Indoor Track & Field Teams To Compete At Razorback Invitational

Jan. 25, 2001

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Stanford men's and women's indoor track and field teams are set to compete in the annual Razorback Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas. The two-day event begins on Friday, Jan. 26 and will take place at the Randal Tyson Track Complex.

The event features 29 collegiate teams, including the defending men's NCAA indoor champion Arkansas. This is the second indoor meet of the year for the Cardinal following last weekend's Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev.

Stanford is sending over 35 athletes to the event, including Gabe Jennings (Madison, WI), Evan Kelty (West Linn, OR) and Michael Ponikvar (Crescent, Ontario). Jennings, a member of the 2000 United States Olympic team and seven-time All-American, is scheduled to compete in the mile, 3,000 meters and distance medley relay. Kelty, who was a member of Stanford's world record setting distance medley relay team in 2000, will be competing in the 400 meters. For Ponikvar, this will be his first competition with the Cardinal since sitting out last year while training for the Canadian Olympic team. Ponikvar is second on Stanford's all-time high jump list with a leap of 7-4.

Among Stanford's women's competitors are Lauren Fleshman (Canyon Country, CA), Erin Sullivan (Jericho, VT), Lindsay Hyatt (Auburn, CA) and Maureen Onyeagbako (Sparks, NV). Fleshman is the American junior record holder in the 5,000 meters while Sullivan is a two-time cross country All-American. Hyatt is an NCAA Indoor All-American in the 800 meters. Onyeagbako, the school-record holder in the 20-pound weight throws, will also be competing.

Last year at the Randal Tyson Track Complex, Stanford set a world record in the men's distance medley relay. The Cardinal will return to Arkansas in March for the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships.

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