Brown Sprints to 100mH World-Lead

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No. 2 Arkansas had to wait out a lengthy weather delay before springing to action at the inaugural meet at EB Cushing Stadium – The Reveille – hosted by Texas A&M  where the Razorbacks racked up 99-points in a fourth-place finish highlighted by Janeek Brown’s world-leading 100-meter hurdle performance.

Janeek Brown captured the 100-meter hurdle title running a speedy 12.91 that is the fastest wind-legal time in the world this season, besting the former world-lead of 12.96 by LSU’s Tonea Marshall last week at Texas Relays. Arkansas’ Payton Chadwick finished runner-up to Brown in a season-best 13.08 while G’Auna Edwards (13.86) and J’Alyiea Smith (14.07) finished 10th and 14th, respectively, with Smith’s time being a personal best in her first collegiate 100-meter hurdles race.

G’Auna Edwards leaped out to the No. 2 mark in program history in the long jump, finishing with a best of 6.42m (21-0.75) that trails only Taliyah Brooks’ mark of 6.78m (22-3) from last season. Edwards is currently No. 5 in the NCAA in the long jump.

The Razorbacks started the meet on the track by running 44.05 in the 4×100-meter relay besting the home team Texas A&M (44.27) and Baylor (44.81) who finished second and third, respectively.

Three Razorbacks finished in the top-10 in the 400-meters led by Morgan Burks-Magee who crossed the line in 53.27 followed by Paris Peoples in 54.17 for fifth and Sydney Hammit in 54.56 for ninth.

Brown, who posted a world-leading time to start the meet, returned for the open 100-meters where she ran 11.48 for second-place trailing only Texas’ Teahna Daniels in 11.38. Tiana Wilson (11.66) finished fourth, Kethlin Campbell (11.69) took fifth, with Tamara Kuykendall (11.95) rounding out the competition in the 100-meters with a 13th-place showing.

Alex Byrnes, the lone competitor in the 800-meters for Arkansas, finished fifth in a season-best 2:10.52.

Smith returned to the track for the 400-meter hurdles where she posted a lifetime-best in the event running 59.42 in a runner-up finish.

Ten Razorbacks backed into the blacks for the 200-meters, but none ran faster than Arkansas’ Campbell who needed only 23.60 seconds to complete the half-lap race. Campbell led the way with her second-place finish but was accompanied in the top-10 by Chadwick who finished fifth in 23.83.

Morgan Hartsell cleared 3.56m (11-8) on the day for 10th-place.

The final event of the day saw the 4×400-meter relay of Sydney Hammit, Paris Peoples, Sydney Davis and Shafiqua Maloney turn in a second-place finish running 3:39.68.

Arkansas returns home to John McDonnell Field where the Razorbacks will host the John McDonnell Invitational Apr. 12-13.

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2. Brown, Janeek – 11.48
4. Wilson, Tiana – 11.66
5. Campbell, Kethlin – 11.69
13. Kuykendall, Tamara  – 11.95

2. Campbell, Kethlin – 23.60
5. Chadwick, Payton – 23.83
12. Burks Magee, Morgan – 24.15
14. Wilson, Tiana – 24.24
22. Hammit, Sydney – 24.90
23. Maloney, Shafiqua – 24.99
25. Peoples, Paris – 25.01
32. Kuykendall, Tamara – 25.26
36. Davis, Sydney – 25.59
38. Edwards, G’Auna – 26.11

2. Burks Magee, Morgan – 53.27
5. Peoples, Paris – 54.17
9. Hammit, Sydney – 54.56
16. Maloney, Shafiqua – 55.72
17. Davis, Sydney – 56.80

5. Byrnes, Alex – 2:10.52

100-meter hurdles
1. Brown, Janeek – 12.91
2. Chadwick, Payton – 13.08
10. Edwards, G’Auna – 13.86
14. Smith, J’Alyiea – 14.07

400-meter hurdles
2. Smith, J’Alyiea – 59.42

4×100-meter relay
1. Arkansas “A” – 44.05

4×400-meter relay
2. Arkansas “A” – 3:39.68

Pole Vault
10. Hartsell, Morgan – 3.56m (11-8)

Long Jump
1. Edwards, G’Auna – 6.42m (21-0.75)