March 4, 2011
Arkansas Live Results
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In their last track meet before the NCAA Indoor Championships, Marcus Boyd and Woodrow Randall each improved their marks among NCAA competitors on Friday at the Arkansas Last Chance meet in Fayetteville, Ark.
“Marcus and Woodrow had a great meet,” assistant coach Michael Ford. “You go to a last chance meet knowing it’s your last opportunity, but they both made the most of it and turned in some good times. There are four or five other last chance meets around the country, so we’ll have to wait and see how it all ends up for NCAAs.”
Boyd entered the race ranked 22nd in the NCAA in the 400 meters and made a huge improvement on his previous best time. The senior won the race with a career-best indoor time of 46.29, which would currently rank him 11th in the NCAA.
While the NCAA Championships normally include 16-18 competitors in each event, Boyd will wait until the weekend’s meets are concluded around the country to see if his time will hold up to earn a berth to nationals.
Randall improved his mark in the 60 meters with a personal best as well. The junior college transfer entered the weekend ranked 21st in the NCAA, and went on to drop .02 seconds of his previous time with a winning mark of 6.65. The new best would currently rank him in a seven-way tie in the NCAA, with meets around the country to conclude over the weekend.
Baylor will have four athletes, as well as the women’s 4x400-meter relay on the track on Saturday at another last chance meet, the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame.