After triple crown last year, Hogs open new indoor season ranked No. 2


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas is ranked No. 2 in the women’s track and field preseason top-25 after winning the triple crown for the year 2019.

The Razorbacks are coming off its fifth-straight SEC indoor title and coach Lance Harter leading the Razorbacks to 62-points at the NCAA Indoor Championship, fielding 12 All-American performances in total.

Jada Baylark is in her fourth year of action during the indoor season and looking for more All-American honors after earning Second-Team All-American with her 15th-place finish in the 60-meters as a sophomore.

Last season, the Little Rock native posted 15 top-10 finishes in six meets during the indoor season. Baylark also qualified for the finals of the 60-meter dash at the 2019 Indoor SEC Championships.

Katie Izzo leads a distance group that is coming off a cross country season where she helped win the program’s first national title.

Her third-place finish (19:59.3) in Terra Haute, Ind. last November led the Razorback effort, earning All-America distinction. Izzo was selected to The Bowerman Preseason Watch List on Monday.

Arkansas is joined by seven other SEC women’s programs in the top-25, which leads the nation. The indoor slate begins Friday, January 17, when the women host the Arkansas Invitational at the Randal Tyson Indoor Track.

Information from Razorback Sports Communications is included in this story.


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