Hari Sets Danish 100-meter National Record, Top-10 Mark


WACO, Texas – A Danish national record and a pair of Arkansas top-10 marks highlighted action for Arkansas at the Michael Johnson Invitational at Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Kris Hari has had quite the last two weeks on the track for the Razorbacks where he’s turned in a lifetime-best in the 100-meters on each occasion. At last week’s John McDonnell, Hari raced to a time of 10.31 lowering his personal-best from the previous wind-legal mark of 10.52. On Saturday, Hari ran 10.26 in the 100-meters finishing fourth-overall in a field that featured the No. 1 time in the NCAA this season by Texas Tech’s Divine Oduduru who paced the field at 9.94. Hari’s time is the 10th-fastest in Arkansas program history and is also a new Danish National Record in the event besting the previous mark of 10.29 set by Morten Jensen in 2004.

Roy Ejiakuekwu also turned in a lifetime-best in the 100-meters with his time of 10.37 for seventh-place, while Josh Oglesby made it 3-for-3 on the day for Razorback PRs in the race as his time of 10.44 is a lifetime-best for the freshman from Katy, Texas.

Jalen Brown (21.17), Rashad Boyd (21.29), and Rhayko Schwartz (21.51) finished 10th, 12th, and 14th in the 200-meters with Brown’s mark being an all-conditions lifetime-best in the event.

Hunter Woodhall, who returned to the track where he made his Arkansas outdoor debut last season, used a run of 46.52 to finish fifth overall.

Tre’Bien Gilbert (14.01) and Shakiel Chattoo (14.24) grabbed top-three finishes going 2-3 in the 110-meter hurdles.

The 400-meter hurdles saw Travean Caldwell run a lifetime-best 50.40 that is the eighth-fastest ever by a Razorback athlete.

Sam Kempka’s fourth-place finish in the shot put was a lifetime-best for the senior who finished with a best of 18.54m (60-10). Jeff Rogers mark of 17.58m (57-8.25) was also a lifetime-best in a seventh-place finish.

Arkansas’ 4×400m Relay of Caldwell, Brown, Hari, Woodhall closed out the meet with a season-best 3:07.37.

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Men’s 4×100m Relay
1. Oglesby, Boyd, Hari, Ejiakuekwu – 39.40 – season-best

Men’s 100-meters
4. Kris Hari – 10.26 – Danish National Record/No. 10 in program history
7. Roy Ejiakuekwu – 10.37
12. Josh Oglesby – 10.44

Men’s 200-meters
10. Jalen Brown – 21.17
12. Rashad Boyd – 21.29
14. Rhayko Schwartz – 21.51

Men’s 400-meters
5. Hunter Woodhall – 46.52
16. John Winn – 47.50
24. James Milholen – 48.85

Men’s 800-meters
8. Eugene Grayson III – 1:52.73
11. Reese Walters – 1:56.01

Men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase
3. Carter Persyn – 9:54.98

Men’s 110-meter hurdles
2. Tre’Bien Gilbert – 14.01
3. Shakiel Chattoo – 14.24
9. Gabe Moore – 14.75
10. Daniel Spejcher -15.12

Men’s 400-meter hurdles
5. Travean Caldwell – 50.40 No. 8 time in program history
9. Nick Hilson – 51.88

Men’s 4×400m Relay
3. Caldwell, Brown, Hari, Woodhall – 3:07.37 – season-best

5. Erich Sullins – 51.22m (168-0.50)
12. Gabe Moore – 45.44m (149-1)
16. Daniel Spejcher – 38.44m (126-1.50)

Men’s Long Jump
6. Gabe Moore – 6.78m (22-3)
13. Daniel Spejcher – 6.40m (21-0)

Men’s Shot Put
4. Sam Kempka – 18.54m (60-10)
7. Jeff Rogers – 17.58m (57-8.25)

Men’s Triple Jump
4. Laquan Nairn – 15.12m (49-7.25)