Razorbacks become first group since Oregon in 2016 to capture both championships, concluding final indoor meet for women’s coach Harter in memorable fashion and adding to men’s legacy with record 21st crown, giving program 49 titles overall, including cross country and outdoor track and field
By Erik Boal, DyeStat Editor
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – One Arkansas group was led by an exceptional trio of Jamaican jumpers and the best all-around competitor in Puerto Rican track and field history.
Another Razorbacks’ lineup was highlighted by the fastest American female athlete ever to run two laps on a 200-meter banked track and the best collection of quarter-milers ever showcased on a collegiate roster, along with the Jamaican and NCAA record holder in the 60-meter hurdles.
One legendary Arkansas coach was able to celebrate a fitting conclusion to the final indoor meet of his career with a fourth women’s indoor team title.
Another Razorbacks’ mentor added to the greatest men’s championship legacy in collegiate history.
And both Arkansas teams capped their respective schedules Saturday at the NCAA Division 1 Indoor Championships by winning the 4×400-meter relays, as they celebrated their victories with nearly identical scores at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
For the first time in school history, the Razorbacks swept the indoor team titles in the same year, with the men capturing their record 21st championship and the women winning their fourth crown, increasing Arkansas’ total to 49 overall national titles, including cross country and outdoor track and field.
The women’s team sent coach Lance Harter out in style in his final indoor meet ahead of his retirement at the end of the school year, as Arkansas prevailed with 64 points, ahead of Texas with 60 points, Florida at 45 points and Stanford finishing fourth with 33 points.
The Razorbacks celebrated their first men’s team championship since 2013 under coach Chris Bucknam with 63 points, followed by Georgia with 40 points, Florida at 34 points and Washington placing fourth with 31 points.
Arkansas not only prevailed against Texas in a head-to-head showdown in the women’s 4×400 relay with the title on the line, but Rosey Effiong, Amber Anning, Joanne Reid and Britton Wilson produced the fastest all-time indoor performance in the world by clocking 3 minutes, 21.75 seconds, eclipsing the 2006 standard of 3:23.37 by Russia.
Arkansas became the first women’s 4×400 to…
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