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Arkansas Wins NCAA National Championship In Women’s Outdoor Track

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Track and Field: NCAA Championships Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Razorbacks continue adding to their legendary track and field legacy by expanding its success. Arkansas built the tradition on John McDonnell’s men's track program, and now it’s the women’s team that has won Arkansas’ last two national titles.

Arkansas’ women’s track won their first ever national title last year in indoor track (the team was the runner-up this year), and on Saturday won the program’s first ever national title in outdoor track.

So don’t golf clap because it's just another track title. This is actually the first time this has happened. It’s new ground.

The Razorbacks won three events outright. Dominique Scott won both the 5,000m and 10,000m, and Lexi Weeks won the pole vault. Taylor Ellis-Watson finished second in the 400m and the team finished 2nd in the 4x400m relay.

This is the 45th national team championship in Arkansas history (yes of course we’re including the 1964 football championship), which I believe is the top among SEC schools.

NCAA Outdoor Team Scores

1. Arkansas (72)

2. Oregon (62)

3. Georgia (41)

4. Texas (36)

5. Texas A&M (35)

6. LSU (31)

7. Kansas State (29)

7. Stanford (29)

9. USC (28)

9. Florida (28)

400 Meters semifinal

Taylor Ellis-Watson (2) – 51.55Q

Daina Harper (14) – 52.97

400 Meters final

Taylor Ellis-Watson (2) – 50.86

5,000 Meters final

Dominique Scott (1) – 15:57.07

10,000 Meters final

Dominique Scott (1) – 32:35.69

100 Meter Hurdles

Payton Stumbaugh (12) – 13.13

Alex Gochenour (20) – 13.32

400 Meter Hurdles semifinal

Damajahnee Birch (17) – 58.64

3,000 Meter Steeplechase final

Jessica Kamilos (3) – 9:41.28 (2)

Devin Clark (5) – 9:49.25 (5)

4-x-400 Relay final

Arkansas A: D. Birch, D. Harper, M. Dobbins, T. Ellis-Watson (2) – 3:27.94

Pole Vault final

Lexi Weeks (1) – 4.50m/14-9

Tori Weeks (14) – 4.05m/13-3 1/2

Ariel Voskamp – NH

Long Jump final

Taliyah Brooks (3) – 6.35m/20-10

Kelsey Herman (24) – 5.71m/18-8 ¾

Heptathlon final

Alex Gochenour (4) – 5,962 points

Payton Stumbaugh (6) – 5,868 points

Leigha Brown (10) – 5,677 points

Taliyah Brooks – DNF