No. 2 Razorbacks Finish Strong at Red Raider Invite

Nate Allen

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LUBBOCK, Texas – The No. 2 Arkansas women’s track & field team put together another strong showing in its second meet of the season, the Red Raider Invitational, on Friday afternoon at the Sports Performance Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Backing up her win in the 400-meters last week at the Arkansas Invitational, Paris Peoples tied for the sixth-fastest time in the NCAA this season with her 53.69 in this week’s competition. In the 200-meters ‘B’ event Arkansas put four in the top eight, including a 3-4 finish from Morgan Burks-Magee (24.20) and Rosey Effiong (24.32). 

Peoples led off the women’s 4×400-meter relay at the end of the night, handing the baton to Tiana Wilson, who pushed the Razorbacks into second with a 53.73 split. From there, Burks-Magee moved Arkansas into first and Rosey Effiong brought it home to give the Razorbacks a win at 3:38.16, good for the eighth-fastest mark in the country this season.

Lauren Martinez earned a second-place finish in the pole vault as she just missed her PR of 4.30m/14-1.25 and got over the bar at 4.29m/14-0.75 on her third attempt at the height. Her mark ranks sixth in the NCAA this year. Martinez was followed by Bailee McCorkle in third place with a mark of 4.10m/13-5.75.

A pair of underclassmen led the Razorbacks in the 60mH with Daszay Freeman taking third (8.28) and G’Auna Edwards (8.29) finishing one spot behind her. Former Razorback Taliyah Brooks won the event with a time of 8.10. 

Edwards would also pick up a third-place finish in the long jump behind a leap of 6.34m/20-9.75. After finishing second in the qualifier, Tiana Wilson took fourth in the 60-meter finals with a time of 7.41. 

The Razorbacks will be back in action at home for the Razorback Invitational on Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Randal Tyson Indoor Track Center for the third meet of the season.

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