not Run

Not Run

400 Meters

45.29 – Terry Gatson NCAA Championships, 2005

44.57 – Kerron Clement Florida, 2005 (WR, AR, CR)

44.80 – Kirani James Alabama, 2011

44.57 – Kerron Clement Florida, 2005 (WR, AR)

800 Meters

1:45.95 – Dirk Heinze NCAA Championships, 2001

1:45.33 – Patrick Nduwimana Arizona, 2001

1:46.28 – Mark Everett Florida, 1990

1:44.84 – Paul Ereng Virginia, 1989

Mile

3:55.40 – Niall O’Shaugnessy Missouri, 1977

3:49.89 – Bernard Lagat Kenya, 2005 (AR)

3:59.40 – Steve Bolt Alabama, 1976

3:55.0 – Tony Waldrop North Carolina, 1974

3,000 Meters

7:38.59 – Alistair Cragg NCAA Championships, 2004 (CR)

7:35.65 – Boaz Chewboiywo Kenya, 2006

7:55.56 – Dorian Ulrey Arkansas, 2009

7:38.59 – Alistair Cragg Arkansas, 2004

5,000 Meters

13:28.93 – Alistair Cragg NCAA Championships, 2003

13:17.89 – Bekana Daba adidas, 2009

13:42.95 – Alistair Cragg Arkansas, 2004

13:18.12 – Galen Rupp Oregon, 2009 (AR)

55-Meter Hurdles 7.18 – Fred Cleary Not Run Razorback Invitational, 1985

7.14 – Aries Merritt Tennessee, 2006

6.36 – Renaldo Nehemiah Maryland, 1979

60-Meter Hurdles 7.64 – Michael Thomas NCAA Championships, 2003

7.42 – Terrance Trammell USA, 2003

7.55 – Ron Bramlett Alabama, 2001

7.47 – Reggie Torian Wisconsin, 1997

4x400-Meter Relay 3:03.34 – DuPont, Cleary, Moss, Haley, Northern Arizona Inv., 1985

3:01.96 – USA, 2006 (Clement, Spearmon, Williamson, Wariner) (AR)

3:04.75 – Florida, 2005 (Clarke, Middleton, Pastor, Clement)

3:03.51 – Florida, 2005 (Clarke, Middleton, Pastor, Clement)

6.45 – Leonard Myles-Mils BYU, 1999

Distance Medley 9:28.35 – Alex McClary, Skidmore, 9:25.97 – Texas, 2008 Relay Bilbrew, Ulrey, UW Invitational, 2009 (Miller, Fortson, Hernandez, Manzano) (WR, AR, CR)

9:40.23 – Arkansas, 1999 9:25.97 – Texas, 2008 (Lassiter, Chukwuma, Karanu, (Miller, Fortson, Hernandez, Kerry) Manzano) (WR, AR, CR)

High Jump

7-7.25 – Ray Doakes SEC Championships, 1994

7-7.75 – Mark Boswell Texas, 2000

7-7.25 – Ray Doakes Arkansas, 1994

7-9.25 – Hollis Conway Southwestern Louisiana, 1989

Pole Vault

17-10.5 – Troy Smith SWC Championships, 1988

19-2.25 – Jeff Hartwig USA, 2000

18-8.25 – Lawrence Johnson Tennessee, 1994

19-2.25 – Jacob Davis Texas, 1999

Long Jump

27-8 – Erick Walder NCAA Championships, 1994

27-7.25 – Savante Stringfellow USA, 2004

27-0 – Miguel Pate Alabama, 2002

28-2.25 – Miguel Pate Alabama, 2002

Triple Jump

57-1 – Mike Conley TAC Championships, 1985

56-11.5 – Christian Taylor Florida, 2011

56-11.5 – Christian Taylor Florida, 2011

57-5 Charlie Simpkins Baptist, 1986

Shot Put

66-6.5 – Scott Lofquist SWC Championships, 1984

73-6 – Adam Nelson Nike, 2008

66-8 – Brad Snyder South Carolina, 1998

71-3.5 – Ryan Whiting Arizona State, 2008

Weight Throw

60-4.5 – Tony Ugoh SEC Championships, 2005

78-9.75 – Libor Charfreitag SMU, 2001

76-5 – Cory Martin Auburn, 2007

82-3.5 – Kibwe Johnson Ashland, 2007

Heptathlon

5,674 points – Kevin Lazas SEC Championships, 2011

6499 points – Ashton Eaton Oregon, 2010

6,035 points – Maurice Smith 6,499 points – Ashton Eaton Auburn, 2005 Oregon, 2010

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NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

NCAA Championships - 19 Titles

UA in the NCAA Indoor Record Book

Team Championships: 19 – 1st Year UA Points Runner-up Points Margin Site Individual Championships: 53 – 1st 1984 38 Iowa State 36 2 Syracuse, N.Y. Individual Titles (Year): 6, 1994 – 1st 1985 70 Tennessee 29 41 Syracuse, N.Y. UA Individuals 1986 49 Villanova 22 27 Okla. City, Okla. Individual Titles (Career): 6 – 2nd 1987 39 SMU 31 8 Okla. City, Okla. Erick Walder (Long Jump – 1992-94; Triple Jump – 1992-94) Individual Titles (Year): 2 1988 34 Illinois 29 5 Ok;a. City, Okla. Michael Conley, 1984-85 (Long Jump, Triple Jump) 1989 34 Florida 31 3 Indianapolis, Ind. Joe Falcon, 1988 (Mile, 3,000 Meters) 1990 44 Florida 29 15 Indianapolis, Ind. Erick Walder, 1992-94 (Long Jump, Triple Jump) 1991 34 Georgetown 27 7 Indianapolis, Ind. Robert Howard, 1997 (Long Jump, Triple Jump) Alistair Cragg, 2003-04 (3,000 Meters, 5,000 Meters) 1992 53 Clemson 46 7 Indianapolis, Ind. Repeat Champions: 4 1993 66 Clemson 30 36 Indianapolis, Ind. Michael Conley (Triple Jump – 1983-85) 1994 94 Tennessee 40 54 Indianapolis, Ind. Erick Walder (Long Jump – 1992-94, Triple Jump – 1992-94) 1995 59 Tenn./G. Mason 26 33 Indianapolis, Ind. Robert Howard (Triple Jump – 1996-98) Alistair Cragg (5,000 Meters – 2002-04) 1997 59 Auburn 27 32 Indianapolis, Ind. NCAA Meet Records 1998 56 Stanford 36.5 19.5 Indianapolis, Ind. 200 Meters: 20.10 – Wallace Spearmon Jr., 2005 1999 65 Stanford 42.5 22.5 Indianapolis, Ind. 500 Meters: 59.82 – Roddie Haley, 1986 2000 69.5 Stanford 52 17.5 Fayetteville, Ark. 1,500 Meters: 3:43.48 – Paul Donovan, 1985 3,000 Meters: 7:38.59 - Alistair Cragg, 2004 2003 54 Auburn 30 24 Fayetteville, Ark. 5,000 Meters: 13:28.93 – Alistair Cragg, 2003 2005 56 Florida 46 10 Fayetteville, Ark. 2006 53 LSU 45 8 Fayetteville, Ark. Bold - Highest point total and largest winning margin. * -- Total adjusted for vacated points

Years Participated (Finish) 1975 (T-44th), 1977 (T-21st), 1978 (T-17th), 1979 (T-31st), 1980 (T-37th), 1981 (T-11th), 1982 (2nd), 1983 (3rd), 1984 (1st), 1985 (1st), 1986 (1st), 1987 (1st), 1988 (1st), 1989 (1st), 1990 (1st), 1991 (1st), 1992 (1st), 1993 (1st), 1994 (1st), 1995 (1st), 1996 (3rd), 1997 (1st), 1998 (1st), 1999 (1st), 2000 (1st), 2001 (3rd), 2002 (4th), 2003 (1st), 2004 (2nd)*, 2005 (1st), 2006 (1st), 2007 (7th), 2008 (6th), 2009 (8th), 2010 (5th), 2011 (T-22nd).

NCAA Event Championships - 53 Titles (including four relays) 1982 Randy Stephens 1,000 Yards

2:07.37

1983 Mike Conley

Triple Jump

56-6.25

1984 Mike Conley

Long Jump Triple Jump

1985 Mike Conley Long Jump Triple Jump Paul Donovan 1,500 Meters

Triple Jump 3,000 Meters

54-10.75 7:56.62

1991 Reuben Reina

3,000 Meters

7:50.99

25-8 55-8

1992 Erick Walder

Long Jump Triple Jump

26-3.25 55.475

25-10.25 55-11.75 3:43.48

1993 Erick Walder Niall Bruton

Long Jump Triple Jump Mile

26-3.5 55-3.75 4:00.05

1986 Paul Donovan 3,000 Meters 4x800-Meter Relay Roddie Haley 500M Keith Iovine 4x800-Meter Relay Wayne Moncrieffe 4x800-Meter Relay Matt Taylor 4x800-Meter Relay

7:54.60 7:20.72 59.82 7:20.72 7:20.72 7:20.72

1987 Lorenzo Brown 4x800-Meter Relay Joe Falcon 3,000 Meters Roddie Haley 500 Meters William Looney 4x800-Meter Relay Wayne Moncrieffe 4x800-Meter Relay Matt Taylor 4x800-Meter Relay

7:18.67 7:56.79 59.90 7:18.67 7:18.67 7:18.67

1988 Joe Falcon 1989 Joe Falcon Edrick Floreal

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1990 Edrick Floreal Reuben Reina

Mile 3,000 Meters

3:59.78 7:55.80

Mile Triple Jump

3:58.06 56.65

1994 Brian Baker Jason Bunston Niall Bruton Calvin Davis Graham Hood Erick Walder 1995 Jason Bunston

Distance Medley 5,000 Meters Mile Distance Medley 400 Meters Distance Medley Distance Medley Long Jump Triple Jump

9:30.07 13:48.07 3:59.34 9:30.07 46.18 9:30.07 9:30.07 27-8 56-6.75

3,000 Meters

8:06.81

1996 Robert Howard Triple Jump Ryan Wilson 3,000 Meters

54-10.75 7:51.66

1997 Robert Howard Long Jump Triple Jump

26-9.25 55-11

1998 Kenny Evans High Jump Robert Howard Triple Jump

7-6 54-1.25

1999 Melvin Lister

Triple Jump

55-0.75

2000 Melvin Lister

Long Jump Triple Jump

26-8.5 54-7.5

2002 Alistair Cragg

5,000 Meters

13:49.80

2003 Alistair Cragg 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Chris Mulvaney Mile

7:55.68 13:28.93 4:05.70

2004 Alistair Cragg

7:55.29 13:39.63

2005 Wallace Spearmon Jr.

3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters 200 Meters

2006 Josphat Boit 5,000 Meters Jaanus Uudmae Triple Jump Adam Perkins Distance Medley Jeremy Dodson Distance Medley Brian Roe Distance Medley Said Ahmed Distance Medley 2008 Nkosinza Balumbu 2010 Dorian Ulrey

20.10

13:49.93 54-4.5 9:37.02 9:37.02 9:37.02 9:37.02

Triple Jump

54-3.25

3,000 Meters

8:10.52

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CONFERENCE INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Conference Championships - 29 Titles

Edrick Floreal

Southwest Conference - 12 Titles Year UA Points Runner-up Points Margin Site 1979 92 Houston 71 21 Fort Worth, Texas 1981 96 Houston 81 15 Fort Worth, Texas 1982 129 Texas 87 42 Fort Worth, Texas 1983 147 Houston 63 84 Fort Worth, Texas 1984 118 Baylor 82 36 Fort Worth, Texas 1985 156 Baylor 60 96 Fort Worth, Texas 1986 92 Texas A&M 61 31 Fort Worth, Texas 1987 93 Texas 59 34 Fort Worth, Texas 1988 143.5 Houston 89 54.5 Fort Worth, Texas 1989 130 Baylor 70 60 Houston, Texas 1990 146.5 Baylor 83.25 63.25 Fort Worth, Texas 1991 151 Baylor 93 58 Fort Worth, Texas Bold – Denotes highest point total and largest winning margins. Years Participated (Finish) 1978 (3rd), 1979 (1st), 1980 (2nd), 1981 (1st), 1982 (1st), 1983 (1st), 1984 (1st), 1985 (1st), 1986 (1st), 1987 (1st), 1988 (1st), 1989 (1st), 1990 (1st), 1991 (1st). Southeastern Conference - 17 Titles Year UA Points Runner-up Points Margin Site 1992 146 Florida 123 23 Gainesville, Fla. 1993 156 Tennessee 81 75 Baton Rouge, La. 1994 157.33 Tennessee 87 70.33 Gainesville, Fla. 1995 143 Tennessee 88 55 Baton Rouge, La. 1997 147.5 Florida 101 46.5 Gainesville, Fla. 1998 181 LSU 77 104 Baton Rouge, La. 1999 152 South Carolina 81 71 Gainesville, Fla. 2000 168 LSU 84.5 85.5 Fayetteville, Ark. 2001 108 LSU 81 27 Lexington, Ky. 2002 137 Tennessee 130 7 Fayetteville, Ark. 2003 120 Florida 90.5 29.5 Gainesville, Fla. 2005 155 Florida 92 63 Fayetteville, Ark. 2006 141 Tennessee 106 35 Gainesville, Fla. 2007 126 Tennessee 115.5 10.5 Lexington, Ky. 2008 124 LSU 108 16 Fayetteville, Ark. 2009 130 Florida 102 28 Lexington, Ky. 2010 123 Florida 119 4 Fayetteville, Ark. Bold – Denotes highest point total and largest winning margins. * -- Total adjusted for vacated points

Allistair Cragg

Years Participated (Finish) 1991 (1st), 1992 (1st), 1993 (1st), 1994 (1st), 1995 (1st), 1996 (1st), 1997 (1st), 1998 (1st), 1999 (1st), 2000 (1st), 2001 (1st), 2002 (1st), 2003 (1st), 2004 (2nd)*, 2005 (1st), 2006 (1st), 2007 (1st), 2008 (1st), 2009 (1st), 2010 (1st), 2011 (2nd).

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SEC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 1992 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. Tennessee 4. LSU 5. Georgia 6. Auburn 7. Alabama 8. South Carolina 9. Ole Miss 10. Mississippi State 11. Kentucky

146 123 108 78 64 34 31 27 24 19 9

1997 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. Tennessee 4. South Carolina 5. LSU 6. Auburn 7. Kentucky 8. Alabama 9. Georgia 10. Ole Miss 11. Mississippi State

156 81 70 68 49 47 46 38 37 26 5

1998 1. Arkansas 2. LSU 3. Florida 4. South Carolina 5. Tennessee 6. Auburn 7. Alabama 8. Kentucky 9. Georgia 10. Ole Miss 11. Mississippi State

1994 1. Arkansas 157.33 2. Tennessee 87 3. Georgia 66 4. LSU 64.83 5. Florida 58.33 6. Ole Miss 44 7. South Carolina 43 8. Kentucky 42 9. Auburn 32 10. Alabama 17.5 11. Mississippi State 11

1999 1. Arkansas 2. South Carolina 3. Florida 4. Tennessee 5. Alabama 6. LSU 7. Auburn 7. Georgia 9. Ole Miss 10. Kentucky 11. Mississippi State

152 81 74 63 60 57 35 35 33 27 7

1995 1. Arkansas 2. Tennessee 3. Kentucky 4. LSU 5. South Carolina 6. Florida 7. Georgia 8. Alabama 9. Auburn 10. Ole Miss 11. Mississippi State

143 88 75 69.5 54 49.5 46 39 30 27 2

2000 1. Arkansas 2. LSU 3. Florida 4. Alabama 5. Tennessee 6. Auburn 7. Georgia 8. South Carolina 9. Kentucky 10. Mississippi State 10. Ole Miss

168 84.5 73 63 58 50 34.5 33.5 24.5 17.5 17.5

102 93.5 85 71 65 60 48.5 42.5 33 14 9.5

2001 1. Arkansas 2. LSU 3. Tennessee 4. Florida 5. Alabama 6. Georgia 7. South Carolina 7. Kentucky 9. Auburn 10. Ole Miss 11. Mississippi State

108 81 80 67 63 62 44 44 35 26 13

1993 1. Arkansas 2. Tennessee 3. LSU 4. Florida 5. Georgia 6. Ole Miss 7. Alabama 8. Auburn 9. South Carolina 10. Kentucky 11. Mississippi State

1996 1. Tennessee 2. Arkansas 3. Kentucky 4. Auburn 5. South Carolina 6. LSU 7. Florida 8. Georgia 9. Alabama 10. Mississippi State 11. Ole Miss

147.5 101 71.5 70.5 62 54 47 25 17 15.5 13

2002 1. Arkansas 2. Tennessee 3. Alabama 4. LSU 5. Florida 6. Georgia 7. Auburn 8. Kentucky 9. South Carolina 10. Mississippi State 10. Ole Miss

137 130 74 72 46.5 40.5 40 35 34 27 27

181 77 71 70 65 49 35 32 25 14 5

2003 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. South Carolina 4. Tennessee 5. Auburn 6. LSU 7. Kentucky 8. Georgia 9. Alabama 10. Mississippi State 11. Ole Miss

120 90.5 78.5 69 59.5 59 53 46 39.5 26 22

2004 1. Florida 2. Arkansas 3. Auburn 4. LSU 4. Georgia 6. Tennessee 7. South Carolina 8. Kentucky 9. Alabama 10. Ole Miss

132 106* 83 71 71 60 35 32 31 16

2005 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. Tennessee 4. Auburn 5. Georgia 6. LSU 7. South Carolina 8. Ole Miss 9. Alabama 10. Kentucky

155 92 89 67.5 67 66 42.5 33 32 19

2006 1. Arkansas 2. Tennessee 3. Florida 4. LSU 5. South Carolina 6. Georgia 7. Alabama 8. Auburn 9. Ole Miss 10. Kentucky

141 106 100 77 63.5 48.5 43 38 25 21

2007 1. Arkansas 2. Tennessee 3. Florida 4. LSU 5. Georgia 6. Auburn 7. Kentucky 8. Alabama 9. Ole Miss 10. South Carolina

126 115.5 93.5 79.5 66 59 40 33 27 23.5

2008 1. Arkansas 2. LSU 3. Tennessee 4. Florida 5. Georgia 6. Kentucky 7. South Carolina 8. Auburn 9. Alabama 10. Ole Miss

124 108 99.5 79.5 72 48 42 37 30 21

2009 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. Tennessee 4. South Carolina 4. Auburn 6. LSU 7. Kentucky 8. Georgia 9. Alabama 10. Ole Miss

130 102 78 65 65 64 48 47 35 29

2010 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. LSU 4. South Carolina 5. Georgia 6. Auburn 7. Alabama 8. Ole Miss 9. Kentucky 10. Tennessee

123 119 108.5 67 61 50 47 37 26 24.5

2011 1. Florida 2. Arkansas 3. LSU 4. Alabama 5. Georgia 6. Auburn 7. Tennessee 8. South Carolina 9. Kentucky 10. Ole Miss

148 136.5 98 65.5 55.3 47.3 46.3 26 20 19

* -- Total adjusted for vacated points

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CONFERENCE INDOOR CHAMPIONS

Southwest Conference 1974 Niall O’Shaughnessy

880 Yards

1975 Lionel Adams 660 Yards Steve Baker Distance Medley Randy Melancon Two Miles Distance Medley Niall 880 Yards O’Shaughnessy Derek Reilly Distance Medley Mark Stephens Distance Medley 1976 Randy Melancon Two Miles 1977 Niall O’Shaughnessy Steve Baker

1:56.8

1:12.8 10:05.2 8:58.9 10:05.2 1:51.7 10:05.2 10:05.2 8:56.75

1,000 Yards

2:06.75

Two Miles

9:04.61

1978 Tom Camien Mike Clark Roddy Gaynor David Long Pat Mitchell Niall O’Shaughnessy

4x800-Meter Relay 7:42.20 Distance Medley 10:07.24 Mile 4:05.91 Distance Medley 10:07.24 4x800-Meter Relay 7:42.20 4x800-Meter Relay 7:42.20 440 Yards 49.24 Distance Medley 10:07.24 1,000 Yards 2:08.69 4x800-Meter Relay 7:42.20 Distance Medley 10:07.24

1979 Mark Andersen Tom Camien Mike Clark Roddy Gaynor Tony Kastl Pat Mitchell Mark Muggleton Frank O’Mara Kenny Perron Randy Stephens

Distance Medley 9:59.77 4x800-Meter Relay 7:39.60 Mile 4:08.25 4x800-Meter Relay 7:39.60 Distance Medley 9:59.77 4x800-Meter Relay 7:39.60 High Jump 7-2 440 Yards 49.24 Three Miles 13:45.34 Distance Medley 9:59.77 4x800-Meter Relay 7:39.60 Distance Medley 9:59.77 880 Yards 1:52.69

1980 Mark Muggleton Three Miles Stanley Redwine 600 Yards Randy Stephens 880 Yards

13:32.80 1:10.52 1:51.51

1981 Stanley Redwine 600 Yards Pat Vaughn Three Miles

1:09.97 13:47.14

1982 Ronnie Carroll Mike Conley Bill DuPont Jim Parrietti Randy Stephens Dave Taylor Pat Vaughn

Distance Medley Long Jump Distance Medley Distance Medley 1,000 Yards Distance Medley Mile Three Miles

9:59.85 25-1.5 9:59.85 9:59.85 2:07.25 9:59.85 4:06.88 13:33.40

1983 Ronnie Carroll Fred Cleary Mike Conley Paul Donovan Scott Lofquist Frank O’Mara Jim Pyle Stanley Redwine Perry Robinson Ed Williams

Three Miles Mile Relay Long Jump Distance Medley Shot Put Mile Distance Medley Distance Medley 880 Yards Mile Relay Mile Relay Distance Medley Mile Relay

13:57.41 3:14.69 25-9.75 9:51.53 66-6.5 4:08.88 9:51.53 9:51.53 1:50.96 3:14.69 3:14.69 9:51.53 3:14.69

1984 Maurice Conley Distance Medley Mike Conley Long Jump Triple Jump Keith Iovine Distance Medley Bill Jasinski High Jump Roland Reina Two Miles Gary Taylor Distance Medley David Wehmeyer Distance Medley

10:05.33 25-8 54-5.5 10:05.33 7-4.25 8:58.70 10:05.33 10:05.33

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1985 Espen Borge Maurice Conley Mike Conley Doug Consiglio Paul Donovan Roddie Haley Bill Jasinski Wallace Spearmon, Sr. Matt Taylor

Distance Medley Distance Medley Long Jump Triple Jump 1,000 Yards Mile Two Miles 440 Yards High Jump Distance Medley

10:03.39 10:03.39 26-1.75 54-1 2:10.35 4:02.23 8:43.75 47.38 7-5.25 10:03.39

Distance Medley

10:03.39

1986 Robert Bradley Paul Donovan Carlton Efurd Joe Falcon Bill Jasinski Matt Taylor

4x800-Meter Relay Mile Two Miles 4x800-Meter Relay 4x800-Meter Relay High Jump 4x800-Meter Relay

7:40.80 4:05.75 8:47.00 7:40.80 7:40.80 7-0.75 7:40.80

1987 Joe Falcon Roddie Haley Gary Taylor

Mile Two Miles 600 Yards 1,000 Yards

4:09.67 8:50.51 1:08.26 2:09.75

1988 Lorenzo Brown Joe Falcon Tyrus Jefferson John Register

800 Meters Mile 3,000 Meters Long Jump 55-Meter Hurdles

1:49.15 4:02.14 8:03.45 25-10 7.32

1989 Lorenzo Brown Anthony Carney Richard Cooper Joe Falcon Kenny Gaston Alex Hallock

800 Meters 4x800-Meter Relay 4x800-Meter Relay Mile 3,000 Meters 4x800-Meter Relay 4x800-Meter Relay

1:49.79 7:34.12 7:34.12 3:58.67 8:11.31 7:34.12 7:34.12

1990 Marlon Boykins Scott Cramer Edrick Floreal Kenny Gaston Alex Hallock Reuben Reina

4x800-Meter Relay 4x800-Meter Relay Long Jump Triple Jump 4x800-Meter Relay 4x800-Meter Relay Mile 3,000 Meters

7:37.63 7:37.63 25-6 53-7.5 7:37.63 7:37.63 4:02.87 8:01.35

1991 Jimmy French Eric Henry Graham Hood Gary Johnson Reuben Reina

200 Meters 5,000 Meters 800 Meters Triple Jump Mile 3,000 Meters

21.55 14:12.2 1:49.18 52-10 4:05.63 7:50.85

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CONFERENCE INDOOR CHAMPIONS

Southeastern Conference 1992 Niall Bruton Jimmy French Frank Hanley Chris Phillips Erick Walder Brian Wellman

Mile 200 Meters 5,000 Meters 55-Meter Hurdles Long Jump Triple Jump

1993 Jason Bunston Calvin Davis Ray Doakes Matt Mitchell Erick Walder

3,000 Meters 400 Meters High Jump Mile Long Jump Triple Jump

1994 Brian Baker Niall Bruton Jason Bunston Calvin Davis Ray Doakes Frank Hanley Graham Hood Derrick Thompson Erick Walder Chris Phillips

8:05.31 47:07 7-2.25 4:04.13 26-9.25 55-2.75

Distance Medley Distance Medley 3,000 Meters 400 Meters High Jump 5,000 Meters Distance Medley Distance Medley

9:44.32 9:44.32 7:56.70 46.75 7-7.25 13:59.60 9:44.32 9:44.32

Long Jump Triple Jump 55-Meter Hurdles

25-10.75 56-2 7.24

1995 Ray Doakes High Jump Matt Hemingway High Jump Graham Hood Mile 3,000 Meters Distance Medley Curtis McIntyre Distance Medley Brandon Rock 800 Meters Distance Medley Jerome Romain Triple Jump Godfrey 5,000 Meters Siamusiye Chris Wilson Distance Medley 1996 Godfrey Siamusiye Ryan Wilson 1997 Robert Howard

4:08.95 20.77 14:01.10 7.32 26-0 54-10.75

7-4.5 7-4.5 4:06.27 8:06.09 9:46.25 9:46.25 1:49.43 9:46.25 53-11 14:00.55 9:46.25

5,000 Meters

14:11.18

Mile 3,000 Meters

4:01.99 8:10.23

Long Jump Triple Jump

26-6.25 55-2

Jeremy Huffman Distance Medley Sean Kaley 5,000 Meters Seneca Lassiter Distance Medley David Levy Distance Medley Hubert Distance Medley Loudermilk Ryan Wilson 3,000 Meters

9:51.63 14:06.77 9:51.63 9:51.63 9:51.63 7:59.16

1998 D’Marcus Brown Distance Medley Kenny Evans High Jump Robert Howard Long Jump Sean Kaley 5,000 Meters Matt Kerr Mile Distance Medley Seneca Lassiter 800 Meters Distance Medley Jeremy Huffman Distance Medley Ryan Wilson 3,000 Meters

10:01.77 7-3.25 26-4.25 14:08:50 4:03.21 10:01.77 1:50.19 10:01.77 10:01.77 7:59.16

1999 Kenny Evans Samuel Glover Sean Kaley James Karanu Seneca Lassiter Michael Power Ryan Travis

7-4.5 9:40.23 14:03.62 9:40.23 1:47.69 9:40.23 4:01.80 7:56.06 9:40.23

High Jump Distance Medley 5,000 Meters Distance Medley 800 Meters Distance Medley Mile 3,000 Meters Distance Medley

2000 Andrew Beasley Marcus Clavelle Kenny Evans James Karanu Andrew Begley Josh Landreth Melvin Lister Ryan Travis

Distance Medley Shot Put High Jump 800 Meters Distance Medley 5,000 Meters Distance Medley Triple Jump Distance Medley

9:42.74 64-1 7-5 1:48.37 9:42.74 13:56.44 9:42.74 54-4.25 9:42.74

2001 Kevin Baker Kenny Evans Dirk Heinze Sharif Karie Murray Link Chris Mulvaney

Distance Medley High Jump Distance Medley Distance Medley 5,000 Meters Distance Medley

9:47.74 7-1.75 9:47.74 9:47.74 14:07.29 9:47.74

2002 Said Ahmed James Hatch

Distance Medley Distance Medley

9:44.86 9:44.86

Daniel Lincoln 5,000 Meters Chris Mulvaney Distance Medley Michael Taylor Distance Medley

14:04.14 9:44.86 9:44.86

2003 Alistair Cragg Mile 3,000 Meters Daniel Lincoln 5,000 Meters

3:59.14 7:56.99 13:49.42

2004 Ryan Botha Alistair Cragg Chris Mulvaney Michael Taylor Sam Vazquez

Distance Medley 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Distance Medley Distance Medley Distance Medley

9:41.80 7:59.25 13:42.95 9:41.80 9:41.80 9:41.80

Mile Distance Medley Distance Medley Distance Medley 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Distance Medley 200 Meters

4:01.05 9:46.91 9:46.91 9:46.91 7:56.00 13:53.85 9:46.91 20.35

2005 Said Ahmed Michael Grant Harun Iman Peter Kosgei Brian Roe Wallace Spearmon Jr. Jaanus Uudmae 2006 Said Ahmed Josphat Boit Peter Kosgei Jaanus Uudmae 2007 Nkosinza Balumbu 2008 Alain Bailey Nkosinza Balumbu Chris Bilbrew Micky Cobrin Daniel LaCava Alex McClary 2009 Michael Chinchar Alex McClary Jake Stephens Duncan Phillips Dorian Ulrey

Triple Jump Mile 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Triple Jump

Seneca Lassiter

60 60

Jaanus Uudmae

4:01.15 8:02.23 13:58.19 53-8.5

Triple Jump

52-2

Long Jump Triple Jump

25-6.25 53-5.5

Distance Medley Distance Medley Distance Medley Distance Medley

9:45.71 9:45.71 9:45.71 9:45.71

Distance Medley

9:47.31

800 Meters Distance Medley Distance Medley Distance Medley Mile 3,000 Meters

9:47.31 9:47.31 9:47.31 3:59.77 7:55.56

2010 Alain Bailey Long Jump Drew Butler Distance Medley Michael Chinchar Distance Medley Scott MacPherson 5,000 Meters Andrew Distance Medley Pennington Dorian Ulrey 3,000 Meters Distance Medley 2011 Tarik Batchelor Chris Bilbrew Neil Braddy Marek Niit Ben Skidmore

52-11

Long Jump 4x400M 4x400M 4x400M 4x400M

26-9.75 9:48.92 9:48.92 13:49.57 9:48.92 8:00.05 9:48.92 26-5.75 3:05.13 3:05.13 3:05.13 3:05.13

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TOP 10 INDOOR MARKS 55 Meters 1. Vincent Henderson 6.22 2. Ahmad Carroll 6.24 Derrick Thomas 6.24 4. Jimmy French 6.26 5. Tyrus Jefferson 6.27 6. Eric Tatum 6.28 7. Wallace Spearmon, Sr. 6.30 Ricky Watson 6.30 9. Clarence Fitzgerald 6.31 10. Tracy Caldwell 6.32 Kelvin Kelly 6.32 J.J. Meadors 6.32 Trevor Rush 6.32

1994 2003 1993 1993 1988 1998 1985 1984 1998 1991 1997 1995 1998

60 Meters 1. J-Mee Samuels 6.63 2. Ahmad Carroll 6.67 3. Omar Brown 6.72 Wallace Spearmon, Jr. 6.72 Mychael Stewart 6.72 6. Kevin Baker 6.74 7. Kelvin Kelly 6.76 Trevor Rush 6.76 9. LaShawn Butler 6.78 10. Michael Grant 6.79

2009 2003 2004 2005 2007 1997 1997 1998 2011 2005

200 Meters 1. Wallace Spearmon, Jr. 20.10 2. Omar Brown 20.52 3. J-Mee Samuels 20.67 4. Marek Niit 20.70 5. Jimmy French 20.77 6. LaShawn Butler 20.79 7. Derrick Thompson 20.86 8. Vincent Henderson 21.05 9. Cobi Hamilton 21.09 10. Trevor Rush 21.23

2005 2005 2008 2011 1992 2011 1995 1993 2010 1998

400 Meters 1. Terry Gatson 45.29 2. Marek Niit 45.99 3. Neil Braddy 46.03 4. Ben Skidmore 46.04 5. Calvin Davis 46.16 Wallace Spearmon, Jr. 46.16 7. Kevin Baker 46.25 8. Omar Brown 46.74 9. Sam Glover 46.75 10. Scott Coleman 46.93

2005 2011 2011 2011 1993 2005 2000 2005 2000 1990

800 Meters 1. Dirk Heinze 2. Seneca Lassiter 3. James Hatch 4. James Karanu 5. Said Ahmed 6. Robbie Stevens 7. Chuol Dey 8. Chris Mulvaney 9. Graham Hood 10. Brandon Rock

1:45.95 1:46.97 1:47.40 1:47.70 1:47.80 1:47.90 1:48.08 1:48.14 1:48.16 1:48.37

2001 1998 2005 1999 2002 2003 2011 2002 1991 1995

1,000 Meters 1. Doug Consiglio 2. Said Ahmed 3. Dorian Ulrey 4. Tom Moloney 5. Gary Taylor 6. Duncan Phillips 7. Chuol Dey 8. Bryan Cantero 9. Matt Taylor 10. Carlton Efurd

2:19.64 2:21.36 2:21.56 2:22.11 2:22.20 2:22.30 2:22.42 2:23.35 2:23.68 2:23.72

1986 2005 2010 1984 1985 2011 2011 2011 1986 1984

Mile 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

3:55.40 3:55.72 3:55.91 3:56.39 3:56.77 3:57.04 3:57.08 3:57.22 3:57.60 3:57.95

1977 1995 1986 1986 1987 2005 1991 1999 2009 2002

Niall O’Shaughnessy Graham Hood Doug Consiglio Paul Donovan Joe Falcon Said Ahmed Reuben Reina Seneca Lassiter Dorian Ulrey Dirk Heinze

3,000 Meters 1. Alistair Cragg 2. Joe Falcon 3. Reuben Reina 4. Michael Power 5. Sean Kaley 6. Dorian Ulrey 7. Shawn Forrest 8. Daniel Lincoln 9. Ryan Wilson 10. Peter Kosgei

7:38.59 7:46.42 7:48.40 7:50.25 7:50.42 7:50.86 7:51.07 7:51.39 7:51.66 7:53.48

2004 1989 1991 1999 1999 2009 2009 2003 1996 2006

5,000 Meters 1. Alistair Cragg 2. Sean Kaley 3. Shawn Forrest 4. Peter Kosgei 5. Josphat Boit 6. Daniel Lincoln 7. Jason Bunston 8. Frank Hanley 9. Scott MacPherson 10. Silverus Kimeli

13:28.93 13:36.87 13:37.77 13:39.88 13:40.63 13:44.12 13:47.74 13:48.08 13:49.03 13:50.47

2003 1999 2009 2007 2006 2003 1994 1993 2007 2003

55-Meter Hurdles 1. Fred Cleary 2. Michael Thomas 3. Chris Phillips 4. John Register 5. Harry Jones 6. Keith Kidd 7. Sean Lightfoot 8. Eddie Jackson 9. D’Marcus Brown 10. Kelvin Kelly

7.18 7.20 7.21 7.25 7.28 7.34 7.37 7.38 7.41 7.45

1985 2003 1994 1998 1995 1983 2000 2000 1999 1997

60-Meter Hurdles 1. Michael Thomas 7.64 2. Caleb Cross 7.78 3. Eddie Jackson 7.81 4. Sean Lightfoot 7.87 5. D’Marcus Brown 7.97 6. Sam Glover 8.02 7. Harry Jones 8.03 8. Nkosinza Balumbu 8.11 9. Andrew Pennington 8.17 10. Kelvin Kelly 8.22

2003 2010 2002 2000 2000 2002 1996 2009 2011 1997

4x400-Meter Relay 1. DuPont, Cleary, Moss, Haley 3:03.34 1985 2. Skidmore, Niit, Bilbrew, Braddy 3:05.13 2011 3. O. Brown, Wittenmyer, Gatson, Spearmon, Jr. 3:06.09 2005 4. O. Brown, Hatch, Gatson, Spearmon, Jr. 3:07.41 2005 5. Henderson, Phillips, French, Davis 3:07.76 1993 6. O. Brown, Grant, Gatson, Spearmon, Jr. 3:08.25 2005 7. Register, Clemmons, Brown, Haley 3:08.30 1987 8. Coleman, Timms, Boykins, French 3:08.61 1991 9. Stevens, Richardson, Landreth, Glover 3:08.62 2002 10. Henderson, French, Boykins, Davis 3:08.69 1993 Distance Medley Relay 1. Al. McClary, Skidmore, Bilbrew, Ulrey 9:28.35 2009 2. Lassiter, Huffman, Stanley, Power 9:28.78 1998 3. Perkins, Gatson, Hatch, Ahmed 9:29.25 2005 4. Bruton, C. Davis, Baker, Hood 9:30.07 1994 5. LaCava, Bilbrew, An. McClary, Cobrin 9:30.08 2008 6. Mulvaney, Bridges, Vazquez, Cragg 9:30.14 2004 7. Phillips, Skidmore, Al. McClary, Ulrey 9:30.31 2009 8. Power, Stanley, Huffman, Lassiter 9:30.45 1998 9. Cantero, Bilbrew, Dey, Phillips 9:30.85 2011

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10. Lassiter, Stanley, Huffman, Power 9:31.03 1998 High Jump 1. Ray Doakes 2. Kenny Evans 3. Bill Jasinski 4. James Ballard 5. Matt Hemingway 6. Kevin Dotson Lavar Miller 8. Shannon King 9. Tony Kastl 10. Brede Ellingsen

7-7.25 7-7 7-5.5 7-5 7-4.5 7-4.25 7-4.25 7-3 7-2.75 7-2.5

1994 2000 1984 1997 1995 1997 1999 1996 1981 2010

Pole Vault 1. Troy Smith 2. Mark Klee 3. Mark McGahee 4. Jeff Pascoe 5. Spencer McCorkel 6. P.J. Brown 7. Kevin Thiessen 8. Gordon Sasser 9. Chris Adams Samuel Ewing

17-10.25 17-9 17-8.5 17-6 17-3 17-2.75 17-1.25 16-9.5 16-6.75 16-6.75

1998 1985 1990 1987 2008 2004 1983 1998 1992 2011

Long Jump 1. Erick Walder 2. Mike Conley 3. Melvin Lister 4. Alain Bailey 5. Robert Howard 6. Tarik Batchelor 7. Tyrus Jefferson 8. Edrick Floreal 9. Ramon Washington 10. Jaanus Uudmae

27-8 26-11.5 26-10 26-9.75 26-9.25 26-6.5 26-3 26-2.5 25-10 25-10

1994 1985 2000 2010 1997 2010 1988 1989 2003 2006

Triple Jump 1. Mike Conley 2. Erick Walder 3. Edrick Floreal 4 Robert Howard 5. Jerome Romain 6. Melvin Lister 7. Brian Wellman 8. Jason Ward 9. Antoine Howard Jaanus Uudmae

57-1 56-6.75 56-2.75 55-11 55-2.25 55-0.75 55-0.25 54-6 54-4.5 54-4.5

1985 1994 1989 1997 1994 1999 1990 2000 1997 2006

Shot Put 1. Scott Lofquist 2. Marty Kobza 3. Marcus Clavelle 4. Mike Chism 5. Gerry McEvoy Jonathon Reeves 7. Issac Davis 8. Keith Gray 9. Paul White 10. Mark Sutherland

66-6.5 65-4 64-1 60-3.5 57-7.5 57-7.5 57-7 57-0 56-3.5 56-1

1984 1986 2000 1989 1980 2002 1992 1979 1975 1979

Weight Throw 1. Tony Ugoh 2. Justin Holmes 3. Brandon Heeger

60-4.5 55-9.25 43-10.5

2005 2011 2011

Heptathlon 1. Kevin Lazas 2. Terry Prentice 3. Matt Kirbos 4. Jimmy Duke 5. Nate Durham 6. Boris Roslov

5,674 5,484 5.201 5,029 4,955 4,777

2011 2011 2011 2005 2009 2007

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OUTDOOR RECORDS

University of Arkansas

200 Meters

19.89 – Wallace Spearmon, Jr. 20.18 – Kirk Baptiste, Houston, 1985; 19.86 – Justin Gatlin Norwich Union British Grand Prix, 2005 Richard Thompson, LSU, 2008 Tennessee, 2002

19.69 – Walter Dix Florida State, 2007

400 Meters

44.48 - Roddie Haley SWC Championships, 1986

44.67 – Roddie Haley Arkansas, 1985

44.29 – Derrick Brew LSU, 1999

44.00 – Quincy Watts Southern Cal, 1992

800 Meters

1:44.97 - Brandon Rock Crystal Palace, England, 1995

1:46.21 – Andrew Wheating Oregon, 2009

1:45.27 – Otukile Lekote South Carolina, 2002

1:44.55 – Julius Achon George Mason, 1996

1,500 Meters

3:33.27 - Seneca Lassiter NIKAIA, 1999

3:35.84 – Joe Falcon Arkansas, 1988

3:37.29 – Seneca Lassiter Arkansas, 1999

3:35.30 – Sydnee Maree Villanova, 1981

3,000 Meters

7:43.02 - Reuben Reina NIKAIA, 1991

7:59.97 – Johan Boakes Not Run Arkansas, 1990

7:37.70 – Rudy Chapa Oregon, 1979

3,000-Meter Steeplechase

8:22.34 - Daniel Lincoln NCAA Championships, 2002

8:29.16 – Daniel Lincoln Arkansas, 2002

8:31.54 – Tim Broe Alabama, 2000

8:05.40 – Henry Rono Washington State, 1978

5,000 Meters

13:12.74 - Alistair Cragg British Grand Prix, 2004

13:52.17 – Josphat Boit Arkansas, 2006

13:41.04 – Alistair Cragg Arkansas, 2003

13:08.40 – Henry Rono Washington State, 1978

10,000 Meters

27:52.10 - Shawn Forrest Cardinal Invit., 2009

28:21.45 – Galen Rupp Oregon, 2009

28:23.01 – Tyson David Alabama, 2008

27:28.48 – Sam Chelanga Liberty, 2009

110-Meter Hurdles

13.41 - Kevin White SEC Championships, 1997

13.22 – Aries Merritt Tennessee, 2006

13.21 – Jason Richardson South Carolina, 2008

13.00 – Renaldo Nehemiah Maryland, 1979

400-Meter Hurdles

49.08 - Sam Glover NCAA Championships, 2000

48.47 – Jeshua Anderson Washington State, 2009

48.29 – Kerron Clement Florida, 2005

47.56 – Kerron Clement Florida, 2005

38.53 – Florida, 2011 (Lovett, Taylor, Wilks Demps)

38.04 – TCU, 1980 (Howard, Holloway, Williams, Spencer)

100 Meters

10.08 – J-Mee Samuels NCAA Regionals, 2008

John McDonnell Field SEC Meet Collegiate 9.97 – Richard Thompson LSU, 2008

4x100-Meter 38.81 – Cleary, Haley, Conley, 38.51 – Texas A&M, 2009 Relay Spearmon, Sr., SWC Champ., 1985 (Howell, Phiri, Dykes, Oliver)

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9.93 – Richard Thompson LSU, 2008

9.89 – Ngonidzashe Makusha Florida State, 2011

4x400-Meter 3:02.02 - Lister, Glover, Stanley, 2:59.99 – Florida State, 2009 3:02.23 – Florida, 2005 Relay Baker, NCAA Championships, 2000 (Williams, K. Borlee, Clark, J. Borlee) (Clarke, Witherspoon, Middletown, Clement)

2:59.59 – LSU, 2005 (Dardar, Willie, Brazell, Carter)

4x1,500-Meter Relay

14:50.2 – Iovine, Taylor, Swain, Donovan Not Run Not Run Penn Relays, 1985 (CR)

14:50.2 – Arkansas, 1985 (Iovine, Taylor, Swain, Donovan)

Sprint Medley Relay

3:12.13 - O’Neal, Lister, Glover, Not Run Not Run Karanu, Texas Relays, 2000 (CR)

3:12.13 – Arkansas, 2000 (O’Neal, Lister, Glover, Karanu)

Distance Medley 9:20.10 - Reina, Williams, Bradley, Not Run Not Run Relay Falcon, Penn Relays, 1989 (WR, CR)

9:20.10 – Arkansas, 1989 (Reina, Williams, Bradley, Falcon)

High Jump

7-6.5 - Doakes, 1995; Hemingway, 1996; Ballard, 1997; Evans, 2000

7-5.75 – Ray Doakes, Arkansas, 1994; 7-6 – Twice; Last: Ricky Randy Jenkins, Tennessee, 1994 Robertson, Ole Miss, 2011

7-9.75 – Hollis Conway Southwestern Louisiana, 1989

Pole Vault

18-2.75 - Jeremy Scott NCAA Mideast Championships, 2004

19-0.25 – Lawrence Johnson Tennessee, 1994

19-0.25 – Lawrence Johnson 19-7.5 – Lawrence Johnson Tennessee, 1994 Tennessee, 1996

Long Jump

28-8.25 - Erick Walder UTEP Spring Time Inv., 1994 (CR)

27-4.75 – Erick Walder Arkansas, 1994

28-1 – Erick Walder Arkansas, 1994

28-8.25 – Erick Walder Arkansas, 1994

Triple Jump

58-1.25 - Mike Conley USA Championships, 1985

56-6.75 – Will Claye Oklahoma, 2009

56-0.5 – Jerome Romain Arkansas, 1995

57-7.75 – Keith Connor SMU, 1982

Shot Put

66-9.5 - Marty Kobza SWC Championships, 1985

68-7.25 – Ryan Whiting Arizona State, 2009

70-5.25 – Brett Noon Georgia, 1995

72-2.25 – John Godina UCLA, 1995

Discus

205-4 - Scott Lofquist Kansas City Optimist Olym., 1982

201-10 – Martin Maric California, 2009

213-9 – Mike Buncic Kentucky, 1985

222-0 – Hannes Hopley SMU, 2004

Javelin

256-3 - Eric Brown Kansas Relays, 2006

268-4 – Chris Hill Georgia, 2009

261-4 – Chris Hill Georgia, 2009

292-4 – Patrik Boden Texas, 1990

Hammer Throw

162-8 – Brandon Heeger McDonnell Invitational, 2010

239-10 – Cory Martin Auburn, 2008

247-4 – Andras Haklits Georgia, 2002

268-10 – Balazs Kiss USC, 1995

Decathlon

7,802 points – Kevin Lazas NCAA Championships, 2011

8.241 points – Ashton Eaton Oregon, 2009

8,126 points – Mikael Olander 8,465 points – Trey Hardee LSU, 1988 Texas, 2006

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NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

NCAA Championships - 10 Titles

UA in the NCAA Outdoor Record Book

Year UA Points Runner-up Points Margin Site 1985 61 Wash. State 46 15 Austin, Texas 1992 60 Tennessee 46.5 13.5 Austin, Texas 1993 69 LSU/Ohio State 45 24 New Orleans, La. 1994 83 UTEP 45 38 Boise, Idaho 1995 61.5 UCLA 55 6.5 Knoxville, Tenn. 1996 55 George Mason 40 15 Eugene, Ore. 1997 55 Texas 42.5 12.5 Bloomington, Ind. 1998 58.5 Stanford 51 7.5 Buffalo, N.Y. 1999 59 Stanford 52 7 Boise, Idaho 2003 59 Auburn 50 9 Sacramento, Calif. Bold - Highest point total and largest winning margin. * -- Total adjusted for vacated points

Individual Titles (Year): 5, 1994 – T-3rd UA Individuals Repeat Champions: 2 Daniel Lincoln (3,000-Meter Steeplechase – 2001-03) Edrick Floreal (Triple Jump – 1988-90 NCAA Event Records Long Jump: 28-0 – Erick Walder, 1993 Sprint Medley Relay: 3:12.11 – O’Neal, Lister, Glover, Karanu, 2000

Years Participated (Finish) 1948 (T-16th), 1951 (T-27th), 1952 (T-20th), 1976 (T-47th), 1977 (T-28th), 1981 (T-22nd), 1982 (T-24th), 1983 (7th), 1984 (3rd), 1985 (1st), 1986 (T-4th), 1987 (4th), 1988 (3rd), 1989 (9th), 1990 (2nd), 1991 (7th), 1992 (1st), 1993 (1st), 1994 (1st), 1995 (1st), 1996 (1st), 1997 (1st), 1998 (1st), 1999 (1st), 2000 (2nd), 2001 (T-7th), 2002 (7th), 2003 (1st), 2004 (1st)*, 2005 (1st)*, 2006 (5th), 2007 (63rd), 2008 (17th), 2009 (9th), 2010 (--), 2011 (T-10th).

NCAA Event Championships - 48 Titles 1948 Clyde Scott

110-Meter Hurdles

1982 Frank O’Mara

1,500 Meters

13.7 3:40.51

1984 Mike Conley

Long Jump Triple Jump

27-0.25 56-11.75

1985 Roddie Haley Mike Conley

400 Meters Long Jump Triple Jump

44.70 27-2 58-1.75

1986 Jeff Pascoe

Pole Vault

1987 Joe Falcon

10,000 Meters

29:10.66

1988 Joe Falcon Edrick Floreal

1,500 Meters Triple Jump

3:38.91 56-4.75

18-0.5

1989 Edrick Floreal

Triple Jump

56-8.75

1990 Edrick Floreal

Triple Jump

56-6.5

1991 Brian Wellman Triple Jump 1992 Erick Walder Long Jump Brian Wellman Triple Jump 1993 Erick Walder Calvin Davis

Long Jump 400 Meters

56-10.25 27-9.5 56-9.25 28-0 45.04

1994 Brian Baker Graham Hood Teddy Mitchell Erick Walder

5,000 Meters 1,500 Meters 10,000 Meters Long Jump Triple Jump

1995 Ray Doakes High Jump Brandon Rock 800 Meters Godfrey 10,000 Meters Siamusiye 1996 Robert Howard Triple Jump Godfrey 10,000 Meters Siamusiye 1997 Robert Howard Long Jump Triple Jump Seneca Lassiter 1,500 Meters

14:22.09 3:42.10 29:39.54 27-4.25 55-5.75 7-4.5 1:46.37 28:59.60

56-1.75 28:56.39

Long Jump Triple Jump Steeplechase 1,500 Meters

27-05.5 55-8.25 8:36.95 3:42.34

1999 Melvin Lister Matt Kerr

Long Jump Steeplechase

26-10.5 8:44.29

2000 Melvin Lister

Triple Jump

55-7.75

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2004 Alistair Cragg 10,000 Meters Chris Mulvaney 1,500 Meters Wallace 200 Meters Spearmon, Jr. 2005 Wallace Spearmon, Jr.

200 Meters

2006 Josphat Boit

10,000 Meters

13:47.87 8:26.65 28:20.20 29:22.43 3:44.72 20.12

19.91

28:37.64

26-11.25 55-6.5 3:40.22

1998 Robert Howard Matt Kerr Seneca Lassiter

2001 Daniel Lincoln Steeplechase 2002 Daniel Lincoln Steeplechase

2003 Alistair Cragg 5,000 Meters Daniel Lincoln Steeplechase 10,000 Meters

8:42.31 8:22.34

Randy Stephens

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REGIONAL OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

NCAA Regional Championships - Three Titles

Year UA Points Runner-up Points Margin Site 2003 73 Auburn 68 5 Columbus, Ohio 2005 94.5 Auburn 58 26.5 Bloomington, Ind. 2009 90 LSU 83 7 Louisville, Ky. Bold - Highest point total and largest winning margin. * -- Total adjusted for vacated points

Michael Thomas

Years Participated (Finish) 2003 (1st), 2004 (1st)*, 2005 (1st), 2006 (3rd), 2007 (8th), 2008 (3rd), 2009 (1st). [NCAA moved to preliminary system beginning with 2010 season.]

NCAA Regional Event Championships - 14 Titles 2003 Richard Smith Triple Jump 54-1.25 Michael Thomas 110-Meter Hurdles 13.57 2004 Chris Mulvaney 1,500 Meters

3:49.75

2005 Eric Brown Peter Kosgei Adam Perkins

Javelin Steeplechase 1,500 Meters

230-11 8:38.55 3:44.53

2006 Josphat Boit Eric Brown

5,000 Meters Javelin

14:00.73 231-7

2008 Nkosinza Balumbu Peter Kosgei 2009 Alain Bailey Nkosinza Balumbu Chris Bilbrew Dorian Ulrey

Triple Jump

54-1.75

Steeplechase

8:33.42

Long Jump Triple Jump

26-5.5 53-7.75

800 meters 1,500 meters

1:48.30 3:48.91

Adam Perkins

Chris Bilbrew

Eric Brown

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CONFERENCE OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Conference Championships - 25 Titles Southwest Conference - Nine Titles Year UA Points Runner-up Points Margin Site 1982 134 Houston 115 19 Houston, Texas 1983 133 Texas 111 22 Fort Worth, Texas 1984 142 Texas 90 52 Austin, Texas 1985 167 Texas 80 87 Fayetteville, Ark. 1986 115 Texas 110 5 Houston, Texas 1988 155 Texas 149 6 Austin, Texas 1989 163 Texas A&M 156.5 6.5 Waco, Texas 1990 162 Texas 131 31 College Station, Texas 1991 218 Texas 132 86 Houston, Texas Bold - Highest point total and largest winning margin. * -- Total adjusted for vacated points

Murray Link

Years Participated (Finish) 1978 (7th), 1979 (6th), 1980 (4th), 1981 (2nd), 1982 (1st), 1983 (1st), 1984 (1st), 1985 (1st), 1986 (1st), 1987 (2nd), 1988 (1st), 1989 (1st), 1990 (1st), 1991 (1st). Southeastern Conference - 15 Titles Year UA Points Runner-up Points Margin Site 1992 176 Tennessee 149 27 Starkville, Miss. 1993 163 LSU 138 25 Knoxville, Tenn. 1994 223 Tennessee 145 78 Fayetteville, Ark. 1995 171 Tennessee 155.5 15.5 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 1996 170 Tennessee 141 29 Lexington, Ky. 1997 188 Florida 115 73 Auburn, Ala. 1998 183 LSU 135.5 47.5 Gainesville, Fla. 1999 147.5 Florida 100.67 46.83 Athens, Ga. 2000 171 LSU 134 37 Baton Rouge, La. 2003 149 Tennessee 111.5 37.5 Knoxville, Tenn. 2004 153* Florida 120 63 Oxford, Miss. 2005 152* Florida 116 53 Nashville, Tenn. 2006 137.5 Tennessee 126.5 11 Fayetteville, Ark. 2008 131.5 LSU 122 9.5 Auburn, Ala. 2009 141 Florida 129 12 Gainesville, Fla. 2011 157.5 Florida 140 17.5 Athens, Ga. Bold - Highest point total and largest winning margin. * -- Total adjusted for vacated points

Luke Laird

Years Participated (Finish) 1992 (1st), 1993 (1st), 1994 (1st), 1995 (1st), 1996 (1st), 1997 (1st), 1998 (1st), 1999 (1st), 2000 (1st), 2001 (3rd), 2002 (2nd), 2003 (1st), 2004 (1st), 2005 (1st), 2006 (1st), 2007 (3rd), 2008 (1st), 2009 (1st), 2010 (7th), 2011 (1st).

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SEC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 1992 1. Arkansas 2. Tennessee 3. LSU 4. Florida 5. Georgia 6. Alabama 7. Mississippi State 8. Ole Miss 9. Kentucky 10. South Carolina 11. Auburn

176 149 138 109 66 57 30 26 25 22 16

1997 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. LSU 4. Tennessee 5. South Carolina 6. Auburn 7. Ole Miss 8. Alabama 9. Kentucky 10. Mississippi State 11. Georgia

188 115 97 88 84.5 78 42.5 41 37 26 20

2002 1. Tennessee 2. Arkansas 3. Florida 4. LSU 5. Georgia 6. Alabama 7. South Carolina 8. Auburn 9. Mississippi State 10. Ole Miss 11. Kentucky

147 133 107 105 84.5 58 50.5 50 35 25 23

2007 1. Tennessee 2. LSU 3. Arkansas 4. Georgia 5. Florida 6. Auburn 7. Ole Miss 8. South Carolina 9. Alabama 10. Kentucky 11. Mississippi State

129.5 122 100 78 75.5 74 65 62 47 36 30

1993 1. Arkansas 2. LSU 3. Tennessee 4. Florida 5. Alabama 6. Georgia 7. Ole Miss 8. South Carolina 9. Auburn 10. Kentucky 11. Mississippi State

163 138 135 81 67 57 57 40 38 26 15

1998 1. Arkansas 2. LSU 3. Florida 4. Tennessee 5. South Carolina 6. Georgia 7. Auburn 8. Alabama 9. Kentucky 10. Ole Miss 11. Mississippi State

183 135.5 110 86 84 64 54 42 23 21.5 16

2003 1. Arkansas 2. Tennessee 3. Georgia 4. Auburn 5. Florida 6. South Carolina 6. LSU 8. Mississippi State 9. Alabama 10. Kentucky 11. Ole Miss

149 111.5 89 85 84 75 75 69 32.5 27 16

2008 1. Arkansas 2. LSU 3. Tennessee 4. Florida 5. Auburn 6. Kentucky 7. South Carolina 8. Mississippi State 9. Alabama 10. Georgia 11. Ole Miss

131.5 122 97.5 80 78.2 72 57 56.2 46.2 43.4 35

1994 1. Arkansas 2. Tennessee 3. LSU 4. South Carolina 5. Georgia 6. Florida 7. Kentucky 8. Ole Miss 9. Alabama 10. Mississippi State 11. Auburn

223 145 93 74 60 58 49 36 33.5 31 16.5

1999 1. Arkansas 147.5 2. Florida 100.67 3. Tennessee 99.5 4. Auburn 98 5. LSU 93 6. South Carolina 70.33 7. Alabama 64 8. Georgia 63 9. Ole Miss 48 10. Kentucky 21 11. Mississippi State 13

2004 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. Georgia 4. Tennessee 5. LSU 6. Auburn 7. Mississippi State 8. Kentucky 9. Alabama 10. South Carolina 11. Ole Miss

153* 120 115 108 93 80 42 25 20 19 12

2009 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. LSU 4. South Carolina 5. Auburn 5. Georgia 7. Kentucky 8. Tennessee 9. Mississippi State 10. Alabama 11. Ole Miss

141 129 98.5 88 72 72 55 53 44.5 33.5 32.5

1995 1. Arkansas 2. Tennessee 3. LSU 4. Kentucky 5. Georgia 6. Auburn 7. Florida 8. South Carolina 9. Alabama 10. Ole Miss 11. Mississippi State

171 155.5 118.5 77.5 55.5 53 49 48.5 42 31 16.5

2000 1. Arkansas 2. LSU 3. Tennessee 4. Auburn 5. Florida 6. Alabama 7. Georgia 8. South Carolina 9. Mississippi State 10. Mississippi 11. Kentucky

171 134 107.75 100 91 86 48.75 28.75 28 18 15.75

2005 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. Tennessee 4. Georgia 5. LSU 6. Auburn 7. Mississippi State 8. Alabama 9. South Carolina 10. Ole Miss 10. Kentucky

152* 116 109 99 76 68 57 39 29 28 28

2010 1. Florida 2. LSU 3. South Carolina 4. Auburn 5. Georgia 6. Ole Miss 7. Arkansas 7. Mississsippi State 9. Tennessee 10. Kentucky 11. Alabama

124 100 89 88 83 74 64 64 46 44 41

1996 1. Arkansas 2. Tennessee 3. LSU 4. Auburn 5. South Carolina 6. Kentucky 7. Alabama 8. Florida 9. Mississippi State 10. Ole Miss 11. Georgia

170 141 105.5 85.5 85 79 51 30 29 22 20

2001 1. Tennessee 2. Florida 3. Arkansas 4. Alabama 5. Georgia 6. LSU 7. Auburn 8. South Carolina 9. Kentucky 10. Miss. State 11. Ole Miss

153 107.5 104 91.5 78 77.5 71 68 28 19.5 18

137.5 126.5 110 109 77 67.5 58 52.5 31 31 19

2011 1. Arkansas 2. Florida 3. Georgia 4. LSU 5. Auburn 6. Ole Miss 7. Kentucky 8. Tennessee 9. Mississippi State 10. Alabama 11. South Carolina

2006 1. Arkansas 2. Tennessee 3. Florida 4. LSU 5. South Carolina 6. Alabama 7. Kentucky 8. Georgia 9. Auburn 9. Ole Miss 11. Mississippi State

157.5 140 99 78 69 68 54 49 41 38 22.5

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CONFERENCE OUTDOOR CHAMPIONS 1952 Rick Heber

Mile

1955 Allen Eshbaugh Two Miles

Niall O’Shaughnessy

Southwest Conference 1922 Frank Pickell 1924 Glenn Musselman 1928 Erbie Timon

120-Yard Hurdles 220-Yard Hurdles High Jump Two Miles

120-Yard Hurdles

1929 George Streepy Pole Vault 1930 Ivan Jackson

880 Yards

1936 J.T. McDaniel

Long Jump

1937 Bob Stout

Shot Put

1940 Robert McColl

Two Miles

16.2 25.0 5-10 9:49.3

Mile

1958 Bob Mears Tommy Oakly

Discus Two Miles

1963 Dick Perry

Long Jump

24-10

1964 Jim Bane High Jump John Deardorff Three Miles Dick Perry Long Jump

6-4 14:49.4 24-5.5

1965 Jim Mace Curtis May

Long Jump 440-Yard Hurdles Mile

24-2.5 53.5 4:14.2

1967 Bige Wray

880 Yards

1 :51.1

1975 Niall O’Shaughnessy

23-7 45-11 10:08.5 163-8 10:06.6

1946 John Hoffman

143-3.5

1947 Clyde Scott

120-Yard Hurdles 220-Yard Hurdles

14.2 23.1

1948 Guy Baker M.L. Garing Clyde Scott

Pole Vault Pole Vault 100 Yards 120-Yard Hurdles 220-Yard Hurdles

12-0 12-0 9.6 14.0 23.0

1950 James Brown

Two Miles

9:34.5

1951 James Brown Two Miles Oliver Gatchell Mile

9:24.4 4:20.3

163-11.5 9:31.0 9:22.1

12-9 2:01.2

4:21.4

Two Miles

15.4

Discus

159-0

880 Yards

1:48.8

1976 Randy Melancon Three Miles Niall Mile O’Shaughnessy

13:44.9 4:02.8

1977 Niall O’Shaughnessy

3:59.47

Mile

1979 Mark Muggleton 5,000 Meters

13:58.07

1980 Mark Andersen 10,000 Meters 31:42.66 Charles Freeman 4x400-Meter Relay 3:05.02 Pat Mitchell 4x400-Meter Relay 3:05.02 Frank O’Mara Steeplechase 8:53.53 [run without water jump] Stanley Redwine 4x400-Meter Relay 3:05.02 Kerwin 4x400-Meter Relay 3:05.02 Washington 1981 Scott Lofquist Frank O’Mara

Discus Steeplechase

1982 Ronnie Carroll Mike Conley Randy Stephens Pat Vaughn

5,000 Meters Long Jump 800 Meters 1,500 Meters 10,000 Meters

14:06.81 26-7.25 1:48.06 3:44.10 29:26.16

1983 Mike Conley

Long Jump

25-10.75

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Frank O’Mara 1,500 Meters 5,000 Meters Stanley Redwine 800 Meters Randy Reina 10,000 Meters

3:42.81 14:12.38 1:50.15 30:33.17

9:32.4

1961 Jack Nelson

1968 Jerry Petty

1941 Ocie Ritchie Javelin Stanley Spencer Two Miles Discus

1956 Ed Morton

4:26.8

193-8 9:02.45

1984 Mike Conley Paul Donovan Bill Jasinski 1985 Fred Cleary Mike Conley Paul Donovan Roddie Haley Bill Jasinski Marty Kobza Wallace Spearmon, Sr.

Long Jump Triple Jump 1,500 Meters 5,000 Meters High Jump

26-11.5 55-5 3:43.53 14:20.4 7-5

4x100-Meter Relay 38.81 Long Jump 27-4 Triple Jump 56-3.25 4x100-Meter Relay 38.81 1,500 Meters 3:40.31 400 Meters 44.67 4x100-Meter Relay 38.81 High Jump 7-5.5 Shot Put 66-9.5 4x100-Meter Relay 38.81

1986 Mike Davis Roddie Haley Joe Falcon Gary Taylor

Long Jump 400 Meters 5,000 Meters 1,500 Meters

27-3.25 44.48 14:13.74 3:45.52

1987 Lorenzo Brown Richard Cooper Joe Falcon Roddie Haley Gary Taylor

800 Meters Steeplechase 5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters 400 Meters 1,500 Meters

1:46.95 9:02.02 14:32.59 30:14.72 44.96 3:44.73

1988 Richard Cooper Joe Falcon Edrick Floreal Tyrus Jefferson Matt Taylor

Steeplechase 5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters Triple Jump Long Jump 1,500 Meters

8:49.7 14:06.54 30:27.36 56-3.25 26-7.25 3:44.68

1989 Richard Cooper Joe Falcon Edrick Floreal

10,000 Meters Steeplechase 1,500 Meters 5,000 Meters Triple Jump Long Jump

30:43.61 8:39.9 3:43.90 14:10.34 55-4.25 25-10.25

1990 Johan Boakes Robert Bradley Edrick Floreal Reuben Reina

1,500 Meters 800 Meters Triple Jump 5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters

3:58.29 1:48.75 53-2.75 14:35.38 29:54.63

1991 Brian Baker Johan Boakes Jimmy French Eric Henry Chris Phillips Brian Wellman

5,000 Meters 14:10.19 800 Meters 1:48.76 1,500 Meters 3:44.93 200 Meters 20.23 10,000 Meters 30:28.50 400-Meter Hurdles 50.83 Triple Jump 57-1.5

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CONFERENCE OUTDOOR CHAMPIONS Southeastern Conference 1992 Frank Hanley Michael Morin Chris Phillips Erick Walder

10,000 Meters 29:56.40 1,500 Meters 3:43.04 110-Meter Hurdles 13.98 Long Jump 28-1w

1993 Niall Bruton Ray Doakes Frank Hanley Erick Walder

1,500 Meters 5,000 Meters High Jump 10,000 Meters Long Jump

1994 Jason Bunston Calvin Davis Ray Doakes Jimmy French Vincent Henderson Graham Hood Milton Hughes Teddy Mitchell Chris Phillips Jerome Romain Erick Walder 1995 Ray Doakes Brandon Rock Jerome Romain Godfrey Siamusiye Derrick Thompson 1996 Robert Howard Harry Jones Seneca Lassiter Godfrey Siamusiye Ryan Wilson

3:44.20 14:00.96 7-4.25 30:13.75 27-6

5,000 Meters 14:00.75 4x400-Meter Relay 3:05.44 High Jump 7-5.75 4x400-Meter Relay 3:05.44 4x400-Meter Relay 3:05.44 1,500 Meters 3:48.38 4x400-Meter Relay 3:05.44 10,000 Meters 30:23.63 110-Meter Hurdles 13.62 400-Meter Hurdles 51.40 Triple Jump 54-8.75 Long Jump 27-4.75 High Jump 800 Meters Triple Jump Steeplechase 5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters 200 Meters

7-4.5 1:46.20 56-0.5 8:42.70 13:56.94 29:27.63 20.31

Triple Jump 55-1 110-Meter Hurdles 13.82 800 Meters 1:49.66 Steeplechase 8:45.58 5,000 Meters 14:13.57 10,000 Meters 29:30.76 1,500 Meters 3:44.12

1997 Robert Howard Long Jump 27-6.75 Triple Jump 55-6.25 Sean Kaley 5,000 Meters 14:06.33 Matt Kerr Steeplechase 3:52.97 Seneca Lassiter 1,500 Meters 3:44.40 Shannon Sidney 400-Meter Hurdles 51.12 Kevin White 110-Meter Hurdles 13.41 Ryan Wilson 10,000 Meters 29:45.80 1998 Kenny Evans Robert Howard Sean Kaley Matt Kerr Seneca Lassiter Michael Power

High Jump Long Jump Triple Jump 10,000 Meters Steeplechase 800 Meters 1,500 Meters 5,000 Meters

1999 Adam Dailey Matt Kerr Seneca Lassiter Melvin Lister

10,000 Meters Steeplechase 800 Meters 1,500 Meters Triple Jump

2000 Kevin Baker Marcus Clavelle Adam Dailey Sam Glover James Karanu Melvin Lister Ryan Stanley

4x400-Meter Relay 3:03.32 Shot Put 63-11 10,000 Meters 30:14.63 400-Meter Hurdles 49.76 4x400-Meter Relay 3:03.32 800 Meters 1:47.72 1,500 Meters 3:41.40 Long Jump 27-10.25 4x400-Meter Relay 3:03.32 4x400-Meter Relay 3:03.32

2001 Kenny Evans High Jump Daniel Lincoln Steeplechase 2002 Daniel Lincoln Chris Mulvaney

Steeplechase 5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters 1,500 Meters

29:51.73 8:44.08 1:46.99 3:37.29 53-11.25

7-4.5 8:44.94 8:44.07 14:07.64 29:24.55 3:42.91

2003 Alistair Cragg Daniel Lincoln Chris Mulvaney

5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters Steeplechase 1,500 Meters

13:41.04 28:42.73 8:32.85 3:42.31

2004 Alistair Cragg Jeremy Scott

1,500 Meters 5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters Pole Vault

3:40.18 14:08.77 28:46.64 18-0.5

2005 Josphat Boit James Hatch Peter Kosgei Jaanus Uudmae

10,000 Meters 800 Meters Steeplechase 5,000 Meters Triple Jump

29:39.58 1:47.35 8:36.73 13:56.12 53-4.25

2006 Nkosinza Balumbu Josphat Boit Eric Brown

Triple Jump

53-4.5

5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters Javelin

13:52.17 29:01.83 251-9

Triple Jump

52-10.75

Long Jump Triple Jump

26-0.75 53-1.5

Javelin 5,000 Meters

228-4 13:44.18

High Jump Long Jump 5,000 Meters Steeplechase

7-1.5 25-8.75 13:43.51 8:44.08

800 Meters 1,500 Meters

1:47.78 3:41.39

2010 Alain Bailey

Long Jump

27-4.75

2011 Marek Niit Dorian Ulrey

200 Meters 800 Meters 1,500 Meters

20.44 1:50.13 3:46.70

2007 Nkosinza Balumbu 2008 Alain Bailey Nkosinza Balumbu Luke Laird James Strang 2009 Alain Bailey Shawn Forrest Scott MacPherson Alex McClary Dorian Ulrey

Matt Kerr

7-4.5 25-1.75 54-11.5 29:26.87 8:40.30 1:46.56 3:43:38 14:02.37

Omar Brown

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TOP 10 OUTDOOR MARKS 100 Meters 1. J-Mee Samuels 2. Vincent Henderson 3. Marek Niit 4. Derrick Thompson 5. Wallace Spearmon, Jr. 6. Wallace Spearmon, Sr. 7. Ahmad Carroll 8. Omar Brown Kelvin Kelly 10. Eric Tatum

10.08 10.11 10.17 10.20 10.21 10.23 10.28 10.29 10.29 10.34

2008 1993 2011 1994 2005 1985 2003 2004 1996 1988

100 Meters - Wind-Aided 1. J-Mee Samuels (+3.0) 10.09 2. Vincent Henderson (n/a) 10.30

2008 1992

200 Meters 1. Wallace Spearmon, Jr. 2. Jimmy French 3. Derrick Thompson 4. J-Mee Samuels 5. Wallace Spearmon, Sr. 6. Marek Niit 7. Omar Brown 8. Vincent Henderson 9. Melvin Lister 10. LaShawn Butler

19.89 20.20 20.31 20.32 20.36 20.38 20.43 20.50 20.51 20.52

2005 1991 1995 2008 1984 2011 2005 1994 2000 2011

200 Meters - Wind-Aided 1. Mike Conley (+2.7) 2. W. Spearmon, Jr. (+2.3) 3. Jimmy French (+3.6) 4. Omar Brown (+2.4) 5. J-Mee Samuels (+2.2)

20.12 20.12 20.15 20.36 20.53

1985 2004 1991 2004 2008

J-Mee Samuels

1,500 Meters 1. Seneca Lassiter 2. Dorian Ulrey 3. Graham Hood 4. Joe Falcon 5. Doug Consiglio 6. Said Ahmed 7. Andy McClary 8. Niall Bruton 9. Frank O’Mara 10. Paul Donovan

3:33.27 3:35.23 3:35.27 3:35.42 3:35.82 3:35.94 3:36.91 3:37.16 3:37.71 3:38.31

1999 2009 1992 1989 1988 2006 2008 1993 1983 1984

3,000-Meter Steeplechase 1. Daniel Lincoln 2. Godfrey Siamusiye 3. Peter Kosgei 4. Matt Kerr 5. Alex Hallock 6. Richard Cooper 7. Scott MacPherson 8. Doug Consiglio 9. Roland Reina 10. Harold Smith

8:22.34 8:25.49 8:29.13 8:32.05 8:34.89 8:35.35 8:38.87 8:43.21 8:43.26 8:44.30

2002 1996 2005 1998 1991 1989 2009 1984 1985 1984

5,000 Meters 1. Alistair Cragg 2. Jason Bunston 3. Paul Donavan 4. Reuben Reina 5. Josphat Boit 6. Ryan Wilson 7. Shawn Forrest 8. Daniel Lincoln 9. Michael Power 10. Godfrey Siamusiye

13:12.74 13:22.08 13:24.46 13:24.78 13:28.26 13:28.60 13:28.81 13:36.12 13:36.37 13:37.80

2004 1997 1984 1991 2006 1996 2009 2002 1999 1996

10,000 Meters 1. Shawn Forrest 2. Josphat Boit 3. Peter Kosgei 4. Daniel Lincoln 5. Alistair Cragg 6. James Strang 7. Jason Sandfort 8. Pat Vaughn 9. Joe Falcon 10. Adam Dailey

27:52.10 28:07.27 28:08.97 28:20.20 28:20.29 28:29.27 28:29.58 28:31.90 28:34.20 28:34.41

2009 2005 2005 2003 2003 2009 2004 1982 1987 2000

Daniel Lincoln

400 Meters 1. Roddie Haley 2. Terry Gatson 3. Calvin Davis 4. Omar Brown 5. Pat Mitchell 6. Stanley Redwine 7. Ryan Stanley 8. Kevin Baker 9. Jonathan Leon 10. Paul Jones

44.48 44.93 45.04 46.00 46.05 46.07 46.27 46.35 46.37 46.55

1986 2005 1993 2005 1980 1981 1998 2000 1998 1981

800 Meters 1. Brandon Rock 2. Seneca Lassiter 3. Graham Hood 4. Stanley Redwine 5. James Karanu 6. Randy Stephens 7. Lorenzo Brown 8. Robbie Stevens 9. Robert Bradley 10. Niall O’Shaughnessy

1:44.97 1:45.18 1:45.70 1:46.13 1:46.20 1:46.23 1:46.52 1:46.62 1:46.76 1:46.80

1995 1999 1994 1983 1999 1981 1987 2003 1990 1975

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Doug Consiglio 110-Meter Hurdles 1. Kevin White 2. Michael Thomas 3. John Register 4. Chris Phillips 5. Eddie Jackson 6. Harry Jones 7. Fred Cleary 8. D’Marcus Brown 9. Sean Lightfoot 10. Caleb Cross 400-Meter Hurdles 1. Sam Glover 2. Fred Cleary 3. D’Marcus Brown 4. Maurice Bridges 5. Charley Moss 6. Chris Phillips 7. Charles Williams 8. Shannon Sidney 9. Charles Freeman 10. Lee Yoder *440 yards

13.41 13.50 13.57 13.58 13.66 13.69 13.71 13.72 13.74 13.78

1997 2003 1987 1993 2002 1996 1984 2000 2000 2011

49.08 50.28 50.31 50.34 50.38 50.83 50.91 50.97 51.01 51.03

2000 1985 1998 2004 1986 1991 1989 1997 1980 1952*

4x100-Meter Relay 1. Cleary, Haley, Conley, Spearmon, Sr. 38.81 1985 2. Phillips, French, Thompson, Henderson 39.18 1994 3. Cleary, Haley, Conley, Davis 39.21 1985 4. Baker, Glover, O’Neal, Lister 39.27 2000 5. Cross, Braddy, La. Butler, Niit 39.29 2011 6. Zellner, Niit, Stewart, Samuels 39.43 2009 7. Kelly, Leon, Rush, Fitzgerald 39.50 1998 8. Cleary, Watson, Conley, Spearmon, Sr. 39.55 1984 9. Conley, Cleary, Watson, Davis 39.61 1984 10. Zellner, Bailey, Stewart, Samuels 39.70 2008

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TOP 10 OUTDOOR MARKS 4x200-Meter Relay 1. Cleary, Haley, Conley, Spearmon, Sr. 1:20.93 1985 2. Cleary, Watson, Conley, Spearmon, Sr. 1:22.20 1984 3. Kelly, Leon, Rush, Stanley 1:22.53 1998 4. Kelly, Leon, Fitzgerald, Rush 1:22.57 1998 5. Cleary, Watson, Conley, Spearmon, Sr. 1:22.58 1984 6. Thomas, O. Brown, Kiper, Spearmon, Jr. 1:22.62 2004 7. Braddy, Skidmore, La. Butler, Niit 1:22.63 2011 8. Phillips, Thompson, Henderson, French 1:22.74 1993 9. Phillips, Thompson, Henderson, French 1:23.02 1993 10. Braddy, Skidmore, La. Butler, Cross 1:23.17 2011 4x400-Meter Relay 1. Lister, Glover, Stanley, Baker 3:02.02 2000 2. Register, Clemmons, Brown, Haley 3:02.25 1987 3. Skidmore, Niit, Southard, Braddy 3:03.59 2011 4. Henderson, French, Boykins, Davis 3:03.61 1993 5. Jones, Washington, Mitchell, Redwine 3:04.63 1981 6. DuPont, Cleary, Moss, Haley 3:04.90 1985 7. Henderson, Phillips, Hughes, Davis 3:05.04 1994 8. Freeman, Washington, Mitchell, Redwine 3:05.50 1980 9. Jones, DuPont, Williams, Redwine 3:05.67 1982 10. Southard, Niit, Bilbrew, Braddy 3:06.29 2011 Sprint Medley Relay 1. O’Neal, Glover, Lister, Karanu 3:12.13 2000 2. Williams, Conley, Spearmon, Sr., Redwine 3:15.10 1983 3. Meadors, Thompson, McIntyre, Rock 3:15.52 1995 4. Spearmon, Jr., O. Brown, Gatson, Hatch 3:16.14 2004 5. La. Butler, Niit, Skidmore, Phillips 3:16.83 2011 6. O’Neal, Glover, Stanley, Lassiter 3:17.34 1999 7. Carroll, Thomas, Stevens, Hatch 3:17.72 2003 8. Thomas, Glover, Stevens, Ahmed 3:17.99 2002 9. Tatum, Clemmons, Haley, Brown 3:18.12 1987 10. Samuels, Niit, Nollsch, Bilbrew 3:19.26 2009 Distance Medley Relay 1. Reina, C. Williams, Bradley, Falcon 9:20.10 1989 2. Boakes, French, Hood, Henry 9:22.24 1991 3. G. Taylor, Haley, Borge, Consiglio 9:22.60 1986 4. Morin, Thompson, Rock, Hood 9:23.42 1995 5. G. Taylor, Haley, Brown, Consiglio 9:25.56 1987 6. Donovan, Williams, Redwine, O’Mara 9:25.75 1983 7. G. Taylor, DuPont, Williams, Donovan 9:26.55 1984 8. Schiefer, Coleman, Hood, Bruton 9:26.62 1992 9. Moloney, Williams, Redwine, R. Stephens 9:27.54 1982 10. Consiglio, Haley, G. Taylor, Donovan 9:28.20 1985

70 70

Joe Falcon High Jump 1. Kenny Evans Ray Doakes Matt Hemingway James Ballard 5. Bill Jasinski 6. Lavar Miller 7. Shannon King 8. Brede Ellingsen 9. Kevin Dotson Tyrus Jefferson

7-6.5 7-6.5 7-6.5 7-6.5 7-6 7-3.75 7-3 7-2.25 7-1.75 7-1.75

Pole Vault 1. Jeremy Scott 2. Mark Klee 3. Jeff Pascoe 4. Troy Smith 5. Chris Adams 6. Spencer McCorkel 7. P.J. Brown Mark McGahee 9. Bubba Kavanaugh 10. Kevin Lazas

18-2.75 2004 18-0.75 1985 18-0.5 1986 17-6 1988 17-5.5 1991 17-2.75 2008 17-0.75 2005 17-0.75 1990 16-9 1980 16-8.75 2011

Long Jump 1. Erick Walder 2. Melvin Lister 3. Robert Howard 4. Mike Conley 5. Alain Bailey 6. Tarik Batchelor 7. Raymond Higgs 8. Mike Davis 9. Tyrus Jefferson 10. Edrick Floreal

28-8.25 27-10.25 27-6.75 27-6 27-4.75 26-10.5 26-9 26-8.5 26-8.5 26-7.25

1994 2000 1997 1983 2010 2011 2011 1986 1988 1988

Triple Jump 1. Mike Conley 2. Brian Wellman 3. Edrick Floreal 4. Jerome Romain 5. Robert Howard 6. Brandon Craven 7. Erick Walder 8. Melvin Lister 9. Nkosinza Balumbu 10. Richard Smith

58-1.25 57-1.25 56-8.75 56-6.75 56-5 56-4.5 56-2 55-10.25 54-10.25 54-1.25

1985 1991 1989 1995 1996 1996 1994 1999 2009 2003

Shot Put 1. Marty Kobza 2. Marcus Clavelle 3. Scott Lofquist 4. Mike Chism 5. Gerry McEvoy 6. Keith Gray 7. Jerry Petty 8. Paul White 9. Issac Davis 10. Mark Sutherland

66-9.5 64-3 63-5.5 60-3.5 58-6.5 57-3 57-0 56-1.25 55-11 55-9

1985 2000 1982 1989 1979 1979 1969 1975 1992 1981

2000 1995 1996 1997 1985 2001 1996 2010 1997 1988

Discus 1. Scott Lofquist 2. Marty Kobza 3. Marcus Clavelle 4. Justin Holmes 5. Tony Ugoh 6. Keith Gray 7. Mark Sutherland 8. Jerry Petty 9. Mike Chism 10. Bob Mears

205-4 196-9.75 186-5 174-3 172-1 170-7 169-4 165-8 165-1 163-1

1982 1985 2000 2010 2005 1979 1981 1968 1988 1958

Hammer Throw 1. Brandon Heeger 2. Justin Holmes 3. Tony Ugoh

162-8 154-5 148-3

2010 2011 2005

Javelin 1. Eric Brown 2. Ed Kaminski 3. Luke Laird 4. Clark Morman 5. Steve Pickert 6. Mike Mordica 7. Kyle Komarek 8. Chris Schweder 9. Dick Hazard 10. Kevin Lazas

256-3 241-11 228-4 223-7 218-5 216-0 211-8 211-0 204-6.5 197-11

2006 1990 2008 1977 1977 1972 2008 1972 1953 2011

Decathlon 1. Kevin Lazas 2. David Wehmeyer 3. Terry Prentice 4. Enrico Gordon 5. Matt Kirbos 6. Jimmy Duke 7. Dustin Black

7,802 7,266 7,199 7,047 6,887 6,730 6,206

2011 1983 2011 2000 2011 2006 1998

BOLD - Current Student-Athletes

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ALL-AMERICANS 1947-48

Dave Taylor

1948 Outdoor Track & Field Clyde Scott 110-Meters Hurdles 1st

13.7

1951-52 1952 Outdoor Track & Field Lee Yoder 400-Meters Hurdles 2nd

N/A

1955-56 1955 Cross Country Ed Morton

14th

N/A

1956-57 1956 Cross Country Ed Morton

10th

N/A

1981 Indoor Track & Field Pat Mitchell Distance Medley Tony Moloney Distance Medley Frank O’Mara Distance Medley Stanley 600 Yards Redwine Randy Distance Medley Stephens Pat Vaughn Three Miles 1981 Outdoor Track & Field Scott Lofquist Discus Randy 800 Meters Stephens

1973-74 1974 Indoor Track & Field Niall 880 Yards O’Shaughnessy

6th

N/A

5th

2:12.3

1975-76 1975 Cross Country N. O’Shaughnessy

7th

28:43.1

6th

14:05.1

1977 Indoor Track & Field Niall Mile O’Shaughnessy

2nd

4:01.1

1977 Outdoor Track & Field Niall 1,500 Meters O’Shaughnessy

3rd

3:41.5

18th

30:02.6

4th 4th 4th 4th 2nd

9:53.74 9:53.74 9:53.74 9:53.74 4:06.99

3rd

8:41.3

1976 Outdoor Track & Field Randy 5,000 Meters Melancon

1982 Indoor Track & Field Mike Conley Triple Jump Paul Donovan Distance Medley Paul Jones Distance Medley Tom Moloney Distance Medley Stanley 600 Yards Redwine Randy 1,000 Yards Stephens Dave Taylor Two Miles Pat Vaughn Three Miles Ed Williams Distance Medley 1982 Outdoor Track & Field Mike Conley Long Jump Pat Vaughn 10,000 Meters

1976-77

1978 Indoor Track & Field Mark Anderson Distance Medley Tom Camien Distance Medley Mike Clark Distance Medley Pat Mitchell Distance Medley Niall Mile O’Shaughnessy

1978-79 1979 Indoor Track & Field Mark Two Miles Muggleton

1979-80 1979 Cross Country Mark Anderson Dave Taylor 1980 Indoor Track & Field Pat Mitchell Distance Medley Frank O’Mara Distance Medley Randy Distance Medley Stephens Dave Taylor Distance Medley 1980 Outdoor Track & Field Scott Lofquist Shot Put Pat Vaughn 10,000 Meters

8th 10th

29:27.4 29:32.8

4th 4th 4th

9:47.6 9:47.6 9:47.6

4th

9:47.6

5th 8th

62-5.25 30:49.50

1980-81 1980 Cross Country Dave Barney

5th 5th 5th 2nd

9:50 9:50 9:50 1:10.5

5th

9:50

6th

13:38.7

5th 3rd

197-8 1:47.8

4th 4th 4th 4th 4th

53-8.5 9:53.6 9:53.6 9:53.6 1:09.9

1st

2:07.37

5th 3rd 4th

8:47.3 13:10.9 9:53.6

2nd 26-10.25 10th 29:59.3

1982-83

1977-78 1977 Cross Country Mark Muggleton

29:32.8

1981-82

1974-75 1975 Indoor Track & Field Niall 1,000 Yards O’Shaughnessy

9th

34th

N/A

1982 Cross Country Paul Donovan

24th

1983 Indoor Track & Field Mike Conley Long Jump 6th Triple Jump 1st Paul Donovan 4x800-Meter Relay 4th Scott Lofquist Shot Put 3rd Tom Moloney 4x800-Meter Relay 4th Stanley 880 Yards 2nd Redwine David Swain 4x800-Meter Relay 4th Ed Williams 4x800-Meter Relay 4th 1983 Outdoor Track and Field Mike Conley Long Jump Triple Jump Frank O’Mara 1,500 Meters Stanley 800 Meters Redwine

30:54.1

24-6.75 56-6.25 7:26.4 65-9.5 7:26.4 1:51.3 7:26.4 7:26.4

2nd 3rd 1st 3rd

27-2 55-5 3:40.51 1:46.1

1983 Cross Country Paul Donovan Roland Reina

10th 49th

30:13.2 31:00

1984 Indoor Track & Field Mike Conley Long Jump Triple Jump Bill Dupont Distance Medley Marty Kobza Shot Put Liam Looney Distance Medley David Swain Distance Medley Gary Taylor Distance Medley

1st 1st 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd

25-8 55-8 9:41.13 63-6 9:41.13 9:41.13 9:41.13

1983-84

1984 Outdoor Track & Field Fred Cleary 4x100-Meter Relay 6th 39.61 Mike Conley Long Jump 1st 27-0.25w Triple Jump 1st 56-11.75 4x100-Meter Relay 5th 39.61 Mike Davis Long Jump 3rd 26-7.75 4x100-Meter Relay 5th 39.61 Paul Donovan 1,500 Meters 4th 3:38.31

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Mark Klee Marty Kobza Tom Moloney Wallace Spearmon, Sr.

Pole Vault 5th Shot Put 5th 1,500 Meters 2nd 4x100-Meter Relay 5th

17-8.5 64-2.5 3:52.99 39.61

1984-85 1984 Cross Country Paul Donovan Joe Falcon David Swain

23rd 24th 14th

1985 Indoor Track & Field Espen Borge Distance Medley 2nd Fred Cleary 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd

30:21 30:21.3 30:09

9:39.7 3:08.7

Mike Conley Long Jump 1st 25-10.25 Triple Jump 1st 55-11.75 Doug Consiglio Distance Medley 2nd 9:39.7 Paul Donovan 1,500 Meters 1st 3:43.48 Bill Dupont 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd 3:08.7 Roddie Haley 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd 3:08.7 Bill Jasinski High Jump 2nd 7-4 Marty Kobza Shot Put 4th 64-9 Liam Looney Distance Medley 2nd 9:39.7 Charley Moss 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd 3:08.7 Wallace Distance Medley 2nd 9:39.7 Spearmon, Sr. David Swain 3,000 Meters 4th 7:54.6 Joey Wells Long Jump 2nd 25-3 1985 Outdoor Track & Field Fred Cleary 4x100-Meter Relay 6th 39.48 Mike Conley 200 Meters 2nd 20.21 Long Jump 1st 27-2 Triple Jump 1st 58-1.75w 4x100-Meter Relay 6th 39.48 Mike Davis 4x100-Meter Relay 6th 39.48 Paul Donovan 1,500 Meters 3rd 3:42.8 Roddie Haley 400 Meters 1st 44.70 4x100-Meter Relay 6th 39.48 Bill Jasinki High Jump 3rd 7-6 Mary Kobza Shot Put 4th 65-8.25 John Register Long Jump 6th 25-11

1985-86 1985 Cross Country Joe Falcon Chris Zinn

7th 17th

30:01.1 30:18.2

1986 Indoor Track & Field Joe Falcon 3,000 Meters 7th 8:16.51 Doug Consiglio 1,000 Meters 2nd 2:19.3 Paul Donovan 3,000 Meters 1st 7:54.60 4x800-Meter Relay 1st 7:20.72 Roddie Haley 500 Meters 1st 59.82 Keith Iovine 4x800-Meter Relay 1st 7:20.72 Bill Jasinski High Jump 4th 7-2.5 Marty Kobza Shot Put 5th 64-11.25 Liam Looney 4x800-Meter Relay 1st 7:20.72 Wayne 4x800-Meter Relay 1st 7:20.72 Moncrieffe Gary Taylor Mile 3rd 4:03.1 Matt Taylor 4x800-Meter Relay 1st 7:20.72 Joey Wells Long Jump 8th 25-2.5 1986 Outdoor Track & Field Femi Abejidi Triple Jump Espen Borge 1,500 Meters Doug Consiglio 1,500 Meters Mike Davis Long Jump Roddie Haley 400 Meters Marty Kobza Shot Put Jeff Pascoe Pole Vault

8th 3rd 6th 4th 2nd 7th 1st

52-7.5 3:42.5 3:44.3 25-11.5 45.01 64-2.5 18-0.5

28th 18th

N/A 31:26.5

1986-87 1986 Cross Country Ian Cherry Richard Cooper

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ALL-AMERICANS Joe Falcon Reuben Reina

2nd 21st

1987 Indoor Track & Field Lorenzo Brown 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd 4x800-Meter Relay 1st Mike 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd Clemmons Joe Falcon 3,000 Meters 1st Roddie Haley 500 Meters 1st 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd William Looney 4x800-Meter Relay 1st Wayne 4x800-Meter Relay 1st Moncrieffe John Register 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd Reuben Reina Mile 6th Matt Taylor 4x800-Meter Relay 1st 1987 Outdoor Track & Field Lorenzo Brown 4x400-Meter Relay 4th Mike 4x400-Meter Relay 4th Clemmons Richard Cooper Steeplechase 4th Joe Falcon 10,000 Meters 1st Roddie Haley 400 Meters 3rd 4x400-Meter Relay 4th John Register 4x400-Meter Relay 4th

30:32.73 31:28.4

3:08.3 7:18.67 3:08.3 7:56.79 59.90 3:08.3 7:18.67 7:18.67 3:08.3 4:05.8 7:18.67

3:02.2 3:02.2 8:39.3 29:10.66 44.82 3:02.2 3:02.2

1987-88 1987 Cross Country Joe Falcon Reuben Reina Chris Zinn

1st 29:14.97 18th 29:52.2 7th 29:28.4

1988 Indoor Track & Field Joe Falcon Mile 3,000 Meters Tyrus Jefferson Long Jump Matt Taylor Mile 1988 Outdoor Track and Field Richard Steeplechase Cooper Joe Falcon 1,500 Meters Edrick Floreal Triple Jump Tyrus Jefferson Long Jump Reuben Reina 5,000 Meters Chris Zinn 10,000 Meters

1st 1st 2nd 3rd

3:59.78 7:55.80 26-3 4:00.5

3rd

8:39.3

1st 1st 8th 5th 8th

3:38.91 56-4.75 26-3.75 13:58.1 29:02

1988-89 1988 Cross Country Chris Zinn

5th

29:31

1989 Indoor Track & Field Edrick Floreal Long Jump Triple Jump Joe Falcon Mile Reuben Reina 5,000 Meters

2nd 1st 1st 3rd

26-2.25 56-2.75 3:58.06 14:19.4

1989 Outdoor Track & Field Richard Steeplechase Cooper Edrick Floreal Long Jump Triple Jump Gary Johnson Triple Jump

2nd

N/A

7th 1st 6th

25-10.75 56-4.75 53-8.25

1989-90 1989 Cross Country Eric Henry

22nd

30:27.4

1990 Indoor Track & Field Johan Boakes Mile 5th 4:00.5 Robert Bradley 4x800-Meter Relay 2nd 7:20.5 Edrick Floreal Long Jump 2nd N/A Triple Jump 1st 54-10.75 Gilbert 4x800-Meter Relay 2nd 7:20.5 Conteras Dan Gabor 4x800-Meter Relay 2nd 7:20.5 Eric Henry Mile 2nd 3:59.1

72 72

4x800-Meter Relay 2nd Gary Johnson Triple Jump 3rd Mark McGahee Pole Vault 7th Reuben Reina 3,000 Meters 1st 1990 Outdoor Track & Field Johan Boakes 1,500 Meters Robert Bradley 800 Meters Edrick Floreal Long Jump Triple Jump Gary Johnson Triple Jump Ed Kaminski Javelin Reuben Reina 5,000 Meters

3rd 6th 2nd 1st 8th 7th 3rd

7:20.5 53-8.25 N/A 7:56.62

3:40.7 1:47.9 26-4 56-6.5 52-1 229-3 14:10.9

1990-91 1990 Cross Country Brian Baker Johan Boakes Eric Henry

21st 14th 5th

1991 Indoor Track & Field Niall Bruton 4x800-Meter Relay 2nd Gilbert 4x800-Meter Relay 2nd Contreras Jimmy French 200 Meters 2nd Eric Henry Mile 7th 4x800-Meter Relay 2nd Graham Hood 800 Meters 4th 4x800-Meter Relay 2nd Gary Johnson Triple Jump 4th Reuben Reina 3,000 Meters 1st 1991 Outdoor Track & Field Johan Boakes 1,500 Meters Jimmy French 200 Meters Alex Hallock Steeplechase Chris Phillips 110-Meter Hurdles Harrison Smith 5,000 Meters Erick Walder Triple Jump Brian Wellman Triple Jump

29:58 29:49 29:31

7:20.1 7:20.1 20.79 4:03.75 7:20.1 1:48.1 7:20.1 52-8 7:50.99

8th 3:43.6 3rd 20.15 4th 8:34.8 9th 13.79 7th 14:09 14th 47-11.75 1st 56-10.25

1991-92 1991 Cross Country Brian Baker Niall Bruton Graham Hood David Welsh

3rd 2nd 7th 16th

1992 Indoor Track & Field Brian Baker 5,000 Meters 10th Marlon Boykins 4x800-Meter Relay 3rd Niall Bruton 3,000 Meters 5th Gilbert 4x800-Meter Relay 3rd Conteras Jimmy French 200 Meters 6th Dan Gabor 4x800-Meter Relay 3rd Frank Hanley 5,000 Meters 5th Graham Hood Mile 2nd 4x800-Meter Relay 3rd Gary Johnson Triple Jump 4th Michael Morin 3,000 Meters 10th John Schiefer Mile 4th Erick Walder Long Jump 1st Triple Jump 1st Brian Wellman Triple Jump 3rd 1992 Outdoor Track & Field Brian Baker 5,000 Meters Niall Bruton 1,500 Meters Ray Doakes High Jump Alexander 10,000 Meters Dressel Frank Hanley 10,000 Meters Vincent 110-Meter Hurdles Henderson Graham Hood 800 Meters Gary Johnson Triple Jump Michael Morin 1,500 Meters Erick Walder Long Jump

30:36.9 30:35.3 30:44.9 30:58.8

14:37.41 7:20.7 8:05.4 7:20.7 21.00 7:20.7 13:48.7 4:03.8 7:20.7 54-2 8:15.84 4:04 26-3.5 55-4.75 54-4.5

5th 8th 4th 12th

14:05.4 3:41 7-4.25 31:02.4

2nd 9th

30:03.1 N/A

5th 2nd 5th 1st

1:46.8 56-4.75 3:39.8 27-9.5

Triple Jump Brian Wellman Triple Jump David Welsh 10,000 Meters

10th 1st 3rd

52-4.5 56-9.25 30:03.1

16th 25th 15th 13th 11th 5th

30:08.2 31:40.2 31:27 31:21 31:18.4 31:09.8

1992-93 1992 Cross Country Brian Baker Niall Bruton Jason Bunston Frank Hanley Michael Morin David Welsh

1993 Indoor Track & Field Niall Bruton Mile 1st Calvin Davis 400 Meters 2nd 4x400-Meter Relay 5th Jimmy French 4x400-Meter Relay 5th Frank Hanley 5,000 Meters 2nd Vincent 200 Meters 3rd Henderson 4x400-Meter Relay 5th Matt Mitchell Mile 8th DeWayne 3,000 Meters 9th Miner Michael Morin Mile 3rd Chris Phillips 55-Meter Hurdles 3rd 4x400-Meter Relay 5th John Schiefer Mile 10th Erick Walder Long Jump 1st Triple Jump 1st 1993 Outdoor Track & Field Marlon Boykins 4x400-Meter Relay 5th Niall Bruton 1,500 Meters 4th Calvin Davis 400 Meters 1st 4x400-Meter Relay 5th Ray Doakes High Jump 2nd Jimmy French 4x100-Meter Relay 7th 4x400-Meter Relay 5th Danny Green 5,000 Meters 13th Frank Hanley 5,000 Meters 3rd 10,000 Meters 3rd Matt High Jump 8th Hemingway Vincent 100 Meters 9th Henderson 4x100-Meter Relay 7th 4x400-Meter Relay 5th Chris Phillips 4x100-Meter Relay 7th John Schiefer 1,500 Meters 11th Derrick 200 Meters 12th Thompson 4x100-Meter Relay 7th Erick Walder Long Jump 1st Triple Jump 3rd David Welsh 5,000 Meters 2nd 10,000 Meters 6th

4:00.05 49.18 3:07.7 3:07.7 13:57.2 21.12 3:07.7 4:07.81 8:17.16 4:00.7 7.41 3:07.7 4:17.69 27-4 55-3.75

3:07.7 3:45.6 45.04 3:07.7 7-5.75 39.37 3:07.7 N/A 13:59.9 29:14.1 7-2.25 10.4 39.79 3:03.6 39.79 3:45.68 20.94 39.79 28-0 55-4.25 13:59.2 29:46

1993-94 1993 Cross Country Niall Bruton Jason Bunston David Gurry Teddy Mitchell 1994 Indoor Track & Field Brian Baker Distance Medley Niall Bruton Mile Distance Medley Jason Bunston 5,000 Meters Calvin Davis 400 Meters Distance Medley Ray Doakes High Jump Frank Hanley 5,000 Meters Graham Hood Distance Medley Chris Phillips 55-Meter Hurdles Jerome Romain Long Jump Triple Jump Derrick 200 Meters Thompson Erick Walder Long Jump

3rd 2nd 43rd 8th

29:43.6 29:40.2 30:45.9 29:51.6

1st 9:30.07 1st 3:59.34 1st 9:30.07 1st 13:48.07 1st 46.18 1st 9:30.07 2nd 7-6 6th 13:57.3 1st 9:30.07 7th 7.41 5th 25-7.5 2nd 55-2.25 6th 21.08 1st

27-8

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ALL-AMERICANS David Welsh

Triple Jump 5,000 Meters

1st 3rd

56-6.75 13:51.2

1994 Outdoor Track & Field Brian Baker 5,000 Meters 1st 14:22.09 Niall Bruton 1,500 Meters 5th 3:45.6 Jason Bunston 5,000 Meters 2nd 14:25.3 Ray Doakes High Jump 4th 7-5.75 Jimmy French 4x100-Meter Relay 5th 39.37 Vincent 4x100-Meter Relay 5th 39.37 Henderson Graham Hood 1,500 Meters 3rd 3:42.10 Teddy Mitchell 5,000 Meters 11th 15:11.1 10,000 Meters 1st 29:39.54 Chris Phillips 110-Meter Hurdles 5th 13.84 4x100-Meter Relay 5th 39.37 Jerome Romain Triple Jump 2nd 55-1 Derrick 4x100-Meter Relay 5th 39.37 Thompson Erick Walder Long Jump 1st 27-4.5 Triple Jump 1st 55-5.75

1994-95 1994 Cross Country Jason Bunston Michael Morin 1995 Indoor Track & Field Jason Bunston 3,000 Meters Ray Doakes High Jump Matt High Jump Hemingway Graham Hood Mile Curtis McIntyre Distance Medley Brandon Rock 800 Meters Distance Medley Jerome Romain Triple Jump Godfrey 5,000 Meters Siamusiye Derrick 200 Meters Thompson Chris Wilson 3,000 Meters Distance Medley Ryan Wilson Distance Medley 1995 Outdoor Track & Field Jason Bunston 5,000 Meters Ray Doakes High Jump Matt High Jump Hemingway Michael Morin 1,500 Meters Brandon Rock 800 Meters Jerome Romain Triple Jump Godfrey 5,000 Meters Siamusiye 10,000 Meters Derrick 200 Meters Thompson Chris Wilson 10,000 Meters Ryan Wilson 5,000 Meters

10th 25th

30:39 30:28.2

1st 2nd 3rd

8:06.81 7-4.25 7-3

2nd 6th 5th 6th 6th 2nd

3:55.7 9:37.3 1:49.9 9:37.3 53-7.5 13:58.9

2nd

20.86

13th 6th 6th

4th 1st T3rd

N/A 9:37.3 9:37.3

14:39.5 7-4.5 7-2.25

5th 3:40.8 1st 1:46.37 2nd 55-2 3rd 14.38.7 1st 28:59.60 7th 20.68 10th 8th

N/A 14:43.2

1995-96 1995 Cross Country Seneca Lassiter Phillip Price Godfrey Siamusiye Ryan Wilson 1996 Indoor Track & Field Robert Howard Triple Jump Shannon King High Jump Phillip Price Mile Godfrey 5,000 Meters Siamusiye Ryan Wilson 3,000 Meters 1996 Outdoor Track & Field Jason Bunston 5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters Matt High Jump

23rd 43rd 1st 5th

N/A 31:53 30:09 30:57

1st 54-10.75 8th 7-1.50 11th N/A 2nd 13:58.9 1st

7:51.66

3rd 2nd 2nd

14:39.5 28:56.5 7-2.25

Hemingway Robert Howard Long Jump Triple Jump Seneca Lassiter 1,500 Meters Godfrey 5,000 Meters Siamusiye 10,000 Meters Ryan Wilson 1,500 Meters

4th 25-6 1st 56-1.75 14th N/A 2nd 14:38.7 1st 28:56.39 13th N/A

1996-97 1996 Cross Country Sean Kaley Seneca Lassiter Godfrey Siamusiye Ryan Wilson

7th 28th 1st 8th

1997 Indoor Track & Field James Ballard High Jump Long Jump Brandon Triple Jump Craven Antoine Triple Jump Howard Robert Howard Long Jump Triple Jump Sean Kaley 5,000 Meters Seneca Lassiter Mile Distance Medley Jonathan Leon Distance Medley Michael Power Distance Medley Phillip Price Distance Medley Todd Tressler 5,000 Meters Ryan Wilson 3,000 Meters 1997 Outdoor Track & Field Adam Dailey 5,000 Meters Robert Howard Long Jump Triple Jump Seneca Lassiter 1,500 Meters Phillip Price 1,500 Meters Kevin White 110-Meter Hurdles Ryan Wilson 5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters

30:47 31:37 29:49 30:47

3rd 6th 9th

7-5 25-1.75 51-9

6th

52-11.5

1st 26-9.25 1st 55-11 2nd 14:02.01 2nd 4:01.3 6th 9:41.3 6th 9:41.3 6th 9:41.3 6th 9:41.3 9th 14:28.99 2nd 7:54.7

10th 14:17.3 1st 26-11.25 1st 55-6.5 1st 3:40.22 6th 3:42.4 2nd 13.43 2nd 13:46.2 3rd 29:06.8

1997-98 1997 Cross Country Sean Kaley Michael Power Phillip Price Ryan Wilson 1998 Indoor Track & Field James Ballard Long Jump Adam Dailey 5,000 Meters Kevin Dotson High Jump Kenny Evans High Jump Robert Howard Long Jump Triple Jump Jeremy Distance Medley Huffman Sean Kaley 5,000 Meters Matt Kerr 3,000 Meters Seneca Lassiter Mile Distance Medley Jonathan Leon 400 Meters Michael Power 3,000 Meters Distance Medley Phillip Price Mile Ryan Stanley Distance Medley Ryan Wilson 3,000 Meters 1998 Outdoor Track & Field Kenny Evans High Jump Robert Howard Long Jump Triple Jump Jeremy 1,500 Meters Huffman Sean Kaley 10,000 Meters Matt Kerr Steeplechase Seneca Lassiter 1,500 Meters

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9th 12th 15th 5th

10th 13th 14th 1st 4th 1st 2nd

29:39 29:45 29:57 29:13

23-7.25 14:23.7 7-1.5 7-6 25-0.75 54-1.25 9:30.45

2nd 13:58.87 3rd 7:53.89 3rd 4:03.6 2nd 9:30.45 10th 47.31 8th 8:01.6 2nd 9:30.45 7th 4:07 2nd 9:30.45 13th 9:30.4

4th 1st 1st 5th

7-3.25 27-5.5 55-8.25 3:45.5

8th 1st 1st

29:03.31 8:36.95 3:42.34

Michael Power 5,000 Meters Trevor Rush 200 Meters

3rd 6th

13:41.6 20.92

1998 Cross Country Andrew Begley Sean Kaley Matt Kerr Seneca Lassiter

16th 5th 19th 28th

30:46.6 30:12.1 30:54.3 31:01.8

1999 Indoor Track & Field Marcus Clavelle Shot Put Kenny Evans High Jump Sean Kaley 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters James Karanu 800 Meters Distance Medley Sharif Karie Distance Medley Matt Kerr 3,000 Meters Seneca Lassiter Mile Murray Link Distance Medley Melvin Lister Triple Jump Lavar Miller High Jump Michael Power 3,000 Meters Ryan Stanley Distance Medley Ryan Travis Mile

5th 2nd 3rd 3rd 8th 3rd 3rd 6th 3rd 3rd 1st 5th 2nd 3rd 6th

62-7.25 7-6 7:56.3 13:58.7 1:47.73 9:35.13 9:35.13 7:58.43 3:57.2 9:35.13 55-0.75 7-3.75 7:55.36 9:35.13 3:59.51

1999 Outdoor Track & Field Marcus Clavelle Shot Put Kenny Evans High Jump Sam Glover 400-Meter Hurdles James Karanu 800 Meters Sharif Karie 1,500 Meters Matt Kerr Steeplechase Seneca Lassiter 1,500 Meters Melvin Lister Long Jump Triple Jump Michael Power 5,000 Meters

5th 3rd 5th 5th 5th 1st 2nd 1st 5th 4th

63-2 7-5.5 50.39 1:47.9 3:50.1 8:44.29 3:47.6 26-10 53-9.25 14:06.9

7th 39th 10th 24th 22nd 2nd

30:40.6 31:18.8 30:42.7 31:04.5 31:03.8 30:09

3rd 2nd 8th 3rd 7th 3rd 3rd 9th 1st 1st T6th 3rd 4th 3rd 15th

63-6.75 7-7 8:01.1 9:33.31 8:01.1 9:33.31 9:33.31 4:03.34 26-8.5 54-7.5 7-2.5 9:33.31 4:01.93 54-6 25-3.5

1998-99

1999-00 1999 Cross Country Andrew Begley Adam Dailey James Karanu Matt Kerr Murray Link Michael Power 2000 Indoor Track & Field Marcus Clavelle Shot Put Kenny Evans High Jump James Karanu 3,000 Meters Distance Medley Sharif Karie 3,000 Meters Distance Medley Josh Landreth Distance Medley Murray Link Mile Melvin Lister Long Jump Triple Jump Lavar Miller High Jump Ryan Stanley Distance Medley Ryan Travis Mile Jason Ward Triple Jump Ramon Long Jump Washington

2000 Outdoor Track & Field Kevin Baker 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd 3:02.02 D’Marcus 110-Meter Hurdles 5th 13.78 Brown Adam Dailey 10,000 Meters 3rd 28:34.41 Kenny Evans High Jump 3rd 7-4.5 Sam Glover 400-Meter Hurdles 4th 49.08 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd 3:02.02 Eddie Jackson 110-Meter Hurdles 14th 13.99 James Karanu 800 Meters 6th 1:46.46 1,500 Meters 7th 3:42.07 Sharif Kaire 1,500 Meters 5th 3:41.1 Murray Link 5,000 Meters 3rd 13:50.89

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ALL-AMERICANS Melvin Lister Lavar Miller Ryan Stanley Ryan Travis

Long Jump 4th Triple Jump 1st 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd High Jump 4th 4x400-Meter Relay 2nd 1,500 Meters 8th

26-0 54-7.5 3:02.02 7-3.75 3:02.02 3:42.3

2000-01 2000 Cross Country James Karanu Sharif Karie Daniel Lincoln Murray Link Ryan Travis

11th 13th 24th 16th 34th

2001 Indoor Track & Field Kenny Evans High Jump Sam Glover Distance Medley Dirk Heinze 800 Meters Distance Medley Sharif Karie Distance Medley Daniel Lincoln 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Murray Link 5,000 Meters Chris Mulvaney Distance Medley Ryan Travis Mile Jason Ward Triple Jump

3rd 7-5 2nd 9:34.51 2nd 1:45.95 2nd 9:34.51 2nd 9:34.51 7th 8:09.41 7th 13:58.98 5th 13:52.31 2nd 9:34.51 9th 4:00.63 7th 52-9.5

2001 Outdoor Track & Field Kenny Evans High Jump Dirk Heinze 800 Meters Sharif Karie 10,000 Meters Daniel Lincoln Steeplechase Murray Link 10,000 Meters

3rd 3rd 12th 1st 2nd

30:42.7 30:45.4 30:56.8 30:47.9 31:02.8

7-4.25 1:47.35 30:11.8 8:42.31 29:25.7

2001-02 2001 Cross Country Alistair Cragg Silverus Kimeli Daniel Lincoln Jason Sandfort

3rd 13th 19th 32nd

2002 Indoor Track & Field Said Ahmed 800 Meters Alistair Cragg 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Daniel Lincoln 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Chris Mile Mulvaney Maurice Triple Jump Robinson Jason Sandfort 5,000 Meters Michael 60-Meter Hurdles Thomas 2002 Outdoor Track & Field Alistair Cragg 5,000 Meters Daniel Lincoln Steeplechase 5,000 Meters Chris Mulvaney 1,500 Meters

29:10 29:40 29:51 30:04

3rd 5th 1st 8th 4th 6th

1:47.80 8:03.48 13:49.80 8:05.61 13:57.71 4:03.31

5th

52-7.50

5th 7th

14:00.65 7.80

5th 14:01.72 1st 8:22.34 3rd 14:00.01 2nd 3:43.03

2002-03 2002 Cross Country Alistair Cragg Daniel Lincoln Jason Sandfort 2003 Indoor Track & Field Alistair Cragg 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Daniel Lincoln 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Chris Mile Mulvaney Jason Sandfort 5,000 Meters Richard Smith Long Jump Triple Jump Robbie Stevens 800 Meters

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2nd 14th 31st

1st 1st 3rd 6th 1st 13th 7th 7th 8th

29:06 29:59 30:29

7:55.68 13:28.93 7:57.43 13:49.94 4:05.70 14:22.4 25-2.5 53-0.75 1:49.90

Michael 60-Meter Hurdles 4th Thomas Jaanus Uudmae Triple Jump 5th Ramon Long Jump 8th Washington 2003 Outdoor Track & Field Said Ahmed 1,500 Meters Ahmad Carroll 100 Meters 200 Meters Alistair Cragg 5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters Daniel Lincoln Steeplechase 10,000 Meters Chris Mulvaney 1,500 Meters Robbie Stevens 800 Meters Michael Taylor 1,500 Meters

7.64 53-8.25 25-0.75

5th 3:42.83 7th 10.46 8th 21.48 1st 13:47.87 2nd 28:20.29 1st 8:26.65 1st 28:20.20 2nd 3:40.44 3rd 1:46.85 11th 3:50.01

8th 24th

2004 Indoor Track & Field Alistair Cragg 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Terry Gatson Distance Medley James Hatch Distance Medley Wallace 200 Meters Spearmon, Jr. Michael Taylor Distance Medley Sam Vazquez Distance Medley 2004 Outdoor Track & Field Said Ahmed 1,500 Meters Maurice 400-Meter Hurdles Bridges Eric Brown Javelin Alistair Cragg 10,000 Meters James Hatch 800 Meters Chris 1,500 Meters Mulvaney Jason Sandfort 10,000 Meters Jeremy Scott Pole Vault Wallace 200 Meters Spearmon, Jr. Michael 110-Meter Hurdles Thomas

29:33 30:06

1st 7:55.29 1st 13:39.63 2nd 9:32.12 2nd 9:32.12 8th 20.93 2nd 2nd

9:32.12 9:32.12

5th 9th

3:45.66 50.99

3rd 1st 8th 1st

246-03 29:22.43 1:47.78 3:44.72

12th T4th 1st 8th

30:28.8 18-0.5 20.12 13.55

2004-05 2004 Cross Country Josphat Boit Marc Rodrigues Jason Sandfort

3rd 25th 20th

30:41 31:33 31:26

2005 Indoor Track & Field Said Ahmed Mile 6th 4:03.96 Josphat Boit 5,000 Meters 6th 13:47.99 Omar Brown 200 Meters 5th 20.72 4x400-Meter Relay 7th 3:06.16 Terry Gatson 400 Meters 2nd 45.29 4x400-Meter Relay 7th 3:06.16 James Hatch 800 Meters 2nd 1:47.40 Peter Kosgei 3,000 Meters 2nd 7:54.45 5,000 Meters 7th 13:48.26 Adam Perkins 3,000 Meters 6th 8:03.43 Wallace 200 Meters 1st 20.10 Spearmon, Jr. 4x400-Meter Relay 7th 3:06.16 Jaanus Uudmae Triple Jump 4th 53-6.5 David 4x400-Meter Relay 7th 3:06.16 Wittenmyer 2005 Outdoor Track & Field Josphat Boit 10,000 Meters Eric Brown Javelin Omar Brown 200 Meters Terry Gatson 400 Meters Peter Kosgei Steeplechase 10,000 Meters

4th 1st

3:38.54 19.91

5th

53-2.25

2005-06

2003-04 2003 Cross Country Alistair Cragg Jason Sandfort

Adam Perkins 1,500 Meters Wallace 200 Meters Spearmon, Jr. Jaanus Uudmae Triple Jump

6th 28:52.69 4th 232-2 8th 22.38 7th 45.68 2nd 8:29.13 3rd 28:39.29

2005 Cross Country Josphat Boit Kenny Cormier Peter Kosgei

7th 28th 12th

2006 Indoor Track & Field Said Ahmed Mile Distance Medley Nkosinza Triple Jump Balumbu Josphat Boit 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Jeremy Dodson Distance Medley Peter Kosgei 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Adam Perkins Mile Distance Medley Marc Rodrigues 3,000 Meters Brian Roe Distance Medley Jaanus Uudmae Long Jump Triple Jump 2006 Outdoor Track & Field Josphat Boit 5,000 Meters 10,000 Meters Eric Brown Javelin Adam Perkins 1,500 Meters Marc Rodrigues 10,000 Meters Seth 5,000 Meters Summerside

3rd 1st 5th

29:50 30:11 29:54

4:13.23 9:37.02 53-2.25

3rd 8:04.28 1st 13:49.93 1st 9:37.02 8th 8:10.53 8th 14:11.40 12th 4:03.72 1st 9:37.02 7th 8:08.02 1st 9:37.02 6th 25-10 1st 54-4.50

2nd 14:13.81 1st 28:37.64 2nd 238-3 6th 3:45.37 5th 28:49.23 16th 14:35.2

2006-07 2006 Cross Country Peter Kosgei Scott MacPherson Seth Summerside 2007 Indoor Track & Field Alain Bailey Long Jump Nkosinza Triple Jump Balumbu Peter Kosgei 3,000 Meters 5,000 Meters Mychael Long Jump Stewart 2007 Outdoor Track & Field Nkosinza Triple Jump Balumbu J-Mee Samuels 100 Meters

8th 48th 44th

31:04.4 31:56.0 31:48.9

3rd 3rd

25-6.75 53-1.5

8th 2nd 8th

8:03.02 13:39.88 25-0

6th

52-5.5

9th

10.28

7th 1st

25-10.25 54-3.25

8th 8th 9th 5th 3rd

4:05.99 14:06.22 4:06.46 6.64 20.67

3rd

54-4

2nd 5th 9th

28:47.08 8:37.61 29:10.73

5th

53-0.25

2007-08 2008 Indoor Track & Field Alain Bailey Long Jump Nkosinza Triple Jump Balumbu Micky Cobrin Mile Tyler Hill 5,000 Meters Andy McClary Mile J-Mee Samuels 60 Meters 200 Meters 2008 Outdoor Track & Field Nkosinza Triple Jump Balumbu Shawn Forrest 10,000 Meters Peter Kosgei Steeplechase James Strang 10,000 Meters

2008-09

2009 Indoor Track & Field Nkosinza Triple Jump Balumbu

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ALL-AMERICANS Shawn Forrest 5,000 Meters Alex McClary Distance Medley Duncan Phillips Mile Distance Medley Ben Skidmore Distance Medley Dorian Ulrey Mile 3,000 Meters Distance Medley 2009 Outdoor Track and Field Alain Bailey Long Jump Nkosinza Triple Jump Balumbu Shawn Forrest 10,000 Meters S. MacPherson Steeplechase J-Mee Samuels 100 Meters Mychael Stewart Long Jump James Strang 10,000 Meters Dorian Ulrey 1,500 Meters

3rd 13:44.78 2nd 9:30.31 11th 4:08.73 2nd 9:30.31 2nd 9:30.31 3rd 4:02.19 9th 8:03.26 2nd 9:30.31

7th 5th

25-11.5 53-9.75

2nd 28:24.53 5th 8:38.87 11th 10.43 8th 25-11 6th 29:11.65 4th 3:39.93

Kevin Lazas Marek Niit

Decathlon 10th 7,802 pts 4x100-Meter Relay 9th 39.29

Honorable Mention Rick Elliott Steeplechase Duncan Phillips 1,500 Meters

24th 17th

9:19.72 3:50.61

38th

30:10.4

Terry Gatson

2011-12 2011 Cross Country Eric Fernandez

*Beginning with the 2010-11 season, track and field USTFCCCA All-America selections were awarded via first-team (1-8), second-team (9-16) and honorable mention (finals site participant) honors.

2009-10 2009 Cross Country Dorian Ulrey

6th

29:37.9

2010 Indoor Track & Field Alain Bailey Long Jump Tarik Batchelor Long Jump Chris Bilbrew Distance Medley Drew Butler Distance Medley Caleb Cross 60M Hurdles Ben Skidmore Distance Medley Dorian Ulrey 3,000 Meters Distance Medley

1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 10th 2nd 1st 2nd

26-9.75 26-0 9:37.53 9:37.53 7.82 9:37.53 8:10.52 9:37.53

2010 Cross Country Solomon Haile Dorian Ulrey

17th 11th

30:13.3 30:02.0

2011 Indoor Track & Field First Team Tarik Batchelor Long Jump Chris Bilbrew 4x400-Meter Relay Neil Braddy 4x400-Meter Relay Marek Niit 4x400-Meter Relay Ben Skidmore 4x400-Meter Relay

5th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd

26-0.25 3:06.79 3:06.79 3:06.79 3:06.79

Second Team Tarik Batchelor Triple Jump Chris Bilbrew Distance Medley Neil Braddy 400 Meters LaShawn Butler 200 Meters Bryan Cantero Distance Medley Chuol Dey 800 Meters Raymond Higgs Long Jump Kevin Lazas Heptathlon Marek Niit 200 Meters Duncan Phillips Mile Distance Medley Ben Skidmore 400 Meters Travis Southard Distance Medley

11th 9:52.48 13th 46.81 13th 21.29 11th 9:52.48 11th 1:50.43 10th 25-1.25 14th 5,596 pts 9th 21.03 10th 4:06.37 11th 9:52.48 9th 46.67 11th 9:52.48

2011 Outdoor Track & Field First Team Tarik Batchelor Long Jump Neil Braddy 4x400-Meter Relay LaShawn Butler 200 Meters Raymond Higgs Long Jump Marek Niit 200 Meters 4x400-Meter Relay Ben Skidmore 4x400-Meter Relay Travis Southard 4x400-Meter Relay Dorian Ulrey 1,500 Meters

7th 5th 7th 8th 2nd 5th 5th 5th 2nd

26-0.75 3:03.59 20.61 25-9.5 20.38 3:03.59 3:03.59 3:03.59 3:43.06

Second Team Neil Braddy 4x100-Meter Relay LaShawn Butler 4x100-Meter Relay Caleb Cross 4x100-Meter Relay Brede Ellingsen High Jump

9th 9th 9th 10th

39.29 39.29 39.29 7-0.25

2010-11*

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Kenny Evans

Seth Summerside

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RANDAL TYSON TRACK CENTER

In a re-dedication ceremony held Feb. 12, 2011, during the 2011 Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, the Randal Tyson Track Center was recognized as “The Home of the Fastest Indoor Track in the World.” The Razorbacks’ home indoor track was resurfaced prior to the start of the 2011 track and field season. In 2000, the Randal Tyson Track Center first opened on the University of Arkansas campus with the specially designed track, originally built by Mondo for the World Championships in Toronto, Canada. Since opening, the Razorbacks’ home facility has played host to several world-class indoor meets, including six SEC Championships—most recently, the 2011 indoor conference meet—and 10 NCAA Championships. Widely considered as the fastest indoor surface ever constructed, the Tyson track has been home to numerous world records, American records and an impressive 65 percent of all current NCAA Championship meet records. Arkansas will increase its number of national hosting duties to 11 with the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships which will be held March 8-9, 2013, in Fayetteville. In its first year of operation, the $8 million facility hosted the Tyson Invitational, a meet on the Golden Spike Tour, the 2000 Southeastern Randal Tyson Track Center All-Time Attendances Conference Championships and the 2000 NCAA Indoor Championships. In 2001 and 2002, the Randal Tyson Track Center once again served as the Att. Date Event host for the Golden Spike Tour’s Tyson Invitational and the NCAA Indoor 5,672 3/10/2001 2001 NCAA Championships - Day Two Championships. 5,596 3/11/2006 2006 NCAA Championships - Day Two During the 2003 season, three events were held at the state-of-the-art 5,583 3/15/2003 2003 NCAA Championships - Day Two facility: the SEC West Challenge, the Tyson Invitational and the NCAA 5,567 3/9/2002 2002 NCAA Championships - Day Two Championships. The 2004 campaign saw four exciting events take place 5,461 3/11/2005 2005 NCAA Championships - Day One at the Randal Tyson Track Center, including the Arkansas, Razorback and 5,428 3/13/2004 2004 NCAA Championships - Day Two Tyson Invitational meets and the national championships. 5,371 3/9/2001 2001 NCAA Championships - Day One The schedule was full in 2005 as the Arkansas, Razorback and Tyson 5,350 3/11/2000 2000 NCAA Championships - Day Two Invitationals and the SEC and NCAA Championships were all held at the 5,177 3/8/2002 2002 NCAA Championships - Day One Tyson Track Center. 5,117 3/10/2000 2000 NCAA Championships - Day One A new 36x20 custom video scoreboard system by Daktronics was in- 5,074 3/12/2004 2004 NCAA Championships - Day One stalled in time for the 2005 NCAA Championships. It features a 23x13 5,045 3/10/2006 2006 NCAA Championships - Day One video display screen with instant replay, electronic timing and scoring ca4,836 2/2/2002 2002 Tyson Invitational pabilities. 4,519 2/15/2008 2008 Tyson Invitational The track itself is a 200-meter, 60-degree banked track that has 55- 4,423 2/9/2007 2007 Tyson Invitational meter straightways running the entire length of the facility. It also includes 4,397 2/13/2009 2009 Tyson Invitational men’s and women’s jumping runways and pits. The surface of the track is 4,167 3/15/2008 2008 NCAA Championships - Day Two red and gray Mondo and was repainted in 2003. 4,111 2/12/2000 2000 Golden Spike Tour With all of the big name events that are held in the facility, the Tyson 3,837 3/14/2008 2008 NCAA Championships - Day One Track Center was built to handle the demands for the many media outlets. 3,649 2/27/2000 2000 SEC Championships - Day Two The press box is two-tiered offering 50 seats and has an announcer’s booth. 3,536 2/11/2000 2000 Tyson Invitational There are four elevated camera positions located around the track. A media 3,382 2/26/2000 2000 SEC Championships - Day One room is also available in the north concourse.

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JOHN MCDONNELL FIELD

Serving as the outdoor home to the most successful program in NCAA history, John McDonnell Field is one of the top outdoor track and field facilities in the nation. Named for legendary head coach John McDonnell, the winner of 40 NCAA national championships during his career at Arkansas, the facility is one of only two IAAF Class 1 certified track and field complexes in the U.S. and the first such facility on a collegiate campus. The state-of-the-art competition areas include a nine-lane Mondo track, a grass infield as well as a full hammer cage and multiple throw areas. The pole vault and jumping pits are reversible and contain two sets of runways to accommodate multiple events. Capacity is currently set at 7,000 with the potential to hold 10,000 with additional construction. John McDonnell Field All-Time Attendances John McDonnell Field played host to the 2006 South- Att. Date Event eastern Conference Champion5,430 6/12/2009 2009 NCAA Championships - Day Three ships, the 2008 NCAA Mideast 5,212 6/13/2009 2009 NCAA Championships - Day Four Regional Championships, the 5,206 6/11/2009 2009 NCAA Championships - Day Two 2009 NCAA Outdoor Champi4,816 6/10/2009 2009 NCAA Championships - Day One onships, in addition to the an4,132 5/14/2006 2006 SEC Championships - Day Four nual John McDonnell Invita3,784 5/31/2008 2008 NCAA Mideast Championships - Day Two tional. The 2006 SEC and 2009 NCAA meets were the first in 3,468 5/13/2006 2006 SEC Championships - Day Three what promises to be a long line 2,850 5/30/2008 2008 NCAA Mideast Championships - Day One of prominent events slated for 1,746 5/12/2006 2006 SEC Championships - Day Two the facility. 562 5/11/2006 2006 SEC Championships - Day One

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FACILITY RECORDS

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Randal Tyson Track Center Records 60 Meters 6.46 – Terrance Trammell USA, 2003

John McDonnell Field Records 100 Meters 9.97 – Richard Thompson LSU, 2008

200 Meters

20.10 – Wallace Spearmon, Jr. Arkansas, 2005 (AR, CR)

19.87 – Wallace Spearmon, Jr. Nike, 2007

300 Meters

31.88 – Wallace Spearmon, Jr. Nike, 2006 (WR, AR)

200 Meters 400 Meters

400 Meters 800 Meters

44.57 – Kerron Clement Florida, 2005 (WR, AR, CR)

800 Meters

1:46.21 – Andrew Wheating Oregon, 2009

1,500 Meters

3:35.84 – Joe Falcon Arkansas, 1988

Mile

3:49.89 – Bernard Lagat USA, 2005 (AR)

3,000 Meters

7:59.97 – Johan Boakes Arkansas, 1990

3,000 Meters

7:35.65 – Boaz Chewboiywo Kenya, 2006

Steeplechase

8:29.16 – Daniel Lincoln Arkansas, 2002

5,000 Meters

13:17.89 – Bekana Daba adidas, 2009

5,000 Meters

13:52.17 – Josphat Boit Arkansas, 2006

60-Meter Hurdles

7.42 – Terrance Trammell USA, 2003

10,000 Meters

28:21.45 – Galen Rupp Oregon, 2009

110-Meter Hurdles

13.22 – Aries Merritt Tennessee, 2006

4x400-Meter Relay

3:01.96 – USA, 2006 (Clement. Spearmon, Williamson, Wariner) (AR)

400-Meter Hurdles

48.47 – Jeshua Anderson Washington State, 2009

Distance Medley Relay

9:25.97 – Texas, 2008 (Miller, Fortson, Hernandez, Manzano)

4x100-Meter Relay

38.51 – Texas A&M, 2009 (Howell, Phiri, Dykes, Oliver)

High Jump

7-7.75 – Mark Boswell Texas, 2000

4x400-Meter Relay

2:59.99 – Florida State, 2009 (Williams, K. Borlee, Clark, J. Borlee)

High Jump

7-5.75 – Ray Doakes, Arkansas, 1994; R. Jenkins, Tennessee, 1994

Pole Vault

19-2.25 – Jeff Hartwig USA, 2000

Pole Vault

19-0.25 – Lawrence Johnson Tennessee, 1994

Long Jump

27-7.25 – Savante Stringfellow USA, 2004

Long Jump

27-4.75 – Erick Walder Arkansas, 1994

Triple Jump

56-11.5 – Christian Taylor Florida, 2010

Triple Jump

56-6.75 – Will Claye Oklahoma, 2009

Shot Put

73-6 – Adam Nelson Nike, 2008

Shot Put

68-7.25 – Ryan Whiting Arizona State, 2009

Weight Throw

79-5.25 – Libor Charfreitag Unattached, 2003

Discus

201-10 – Martin Maric California, 2009

Heptathlon

6,499 pts. – Ashton Eaton Oregon, 2010

Hammer

239-10 – Cory Martin Auburn, 2008

Javelin

268-4 – Chris Hill Georgia, 2009

Decathlon

8,241 pts. – Ashton Eaton Oregon, 2009

1:45.33 – Patrick Nduwimana Arizona, 2001

44.67 – Roddie Haley Arkansas, 1985

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JOHN MCDONNELL Legendary University of Arkansas cross country and track and field head coach John McDonnell announced his retirment on April 21, 2008 following 36 years, 40 NCAA championships and 84 conference titles. McDonnell’s 40 national titles are more than any coach in any singlegender program in the history of collegiate athletics. He won five national triple crowns, 21 conference triple crowns, 34 consecutive cross country conference championships, including 17 straight in the Southeastern Conference, and has been named national, regional or conference coach of the year a total of 140 times. From County Mayo, Ireland, McDonnell became head cross country coach of the Razorbacks in 1972, and head track and field coach in 1977-78. Since 1984, he won 19 national championships in indoor track, 10 in outdoor track and 11 in cross country. Since 1984, a total of 69 national titles have been awarded in those three sports, and McDonnell’s teams won all but 29 of them. His five national triple crowns came in 1984-85, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1994-95 and 1998-99; his 84 league titles include 46 in the SEC and 38 in the Southwest Conference, and a streak of 25 straight in all three sports from 1987-95; his 40 national championships include a string of 12 straight indoor titles from 1984-95, the longest streak of NCAA titles by any Division I school in any sport in collegiate history; and his teams have won at least one national championship in 21 of the last 26 years. McDonnell, who earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana-Lafayette in 1969, and coached at New Providence (N.J.) High School (1969-70) and Lafayette (La.) High School (1971) before coming to Arkansas, has won 16 more national titles than his next closest competitor (Pat Henry, LSU and Texas A&M), and only one other school, Texas-El Paso with three, has won a triple crown. In addition to the championships, his list of honors includes membership in the halls of fame for National Track and Field, United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), USA Track and Field, Arkansas Sports and Louisiana-Lafayette as well as the University of Arkansas Hall of Honor. Arkansas’ 7,000-seat outdoor facility, John McDonnell Field, is named in his honor. A 30-time national coach of the year, 50-time conference coach of the year and 62-time region coach of the year, he coached all but three of Arkansas’ 187 All-Americans. Those student-athletes combined to earn 656 All-America honors. He also coached 25 Olympians, including a gold, silver and bronze medalist, 103 NCAA individual event champions and 326 individual event conference champions. McDonnell won 46 of a possible 51 SEC championships (90 percent), including the 2008 indoor and outdoor conference titles. McDonnell, who coached former Razorback Daniel Lincoln to the American record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in July 2006, has been national coach of the year 12 times in indoor track, 11 times in outdoor track and seven times in cross country for a total of 30 awards. He was also been named the NCAA Mideast Regional Coach of the Year three of the five years it has been presented (2003-05). His tenure at Arkansas began in 1972 coaching cross country and assisting Ed Renfrow with the track program. When Renfrow left coaching, former Athletic Director Frank Broyles promoted McDonnell in time for the 1977-78 academic year.

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Scott MacPherson and John McDonnell

John McDonnell and Andy McClary

Mike Conley and John McDonnell

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TWO-SPORT STUDENT-ATHLETES Not only does the University of Arkansas allow its student-athletes to compete in two sports, it encourages it. Arkansas’ legendary track and field program has combined forces with the Razorbacks’ tradition-rich football program to provide student-athletes a chance to compete in the nation’s most competitive conference in multiple sports. Most recently, two-sport standout Cobi Hamilton used his athleticism on the track and on the football field. During the 2010 season, Hamilton was a member of Arkansas’ 4x100-meter relay that advanced to the NCAA Championships. UA’s most well-known two-sport star, and perhaps the greatest athlete in school history, is Clyde “Smackover” Scott. After a year of playing for the Naval Academy, he returned to Arkansas and helped the Hogs win the Southwest Conference football title in 1946 and was a consensus All-American in 1948. A NCAA champion in the 110-meter hurdles, he finished second in that event at the 1948 Olympics, winning a silver medal in London with a time of 13.7 seconds. Offensive guard Tony Ugoh gave Arkansas strength in the throws department, helping rack up points in the weight throw at the 2006 SEC Indoor Championships. Two-time All-American sprinter and cornerback Ahmad Carroll was the 25th pick of the first round by the Green Bay Packers in 2004. Flanker Richard Smith was a two-time All-American in the long and triple jumps as a Razorback and signed with Kansas City in 2004. Split end Tom Crowder (Dallas) and cornerback Eddie Jackson (Miami) were also taken in the 2004 NFL draft. Jackson was an All-American hurdler, while Crowder was a decathlete.

Toni Ugoh

Ahmad Carroll

Clyde Scott

Michael Grant

Tom Crowder

Richard Smith

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ALL-TIME LETTERMEN Abdi, Omar 2010-pres. Abejidi, Femi 1986 Abiatti, Mike 1968-71 Adair, Mike 1969 Adams, Chris 1990-92 Adams, Gary 1947-49 Adams, Joe David 1970 Adams, Pierce 1929-30 Agee, Owen Frank 1921 Ahmed, Said 2002-05 Akins, Chris 1996 Alexander, Floyd 1966 Alkin, Wes 2001-03 Alsen, Ian 1990-91 Ambler, Robert Lee 1941 Anderson, Mark 1978-82 Arenz, Terry 1957-59 Armstrong, Stroud D. 1928 Arnold, William Alvin 1959 Asselin, Larry 1967-68 Aspel, Tom 1973-74 Atkinson, John 1928 Audrin, Earl 1903, 05 Auffet, John 1965-67 Austin, Robert 1932, 34 Austell, Kent 2007-08 Avery, Greg 1980-81 Ayers, James 1926 Babb, Gordon Glenn 1962-64 Baber, Winston 1948 Bach, Thomas Karl 1956-57 Backus, A. 1930 Bagby, Herman 1924 Bailey, Alain 2007-10 Bailey, Jack Elmer 1949-51 Baker, Kevin 2000 Bain, Milton 1931 Baker, Brian 1990-92, 94 Baker, Charles Guy 1947-48 Baker, G.C. 1905 Baldwin, Alton 1945-46 Ballard, James 1997-98 Balumbu, Nkosinza 2006-09 Bane, James Harrison 1963-64 Barker, E.M. 1905 Barney, David 1981-82 Barnicle, Chris 2006-08 Barrett, Paul 1981-83 Basham, Charles Baker 1948 Batchelor, Tarik 2009-pres. Bass, Billy Glen 1947-48 Bauldree, Larry 1972 Bauer, Steve 1975-78

Bean, James Wilkes 1951-53 Beard,Abner 1903, 05 Bearden, Barry Warren 1964-66 Beasley, Andrew 2000-02 Beavers, E.J. 1906 Beckman, James 1962-63 Begley, Andrew 1997-2000 Beitelspacher, Shauwn 1999 Bell, C. 1991-92 Bell, Ted 1977-80 Belvit, C. 1903 Bender, Kurt 1946 Benson, Buddy Bob 1955-56 Berry, Beverly K. 1949-50 Berry, Channing 1993-94 Berry, Homer 1922, 24 Berry ,Bennie 1954 Bessenbacker, Joe C. 1958-60 Bickerstaff, Raymond 1948 Bilbrew, Chris 2008-11 Bird, Thomas Paul 1969-70 Black, Dusty 1997-98 Black, Eddie 1959-60 Blakenship, Ken 1960-62 Blaylock, J.C. 1903 Blevins, Paul Stuart 1968 Bloomer, Keith 1996 Boakes, Johan 1991-92 Bogard, Carl Jerry 1951-53 Bogard, Francis 1948-49 Bohannon, Don 1971 Bond, Earle Gene 1956-58 Boit, Josphat 2004-06 Bordes, Luis 2003-06 Borge, Espen 1985-86 Botha, Ryan 2004 Bourke, Hunter 2010-pres. Bowers, Wm. 1947 Boyer, Lane 2008-pres. Boykins, Marlon 1990-93 Boyle, Blaise 1980-81 Braddy, Neil 2010-pres. Bradford, Wm. S. 1946-47, 49-50 Bradley, Robert 1986, 88-90 Brewer, Patrick Aden 1954-55 Brewster, H. 1903 Bridges, Maketha 1995-97 Bridges, Maurice 2003-04 Briggs, Clarence 1995-96 Britt, Tommy Mercer 1951-53 Brodie, Ralph G. 1959-60, 62 Brooks, Ralph M. 1947-48 Brown, D’Marcus 1998-2000

Brown, Eric 2003-06 Brown, Gary Leonard 1961 Brown, Gordon 1925 Brown, James Frank 1949-51 Brown, Lemuel 1903 Brown, Lorenzo 1987 Brown, Omar 2004-05 Brown, P.J. 2001-05 Brown, Randy 1978-80 Brown, Temple Nix 1951-53 Brunton, Nigel 1991 Bruton, Niall 1991-94 Bryan, Phillip 1968 Bryant, Gerald 1951 Bryant, Jordan 2010-pres. Bullock, Fay 1906 Burke, James B. 1911 Burnett, Chad 2008-10 Burnett, Tommy 1963, 65-66 Burns, Robert Jerry 1955-57 Bunston, Jason 1993-96 Burrows, Claude 1905 Butler, Drew 2010-pres. Butler, Lashawn 2010-11 Bynum, Firmin 1941 Cabada, Fernando 2001-02 Cairns, Wm. Dean 1950-52 Caldwell, J.P. 1930 Caldwell, T. 1990-93 Camien, Tom 1978-80 Cammack, George S. 1912 Campbell, Leon 1947-49 Campos, Jose 2005 Canada, Eugene 1946-48 Cantero, Bryan 2010 Cantwell, H.C. 1905 Carey, Edward Joseph 1956-57 Carpenter, Gordon 1941-42 Carpenter, Warren Lee 1954 Carroll, Ahmad 2002 Carroll, Ronnie 1982-83 Carter, David Carroll 1968 Carter, Jerry Carroll 1956-57 Carter, Robert Calvin 1946 Cassard, Howard 1937 Castner, John 1997 Cato, Daryl 1940-42 Chilton, Mike 1964 Chinchar, Michael 2008-11 Chukwumia, C 1997, 99 Christie, Leslie Guy 1968-70 Clark, Elbert 1903 Clark, Mike 1977-79

Clarke, John Roger 1951 ‘52 Clavelle, Marcus 1997-2000 Cleary, Fred 1982-84 Coates, Jerry 1969 Cobrin, Micky 2007-08 Coleman, Scott 1990, 92 Coleman, William 1932-33 Collier, James, Wm. 1958-59 Collins, David A. 1948-49 Conley, Mike 1982-85 Conley, Steve 1993 Conroy, Anthony 1978-82 Consiglio, Doug 1984-86 Contreras, Gilbert 1989-92 Cook, Clyde Lee 1962 Cooper, Richard 1987-89 Copeland, Jady 1945 Corbin, K. 1997-98 Cormier, Kenny 2006-07 Costello, Colin 2006-07 Couch, Corbin 1927 Cowger, James 1926-28 Cox, James Harrold 1947-48 Crabaugh, Charles Q. 1927-28 Crafton,James Blair 1947-48 Cragg, Alistair 2002-04 Cramer, Scott 1990-92 Craven, Brandon 1996-97 Creighton, Milam 1929-31 Crippin, Eddie 1942 Cross, Caleb 2010-pres. Cross, John 1997-2000 Cullins, Corey 1990-91 Cunningham, Elbert 1942 Dailey, Adam 1996-2000 Dale, Jack 1929-31 Danaher, Kevin 1968-71 Daniels, Walter 1922 Darnell, Ronald Lee 1965 Davis, Calvin 1993-94 Davis, Charles M. 1960-61 Davis, Colt 2007 Davis, Edwin 1930 Davis, Mike 1983-85 Day, Joe Jr. 1957-58 Deardorff, John David 1962-64 DeBerry, Thomas D. 1967-69 Dey, Chuol 2010-pres. Dickerson, Ron 1990 Diffy, John 1938-39 Dittoe, Brad 2003-06 Diven, Wm. Lee 1951-53 Dixon, Bobby Herman 1956-57

Kent Austell

Maurice Bridges

Ahmad Carroll

Calvin Davis

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Dixon, Walter 1926-27, 29 Doakes, Ray 1994-95 Dodson, Jeremy 2006 Donley, Chad 1990-91 Donnelly, Bernard Jr. 1952-54 Donovan, Paul 1982-85 Dotson, Kevin 1997-98 Dovitch, Victor 1937 Dressel, A. 1991 Driver, Charles 1940 Duke, Alvin C. 1948-50 Duke, Jimmy 2003-06 Dunleavy, Alan 1998, 2000-01 DuPont, Bill 1982-85 Durden, Harold Dean 1947 Durham, Nate 2009-10 Dwyer, Marlon 2010-pres. Dyck, Raymond Lee 1958-60 Eberhardt, Georg 2010-pres. Efurd, Cameron 2010-pres Efurd, Carlton 1983-84 Eidson, Harold D. 1929 Elder, Charles S. 1966-67 Ellingsen, Brede 2010-pres. Elliott, Rick 2008-pres. Ely, Brian 1997-98 English, Elbert 1911-12 Eshbaugh, Allen Ray 1953-55 Evans, Kenny 1998-2001 Ezell, Arthur 1974 Falcon, Joe 1986-89 Faulkinberry, Charles H. 1952 Feiu, Britt 1977-78 Fergus, F.H. 1903 Ferguson, John S. 1949-50 Fernandez, Eric 2008-pres. Fish, Roy Jason 1950-51 Fitch, E.Y. 1922-23 Fitzgerald, Clarence 1998 Fletcher, John Lynn 1947-48 Floreal, Edrick 1987-90 Forrest, Shawn 2004-06, 08-09 Fowler, Aubrey 1946-47 Fox, Edwin 1923 Frantz, Henry 1945 Freeman, Charles 1980, 82 Freeman, Dewey 1971 French, Jimmy 1991-94 Frierson, Charles 1927-28 Fry, Joe 1906 Gabor, Dan 1989-90, 92 Gaither, Conard 1968-70 Galley, John Roger 1968-69

Gardner, Carnall 1930 Garing, Meriwether L. 1947-48 Garrett, Claude W. 1912 Gaston, Kenny 1988, 90 Gatchell, Oliver W. Jr. 1949-51 Gatson, Terry 2004-05 Gay, Tyson 2004-05 Geiser, Elvin 1933-35 Gensler, Don 1980-81 Gillespie, Scott 2010-pres. Gizzi, Todd 1994 Glover, Sam 1999-2002 Golbek, Dwayne 2010-pres. Golden, Michael 2010-11 Goodwin, John W. 1960-61 Gordon, Marshall 1972 Gower, Earl 1932-33 Grant, Michael 2005 Gray, C.W. 1903 Gray, Keith 1977-79, 81 Green, Danny 1990-93 Green, Juris 1994-95 Green, Orlando 1998 Gregory, Bryan 1926 Gregory, Burt 1906 Gregory, Noel 1942 Gresham, George 1927-29 Grier, William N. 1964-66 Gross, Eric 2003-04 Grundy, A.M. 1906 Grundy, Chad 2001-03 Gunn, Matt 2004-05 Gurry, David 1993-94 Guynn, Rex 1973-74 Haden, Jack 1934, 36 Haile, Solomon 2009-pres. Haley, Roddie 1985-87 Hall, Steve 1971-72 Hallock, Alex 1988-91 Hallock, Edgar 1988-91 Hamberg, Harold 1941 Hamilton, Aaron 2009-pres. Hamilton, Cobi 2010-pres. Hanley, Frank 1990-94 Hardin, Thomas E. 1949-51 Harmon, Matt 1997-98 Harper, Josh 2003-04 Harrison, Harry 1935 Hartness, Jimmy F. 1962-63 Hatch, James 2002-05 Haynes, Bratton 1941 Hazard, Richard Fay 1952-54 Heber, Richard Frank 1951-53

Heeger, Brandon 2010-pres. Heffington, W. Edward 1950-52 Hegenberger, R. L. 1966-67 Heinze, Dirk 2001 Hemingway, Matt 1992-96 Hendee, Ron 1966-67 Henderson, DeMatt 1899-1901 Henderson, Gerald D. 1955-57 Henderson, Vincent 1992-94 Henry, Clemore 2007 Henry, Eric 1988-92 Henry, H.F. 1903 Henthrome, Richard R. 1955-57 Hickey, David 1940 Hicks, Haydn 1961-63 Hicks, Tom E. 1930 Higgs, Raymond 2010-pres. Hight, Frank B. 1923-26 Hill, Danny 1974 Hill, Tyler 2004-08 Hoffman, John 1946-47 Hollabaugh, C. 1924-25, 27 Holt, E. E. 1933 Holmes, Justin 2009-pres. Hood, Graham 1991-92, 94-95 Hooker, Cloyd T. 1954-55 Houk, Steve 1972 Howard, Antoine 1996-97 Howard, Robert 1995-98 Howell, Milton 1942 Huff, Artie 1993-95 Huffman, Jeremy 1997-98 Hughes, Milton 1993-94 Hughes, Steven Jay 1967 Hulton, M.C. 1906 Hune, Vernon 1970, 72 Hunter, W.B. 1936 Iman, Harun 2005 Innis, Glen 1930 Iovine, Keith 1983-84 Irby, Freeman 1923 Irwin, Randy 1970 Irizary, Luis 1946 Irsch, Wayne Charles 1964 Jackson, C. 2000 Jackson, Eddie 2000-03 Jackson, Ivan 1930-32 James, C.R. 1906 James, Donnie 1981-83 Jasinski, Bill 1983-84 Jefferson, Tyrus 1988 Jett, William 1905 Johnson, Chessly 2005

Johnson, Gary 1988-92 Johnson, Howard 1949 Johnson, Kevin 2007 Johnson, Lawrence 1998 Johnston, J.H. 1906 Jones, Cedric 1979-80 Jones, Gary 2007 Jones, Harry 1995-96 Jones, Meredith 1942 Jones, Paul 1981-82 Jones, Scott 1981-82 Jorgensen, Blake 2001 Joseph, Ryan 2000 Judd, Joe Bernard 1950 Jurney, William A. Jr. 1951 Kaley, Sean 1995-98 Kaminski, Ed 1988, 90 Karanu, James 1999-2001 Karie, Sharif 1999-2001 Karr, Elwin 1931 Kastl, Tony 1979-82 Keen, Allen 1936-37 Keith, Marvin 1912 Kelly, Kelvin 1996-98 Kerr, Matt 1996-99 Kimeli, Silverus 2002-03 King, Shannon 1995-96 Kiper, Creighton 2004-05 Kirbos, Matt 2010-pres. Kirby, Justin 1997 Kirkconnell, Evan 2001 Kittelson, Noah 2010-pres. Kitts, Earl 1935 Klee, Mark 1982-84 Kobza, Marty 1983-84 Kocurek, Cory 2010-pres. Kolb, Phillip Alden 1962-63 Kolb, Ronald 1965-66 Komarek, Kyle 2007-09 Kosgei, Peter 2005-08 LaCava, Daniel 2006-08 Laird, Luke 2008-pres. Lake, Howard 1932 Lambert, Eugene Sr. 1927-28 Landreth, Josh 2000-03 Landrum, Richard 1994-95 Lassiter, Seneca 1996-99 Latzig, Frank 1912 Lawson, Jim 1969-70 Lazas, Kevin 2010-pres. Lee, M.E. 1933-34, 36 Lefebvre, James Richard 1949 Leon, Jonathon 1997-98

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Roddie Haley

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ALL-TIME LETTERMEN Leonard, Tony 1982-83 Levy,David 1995-98 Lightfoot, Sean 1998-2001 Lincoln, Daniel 2000-03 Linebarier, Chester R. 1948-49 Link, Murray 1998-2001 Lister, Melvin 1999-2000 Lockhart, Tony 1998 Lofquist, Scott 1979-83 Lohmann, J. 1996 Long, Dave 1977-80 Long, Paul 1970 Long, Rosco 1940 Looney, Liam 1984-86 Looney, Stacy 1948 Lottman, Joseph 1996 Loudermilk, Hubert 1997-99 Lusby, Dale 1999-2000 Lyons, Floyd M. 1938-39 Mace, James Lewden 1963-65 MacPherson, Scott 2006Magness, James Edward 1963 Maltby, Phillip M. 1969-70 Marshall, D. 1991-93 Mannino, Anthony 1938 Martin, Greg 2004-08 Martin, Neil 1937-39 Martin, R.T. 1938 Martin, Robert 1996 Mast, Roger 1938-40 May, Wayne Curtis Jr. 1965-67 Mayer, James D.P. 1964 McCarty 1912 McClard, William 1969-70 McClary, Alex 2008-09 McClary, Andy 2008-09 McClung, Joe 1969 McColl, Don 1939-40 McCollum, Wayne P. 1958-60 McCorkel, Spencer 2008-09 McDaniel, John T. 1935-37 McDonald, Brian 1980-81 McDonald, Gary Alan 1959-61 McDoniel, Estes 1939-41 McDoulett 1988 McDow, Ralph S. 1930 McEvoy, Gerry 1979-80 McFarlan, Robert 1912 McGahee, Markus 1988-90 McGehee, Phelan 1925-27 McGuire, B. 1995 McGuire, Dillan 1927-28 McIntyre, Curtis 1995

McKey, D.E. 1903 McLeod, William Jr. 1929-30, 32 McRae, Phillip 1927-29 McWhorter, Rick 1971-72 Mears, Robert Bruce 1956-58 Measel, Marshall 1945 Meeks, Lloyd 2000-01 Melancon, Randy 1973 Mercer, Charley 1973 Metzler, George 1927 Miller, Lavar 1999-2001 Miller, Richard 1929 Miner, Dewayne 1991-93 Mitchell, Kerry 1977 Mitchell, Matt 1993-95 Mitchell, Pat 1978-81 Mitchell, R.A. 1903 Mitchell, Teddy 1994 Moloney, Tom 1981-84 Momoh, Leoman 2010-pres. Moncrieffe, Wayne 1986-87 Moon, Skip 1971-72 Moore, Rex Norman 1948 Moore, Steve 1996 Mordica, Mike 1972 Morelock, Ernest 1940 Morgan, Jimmy 1940 Morin, Michael 1992-95 Morman, Clark 1977-80 Morrison, James D. 1967 Morton, Edward L. 1955-57 Moss, Charles 1982-84 Moss, Dahrron 1996 Moss, Lowell R. 1911-12 Moses, C. Hamilton Jr. 1945 Moudy, Phillip Wayne 1967-70 Muggleton, Mark 1979 Mulvaney, Chris 2001-04 Munger, Gale 1971-72 Munoz, Matt 2007 Munz, D. 1991-94 Murray, Vonn 1977-78 Musselman,Glenn 1924 Myers, George N. 1964, 68-70 Myers, J 1988 Nationa, Leslie 1931-33 Neal, Aubrey 1942 Nelson, Jackie Lee 1959-61 Newton, Christopher M. 1957-59 Nichols, Rogers 1988, 90 Niit, Marek 2009-pres. Nixon, Layne 2010-pres. Nollsch, Travis 2009-10

Norris, Jonathan 2004, 06 Oakley, Thomas D. 1957-59 Oats, Bruce 1906 O’Bar, Alfred 1926 O’Doherty, Keith 1997-2000 O’Mara, Frank 1979-82 O’Neal, Chandon 1999-2001 O’Shaughnessy, Niall 1973-76 Oldham, Cory 2002-05 Osborne, Terry 1980-83 Overstreet, Ralph 1937-39 Palmer, Curtis 1925 Palmer, Robert 1971-72 Paradelo, Carlos 1995-96 Parker, John 1925 Parker, Randy 2008-10 Parker, Van Orlie 1968-69 Parks, Carlos 1938-40 Parks, Julius Ray 1948 Pascoe, Jeff 1984-86 Pasley, Robert 1920-21 Pate, Shannon 1990 Payne, Charles 1950 Penix, William Roy 1911 Penn, Stuart 1973 Pennington, Andrew 2009-pres. Perkins, Adam 2004-07 Perrille, Price 1940-41 Perron, Ken 1978-81 Perry, Richard Lee 1963-64 Peters, Theodore 1924-25 Peterson, Rodney 1995 Petty, Jerry 1967-69 Phillips, Chris 1991-94 Phillips, C.O. 1903 Phillips, Duncan 2008-pres. Phillips, William H. 1932-33 Pickel, Frank W. Jr. 1920-22 Pickel, Thomas 1927-28 Pickert, Steve 1977-78 Poole, H.L. 1934-36 Posey, Tony 1988, 90 Power, Michael 1996-99 Pratt, D.H. 1904-06 Prentice, Terry 2009-pres. Price, Norman 1949-51 Price, Phillip 1995-98 Pride, Jeff R. Jr. 1964, 65 Pritchard, Ross 1946-48, 50 Pruitt, G.C. 1906 Pruitt, Bobby Glen 1968-71 Pryor, Dean 1951-53 Pyle, Jim 1982-83

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Queen, Bruce Fielding Quinn, Daniel Rainwater, Elmer Rawlings, Ralph Ray, Ralph E. Red, Joe Redmon, J.P. Redwine, Rob Redwine, Stanley Reed, Troy Reeves, Jonathan Reeves, Samuel S. Register, John Reichert, James W. Reichert, Jerry Reilly, Derek Reina, Randy Reina, Rio Reina, Reuben Reina, Roland Renfrow, N. Edward Rennick, Allan Lee Revelle, Daryl Rhoden, Harold Hugh Rice, Joe Rice, T. Richards, Donald O. Richie, Ocie Riley, Mario Rise, Edwin Norman Rizio, Leo Roberts, Dylan Roberts, Glenn W. Robertson, J. Leland Robbins, Jack Robinson, Maurice Robinson, Perry Robinson, R.C. Robinson, Terry Moore Robinson, William Robles, Josh Rock, Brandon Rodrigues, Marc Roe, Brian Roebuck, Mack Rogers, John H. Romain, Jerome Romero, Patrick Rosebery, Matt Roslov, Boris Ross, William James Rosson, Brent Rule, Bill

1968-69 2006-09 1923-24 1936-37 1923-25 1931 1930 2010 1980-83 1940 2002 1950 1985-87 1947 1952, 54 1973-74 1981-83 20071987-91 1982-84 1962-64 1958-60 1974 1964-65 1982-83 1988 1947 1945 1999 1950 1933 2010 1945 1922-23 1936-37 2001-02 1983-84 1920-22 1955 1924, 26 2006 1995 2004-06 2005-07 1937-38 1922 1994-95 1968-69 2002 20071954-55 2005-09 1946

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Runyan, William B. Jr. 1960-62 Rush, Trevor 1998 Russ, George Paul 1963, 65 Russell, Derek 1987-90 Russell, Patrick 2010-11 Sadler, D.K. 1905 Salyer, John 1939 Sample, Charles 1912 Samuels, J-Mee 2006-09 Sanders, Hallman 1932 Sandfort, Jason 2001-05 Sasser, Gordon 1997-99 Schiefer, John 1992-93 Schilling, Donnell H. 1963-64 Schneider, Michael 1996 Scholl, John 1998 Schoonover, Wear 1930 Schumchuk, Frank 1945 Schumchuk, Michael 1945, 48 Schimper, Frans 2001 Schweder, Chris 1971-72 Scott, Clyde Luther 1947-48 Scott, Jeremy 2004 Scott, Mark 1975-78 Scott, Mitchell 2009 Scott, Tracy E. 1948 Secher, E.B. 1903 Selig, Roman Joseph III 1965 Semnes. J.M. 1906 Sessions, O. 1996 Seward, Irwin J.Jr. 1968-70 Sharp, Kenneth Ray 1965-67 Sherland, Mark 1933-34 Siamusiye, Godfrey 1995-97 Sidari, Geoffrey 1994-97 Sidney, Shannon 1994-97 Sikes, F.L. 1911 Simpson, Jack Wilson 1947 Skidmore, Ben 2009-pres. Skinner, Mike 1990 Slaughter, Dewey Lee 1927 Smith, Forrest 1925 Smith, Glen 1938-39 Smith, Jerry 1973-74 Smith, Jimmy 1970-71 Smith, Joe Samuel 1949-50 Smith John 1922-23 Smith, Harold 1982-84 Smith, Harrison 1990-92 Smith, Richard 2000-03 Smith, Terry 1970-71 Smith, Troy 1988-90 Smitherman, Jack D. 1968-69

Southard, Travis 2010-pres. Sparks, Stuart 2010-pres. Spearmon, Wallace 1982-85 Spearmon Jr., Wallace 2004-05 Spencer, Stanley 1940-42 Spivey, W.F. 1934 Stallings, Randall 1939 Stanford, J.B. 1906 Stanley, Ryan 1998-2000 Stephens, Jake 2009-10 Stephens, Malcolm 1929-30 Stephens, Mark 1974 Stephens, Randy 1979-82 Stevens, Robbie 2002-03, 05 Stevenson, Eugene 1928 Stewart, Mychael 2005-09 Stewart, Reed 1911-12 Storey,Frank 1925 Stout, Robert 1936-38 Strang, James 2007-09 Streepy, George 1928-29 Sugg, B. Alan 1958-60 Summerside, Seth 2005-06 Sutherland, Mark 1980-81 Sutton, Johnnie 1940, 42 Swain, David 1983-84 Tarver, Audrey 1981-82 Tate, Jimmy Wayne 1961 Taylor, Dave 1979-83 Taylor, Gary 1984 Taylor, James Samuel 1960 Taylor, Matt 1986-88 Taylor, Michael 2002-04 Taylor, Roy 1941 Taylor, William Randy 1967-69 Tedder, Stephen Ward 1969 Temple, Greg 1970 Tennant, Robert F. 1963-65 Tennison, Jimmy E. 1954-55 Thiessen, Kevin 1981-84 Thomas, Michael 2001-04 Thomas, Patrick 2002 Thomas, Paul 1988-90 Thomason, George F. 1950-51 Thompson, Derrick 1993-95 Thompson, Mark 1999 Thompson, Samuel B. 1934 Thompson, William 1981-83 Threat, Leon 1993-94 Thurlby, Albert 1936 Tibbetts, Joe 1942 Tilmon, C.Erby 1927-28 Tilmon, Wayne 1934-36

Timms, Jeff 1991 Towns, Walter Stuart 1960 Travis, Ryan 1998-01 Treece, Clyde 1928, 30 Tressler, Todd 1997 Trigg, Tom E. 1905 Troxell, Thomas 1952-53 Ugoh, Tony 2005-06 Ulrey, Dorian 2009-11 Uudmae, Jaanus 2003-06 Valkenburgh, Van 1903 Valladares, Alex 1996 Van Winkle, C. 1903 Vazquez, Sam 2003-04 Vaughn, Joe 2000 Vaughn, Pat 1978-82 Vest, Larry Carl 1960, 62 Walder, Erick 1991-94 Walls, Jack 1937-39 Ward, Jason 2000-01 Washington, Kerwin 1979-81 Washington, Ramon 2000-03 Webb, Charles 1903 Wehmeyer, David 1981-82, 84 Wellman, Brian 1990-94 Wells, Joey 1985-86 Welsh, David 1990-94 Werntz, Leon Erwin Jr. 1947-48 West, James Edwin 1949-51 Wheeler, Garland 1934 Wheeler, Julian 1995 Wheelus, James C. 1934-35 White, Barnabas 1975-78 White, C. Kyle 1987-89 White, Kevin 1997 Whitfield, W.C. 1931, 34 Whitney, DuWayne 1993 Wilkinson, Albert Lee 1950-52 Williams, Bob 1976-78 Williams, C. 1988 Williams, Don 1987-89, 91 Williams, Ed 1982-84 Williams, W.D. 1912 Williamson, Robert Ray 1963 Wilson, Chris 1995 Wilson, David 1980-81 Wilson, Gid 1938 Wilson, Ocie 1924-25 Wilson, Robert John 1967-70 Wilson, Ryan 1994-96, 98 Wilshire, Eugene 1965-66 Windler, Dan 1979, 81 Winfrey, John 1912

Winters, W.L. 1905 Winser, Kim 1970-72 Withers, Art 1937 Witt, Billy Joe 1952, 54 Wittenmyer, David 2003-06 Wolf, A.Ford 1923 Wood, C. Fox 1903 Wray, Bige 1966-68 Wynne, Thomas 1935-36 Yarbrough, James Francis 1951 Yarbrough, Lynn 1925-26 Yoder, Dewey Jr. 1952 Yoder, Lee 1952 Yoder, Phil 2001 Young, Robert 1970 Young, Charles 1948 Zack, Eric 1998 Zellner, Cedric 2006-10 Zinn, Chris 1988 Zuber, Paul 1938-39

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Robbie Stevens

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