Arkansas advances 4×100 relay, Gilbert in 110m hurdles at Texas Relays


AUSTIN, TX –Friday qualifying races allowed the Razorbacks to qualify its 4×100 relay and Tre’Bien Gilbert in the 110m hurdles for Saturday’s final day at the Texas Relays.

Arkansas advanced their 4×100 relay to the final running a time of 39.51 with a foursome of Roman Turner, Connor Washington, Phillip Lemonious and James Benson II. The Razorbacks were eight overall of nine teams advancing after placing second in their run behind a 39.24 for Texas Tech.

Florida produced the best qualifying time of 38.58. Other schools in the Finals include Texas (38.87), TCU (39.09), Oklahoma (39.28), USC (39.30), LSU (39.44) and Houston (39.52).

Gilbert advanced in the 110m hurdles, winning his heat in 13.86 (-0.4 wind), with the fourth best time overall. Joel Bengtsson led the field with a 13.54 ahead of a 13.67 for Eric Edwards, Jr. of LSU.

Matthew Lewis-Banks (14.19) and Brevin Sims (14.24) both finished fourth in their respective heats, placing 17and and 21st overall among a field of 29 in the preliminaries. Cade Clark ran 10.71w (2.2) in the 100m preliminaries to place fourth in his heat.

Competing in the sprint medley relay final, the Razorbacks finished eighth in a time of 3:22.36 with a foursome consisting of Washington, Brandon Battle, James Milholen and Ethan Carney. Jalon Simpson’s only mark among three javelin throws went a distance of 177-0 to place 13and.

Texas Relay | Arkansas Timetable

saturday | March 26

10:55 4×800 – Jadon Bartholomew, Kieran Taylor, Leroy Russell, Ricardo Banks, Ethan Carney
1:30 p.m. 4 x 100 FINALS – Roman Turner, Connor Washington, Phillip Lemonious, James Benson
2:35 p.m. 110H FINAL – Tre’Bien Gilbert
4:50 p.m. 4 x 400 invitations – Connor Washington, James Benson, Brandon Battle, James Milholen

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