Track & Field Razorbacks Honored for Outstanding Performances
Shafiqua Maloney earned SEC Co-Runner of the Week honors for her performances during the Razorback Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center. The distance medley relay team broke a school record with a time of 10:51.63. Maloney’s split of 2:01.95 on the 800m third leg of the distance medley relay is the fastest by a collegian, breaking the previous record of 2:02 set in 2009. Maloney also set a meet record with the 4×400 relay team, earning her second SEC Co-Runner of the Week honor of the indoor season. The Razorbacks currently sit atop the 2022 collegiate list by nine-plus seconds, with BYU second.
Ayden Owens performance earned the SEC Field Athlete of the Week honor in addition to being the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week. His 6,272 points was the second-best heptathlon score posted in collegiate history while also setting a school and meet record.
Owens scored 947 (60m), 915 (long jump), 774 (shot put), 840 (high jump), 1,012 (60m hurdles), 865 (pole vault), and 919 (1,000m). In comparison the point tally for Garland included: 918 (60m), 893 (long jump), 864 (shot put), 953 (high jump), 1,017 (60m hurdles), 716 (pole vault), and 802 (1,000m).