Arkansas lands 24 athletes to NCAA Track and Field championships

The top-ranked Arkansas men’s track team will have 13 athletes at the 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships and the third-ranked women will send another 11 to the meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 10-11.

The men’s 13 athletes are spread over nine events, the most of any team at the meet. Texas athletes are a part of eight events and Florida, Tennessee, Texas Tech and Washington have athletes in involved in seven events. Arkansas’ women will participate in six events. Texas, Florida and Oregon are in nine.

The men will participate in the 4×400 for the fifth straight year at the championships and the 4×400 for the 13th straight year. That mark is five years behind Texas A&M’s record 18.

Freshman Jaydon Hibbert is one of the men’s favorites for an individual title. The freshman is the only athlete in the college ranks to jump beyond 56 feet in the triple jump during the indoor season.

Six of Arkansas’ nine athletes are in the 400-meter dash. Amber Anning is the third-seed overall after running 50.68 at the SEC meet. Rosey Effiong, Britton Wilson, Joanne Reid, Nickisha Pryce and Paris Peoples join her.

The Arkansas men last won the indoor national championship in 2012. The women won the event in 2021 on their home track in Fayetteville.

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