The Arkansas Twilight and the USATF Combined events championships are this coming weekend. Should be a good competition. Who will make the decathlon team and heptathlon teams for Eugene?
2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto
Razorbacks host Twilight, USATF Combined Events Championships this weekend
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Twilight serves as the final competition for the Razorbacks on Friday prior to the SEC Championships next week. John McDonnell Field will also host the USATF Combined Events Championships this Friday and Saturday.
Arkansas competes in the conference championships next week in Oxford, Mississippi. Then at the end of May (25-28), the Razorbacks will host the NCAA West Preliminary round.
The USATF Championships in the heptathlon includes a field of 12, who are contending for the World Championships that will be held in the United States for the first time this summer in Eugene, Oregon.
Teams competing in the Twilight meet, which will have a Razorback senior recognition, include Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, John Brown, Lane, Langston, Arkansas-Little Rock, Memphis, Missouri State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts, Science & Arts, Arkansas-Rich Mountain.
A live stream of the Arkansas Twilight will be available on the SEC Network +, starting at 5 p.m. (https://es.pn/3w5ziLl). Live results are available here: https://flashresults.com/2022_Meets/Outdoor/05-06_ArkTwilight/
“We are in a situation where we are going to do some fine-tuning with some of our ballistic people while most of our distance people will be in a training mode to get ready for the SEC meet next week,” said Arkansas women’s head coach Lance Harter.
The Razorbacks will be involved in a range of events, including both relays, on Friday as they finalize who will comprise the team of 30 representing Arkansas in the conference meet next week.
Arkansas volunteer assistant Shamier Little has entered in the 400m and 400m hurdles. Razorbacks also in the 400m include Ashanti Denton, Rosey Effiong, Paris Peoples, and Britton Wilson.
Joining Little in the 400m hurdles is Wilson, still the collegiate leader for 2022 with her UA school record of 54.37 from the Texas Relays in late March. This past weekend her world and U.S.-leading effort was surpassed by a 53.88 victory for Dalilah Muhammad at the Drake Relays.
Jada Baylark is scheduled to race in the 100m and 200m. The 100m field also includes professionals Marybeth Sant-Price, Sharika Nelvis, and Cindy Sember. Joining Baylark in the 200m are teammates Effiong, Jayla Hollis, and Joanne Reid.
Sember, who trains in Fayetteville, also is entered in the 100m hurdles along with Razorbacks Hollis and Yoveinny Mota.
The Razorback pole vault crew scheduled to compete includes Elien Vekemans, who contested her first outdoor meet last week at LSU, along with Kaitlyn Banas, Amanda Fassold, Mackenzie Hayward, Bailee McCorkle, and Grace Ridgeway.
Field event competitors for Arkansas also include Sydney Billington in the high jump, Georgia Brain in the long jump, and Alexis Torns in the triple jump.
Arkansas Twilight, Entries: arkansas twilight heats session order.pdf
Arkansas Twilight, schedule of heats: arkansas twilight heats.pdf