University of Arkansas senior Paris Peoples and other Razorbacks athletes put on an impressive display at the UA Twilight Meet at John McDonnell Field, which took place on Friday. Peoples won the 400 meters in a personal-best time of 51.62 seconds, which ranks No. 9 on the Razorbacks’ all-time list. Meanwhile, Madison Langley-Walker won the 400-meter hurdles in a personal-best 56.74 seconds, which ranks No. 5 on the team’s all-time list. The meet also saw victories for Razorbacks athletes Heidi Nelson, Amanda Fassold, and Ricardo Banks.
Peoples and Langley-Walker Set Personal Bests
Peoples and Langley-Walker’s standout performances at the UA Twilight Meet mark a fitting end to their time as Razorbacks athletes. Peoples, who was honored before the running events along with other Arkansas seniors, achieved a lifetime best time and a win in front of her mother, who surprised her by flying in from New York. Langley-Walker also impressed by setting a personal-best time in the 400-meter hurdles.
Freshman Heidi Nelson Wins the 1,500 Meters
Razorbacks freshman Heidi Nelson also made her mark at the UA Twilight Meet by winning the 1,500 meters in a time of 4:18.63. Nelson’s victory represents a promising start to her time as a Razorbacks athlete, and she will no doubt be one to watch in the future.
Razorbacks Men Perform Well
It wasn’t just the women who shone at the UA Twilight Meet, as Razorbacks men also put on an impressive display. Arkansas took 1-2 in the men’s 100 meters with wind-aided times by sophomore Connor Washington and junior Lance Lang. Other standout performances from Razorbacks men include Brevin Sims winning the 110-meter hurdles and Devonti Archer winning the 400 hurdles.
Arkansas Women’s Tennis Team Falls in NCAA Tournament
The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team faced a tough challenge in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, as they fell to No. 21 Washington. Despite winning the doubles point, the Razorbacks were unable to maintain their momentum, eventually losing 4-2. However, Carolina Gomez Alonso won the only singles match for Arkansas, earning a hard-fought victory over Hikaru Sato.
Overall, the UA Twilight Meet was a showcase of some of the University of Arkansas’ most talented athletes, with standout performances from both the men’s and women’s teams. While the women’s tennis team may have faced disappointment in the NCAA Tournament, Alonso’s victory serves as a reminder of the team’s fighting spirit and determination.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Paris Peoples and what did she achieve at the UA Twilight Meet?Paris Peoples is a senior track and field athlete from the University of Arkansas who won the 400 meters at the UA Twilight Meet with a personal-best time of 51.62 seconds, which ranks No. 9 on the Razorbacks’ all-time list.
Who else won events at the UA Twilight Meet?Madison Langley-Walker won the 400-meter hurdles, Heidi Nelson won the 1,500 meters, Amanda Fassold and Kaitlyn Banas placed in the pole vault, Jada Baylark won the 100 meters, and the men’s 400-meter relay team of Connor Washington, Lance Lang, Phillip Lemonious, and James Benson won their event, among other winners.
Where did the UA Twilight Meet take place?The UA Twilight Meet took place at John McDonnell Field, which is located at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.
What happened to the University of Arkansas women’s tennis team in the NCAA Tournament?The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team lost to No. 21 Washington in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, winning the doubles point but dropping four singles matches in the 4-2 decision. Carolina Gomez Alonso won the only singles match for Arkansas.