Werner’s 5K Second-Fastest in Program History


STANFORD, Calif. – A west coast swing for a select few distance athletes led to historic times on the track as the Razorbacks competed in the Payton Jordan meet hosted by Stanford.

Taylor Werner added her name to the Arkansas top-10 list in yet another event as the junior posted the second-fastest time ever recorded by a Razorback at 5,000-meters with her time of 15:38.51. Her time was good for 16th-place in the race and trails only Dominique Scott on the all-time list with her school-record time of 15:25.10 that came on the very same track back in 2016. Werner now trails Scott in both the 5,000-meters and 10,000-meters where is she ranked No. 2 in program history in both events.

Elsewhere for the Razorbacks, Lauren Gregory worked her way on to the program top-10 list in the 1,500-meters running 4:15.62 en route to a first-place finish in her heat. The time sets her as the ninth-fastest in Arkansas history joining current teammate Carina Viljoen who is currently No. 7 on that list. Devin Clark, who ran in the same heat as Gregory was close behind in lifetime-best 4:17.01 for third-place. Viljoen took eighth in her heat running a season-best 4:15.47, while Maddy Reed wrapped up competition in Cali for the Razorback running 4:21.53 for ninth-place.

Arkansas returns to John McDonnell Field for the 2019 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 9-11.