Razorbacks set to open indoor season Friday with Arkansas Invitational


FAYETTEVILLE — Eighth-ranked Arkansas is set to open its indoor slate hosting the Arkansas Invitational on Friday at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Field action starts at 12:30 p.m. with the shot put, while the 400-meters kick off the running events at 3 p.m.

At last year’s Arkansas Invitational, Carl Elliot III and Kieran Taylor picked up wins in the 60-meter hurdles and 1000-meters, respectively.

Elliot dropped a new personal record of 7.89, while Taylor finished ahead of the pack by almost two seconds (2:26.74).

Redshirt-senior Gilbert Boit will lead a distance group this year after he won the 2019 SEC Indoor title in the 5,000-meters and ran a leg of the All-American DMR that finished sixth last season.

He’ll be joined by teammate Hunter Woodhall, a two-time Paralympic medalist, who is looking to earn First-Team All-America honors for the second-straight year in the 4×400-meter relay.

The junior turned in a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships in 2019.

Fans can grab an Arkansas men’s track & field poster, magnets and schedule cards at the gates, and the first 200 fans will also get a free Arkansas track and field water bottle.

The Razorbacks were tabbed at No. 8 in the preseason top-25 earlier this week after finishing last season in 13th-place at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Arkansas is joined by three other squads from the SEC in the top-10.

Information from Razorback Sports Communications is included in this story.