No. 2 Razorbacks open indoor season Friday, hosting Arkansas Invitational

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FAYETTEVILLE — Second-ranked Arkansas opens indoor season hosting the Arkansas Invitational on Friday at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Field action starts at 12:30 p.m. with the high jump, while the 400-meters kick off the running events at 3:15 p.m.

At last year’s Arkansas Invitational Carina Viljoen was one of five Razorbacks to win their event on the track. Viljoen put down the fastest mile time in Division I at the time with a 4:47.11. 5.

Jada Baylark leads the sprint group this year and is in her fourth year of indoor action.

She’ll be in the hunt for more All-America honors after earning second-team All-America 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 heads a distance squad that is coming off a cross country season that saw the program win its first national title. Her third-place finish (19:59.3) in Terra Haute, Indiana, last November led the Razorback effort, earning All-America distinction.

Izzo was selected to The Bowerman Preseason Watch List on last week.

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

Information from Razorback Sports Communications is included in this story.

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