Arkansas men’s track & field moves up to No. 3 in national ratings index

With the Tyson Invitational on tap for this weekend at the Randal Tyson Track Center, the Arkansas men’s track & field team has moved up to No. 3 in the national ratings index, produced by USTFCCCA.

Only Texas Tech and Northern Arizona are ahead of the Hogs, who are one of nine SEC teams ranked in the Top 25, including No. 5 Florida, No. 6 Alabama, No. 10 Texas A&M, No. 11 Kentucky, No. 13 Georgia, No. 17 LSU, No. 21 South Carolina, and No. 23 Tennessee.

Arkansas junior long-jumper Wayne Pinnock and senior high-jumper Romaine Beckford each lead the collegiate list in their respective events. Pinnock opened his indoor season at New Mexico this past weekend with a world-leading mark of 27-4.25 (8.34). Beckford leads the nation with a mark of 7-5.25 (2.27).

The Razorbacks’ 4x400m relay team is second, trailing only Florida, who edged out the Hogs with a time of 3:04.08 at the Razorback Invitational.

Arkansas has four heptathletes still among the top 16, with junior Jack Turner sitting third with 6,000 points, followed by seniors Yariel Soto Torrado in seventh, Marcus Weaver in 10th, and Daniel Spejcher in 15th.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire