LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior Dominique Scott won the women’s mile as the No. 7 Arkansas women’s track and field team finished competition on the final day of the 2015 Rod McCravy Memorial at Nutter Field House.
Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial Meet was initially billed as the best track meet anywhere in America all weekend. The level of competition definitely lived up to expectations, as there were 17 meet records and nine Nutter Field House records that went down during the event.
Scott wrapped up a solid weekend by winning the mile with a personal-best time of 4:32.48, after helping the Razorback DMR team pick up a win on Friday afternoon. Not only was the Capetown, South Africa native’s time a program record, a McCravy Meet record and a Nutter Field House record, but it was also the fastest mile ever ran in the state of Kentucky and is the No. 1 mark in the NCAA and SEC so far this season.
Senior Diane Robison (4:44.47), sophomore Therese Haiss (4:46.52) and senior Shannon Klenke (4:53.69) all set personal-bests in the mile, en route to finishing sixth, eighth and 15th, respectively.
Sophomore Valerie Reina took ninth-place in the 3,000 meters with a career-best time of 9:35.49, while sophomore Regan Ward came in 10th in a personal-best 9:38.13.
The team of senior Sparkle McKnight, senior Chrishuna Williams, junior Taylor Ellis-Watson and sophomore Daina Harper placed second in the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:30.50, less than one second behind first-place Florida (3:29.58). The quartet’s time is the second fastest time in the NCAA and SEC so far this season.
The Razorbacks will return to the track next weekend when they host a highly talented field in the 2015 Razorback Invitational (Jan. 30-31) at the Randal Tyson Track Center.