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The NCAA Division I Indoor Championships are scheduled for March at the University of Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track Center in. Randal Tyson Track Center , NCAA DI Indoor Track and Field Championships , Arkansas Indoor HS Championships - A-4A Meet. John McDonnell Field is the outdoor track facility at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, The facility is one of only five IAAF Class 1 certified track and field complexes in the United States In the track was resurfaced. of Arkansas' 5 Triple Crown (NCAA Team Champions in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor.
History[ edit ] Originally called University Track, Arkansas' outdoor track facility has gone through four major renovations.
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First in the late s, prior to hosting the Southwest Conference Championships a new track surface was laid and the press box facility was renovated. When Arkansas hosted the Southeastern Conference Championships the runways and jumping areas were updated. During the same renovation project, a fully automated computer timing system and scoreboard located in the southeast corner of the track were added.
In the track was stripped down to its foundation and resurfaced, the press box was gutted to its frame and built to twice its original capacity and wrought-iron fencing was erected around the perimeter of the facility. The two-year project continued with the pouring of concrete runways for the pole vault along the outskirts of the infield, allowing nearly every outdoor track and field event to be competed simultaneously if needed. The nine-lane, meter track had permanent seating for more than 2, spectators and was open to the public for recreational use.
On September 26,the track was re-dedicated in honor of men's track coach John McDonnell. In preparation for the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships, Arkansas razed the old facility and rebuilt from the ground up.
The original 2,seat venue was transformed into one that would hold potentially 10, spectators. All competition areas are surfaced with a Mondo Super X Performance track surface. There are multiple jumping and throwing areas, with the vaulting and jumping areas being reversible to take advantage of wind conditions.
There also two sets of pole vault and jumping areas so that multiple events usually men's and women's can be contested simultaneously. The start-finish line was moved from the southwest to northeast corner of the track.
Originally designed to be a bowl shaped structure, seating in the north and south was omitted from construction due to budget and deadline issues. The work that Geopfert has done has not gone unnoticed to his peers. Kevin Lazas, the NCAA heptathlon champion, tallied 6, points on the way to his national title, a total that ranks No.
The lofty numbers are not limited to just the multi-events. Lawson whose mark of During the season Geopfert returned Lawson to the national spotlight guiding the junior to a silver medal in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships. In Geopfert guided Pullen to an indoor world lead of Geopfert also proved instrumental in helping defend his Jamaican National title, which qualified the budding talent for the World Championships in London, England.
Away from the field and onto the Rio oval Geopfert also played an instrumental role in assisting four-time NCAA champion Omar McLeod navigate his first Olympic games to become the first Jamaican gold-medalist in the meter hurdles.
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In addition to his duties with the Razorbacks, Geopfert is a rising star on the national stage and in coached his second Thorpe Cup, a decathlon competition between the United States and Germany. A long-time advocate of the competition, Geopfert was also a member of three Thorpe Cup championships as a competitor between and The long-time Panther even took over the program for one season, after Bucknam left for Arkansas, before joining his mentor one year later.
His coaching at Northern Iowa led to Missouri Valley Conference indoor and outdoor championships in as well as coach of the year honors both seasons. In six years as a coach at UNI, Geopfert was a part of numerous conference championships and his recruits continue to hold 12 UNI school records. In that time he coached two Divison II national champions, one national runner-up, six All-Americans, five conference champions and 10 all-conference performers. Including his professional career as an athlete, he was a two-time Drake Relays decathlon championships, three-time member of the Thorpe Cup and a six-time USA Championships qualifier in the decathlon.
He and his wife Nicole have one daughter, Ellyn and two sons, Jones and Jax. Doug Case Assistant Coach Doug Case enters his 10th season as an assistant coach with the University of Arkansas cross country and track and field teams.
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He is charged with working with the Razorback sprinters, relay teams and pole vault and is starting his 23rd year of coaching at the collegiate level. This past season Case guided Arkansas sophomore Omar McLeod past the Razorback record books and into collegiate history to claim the NCAA all-time best spot at both meter and meter hurdles, the latter which had previously stood for 36 years. Over the last two years Case developed McLeod from a young man with raw talent to one of the best high-hurdlers in the world.
He capped his amateur career as a Bowerman Trophy semifinalist and with a victory at the Jamaican National Championships as the first collegian to run a non-wind assisted sub time in the meter hurdles. In addition to managing the athletes in relay competition, Case was responsible for the breakthrough performance by Lawson at meters who went from unknown in the event to the third fastest in the country in the a span of one month.
The collegiate duo and returning 4-x relay members both placed nationally in individual sprint events during the indoor and outdoor season — Lawson accomplishing the coveted Jesse Owens triple with victories in theand long jump at the NCAA outdoor championship.
Cotton and Lawson also assisted the 4-x team once again racing to a spot on the podium with a third-place finish.
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Lawson and Cotton both qualified for the U. Olympic Trials advancing to the semifinals in both the and in their debut at the event. Still responsible for the development of McLeod, Case coached the Jamaican hurdle talent through several major competitions duringwatching on as the four-time NCAA champion implemented his techniques to race to a World indoor championship, a second Jamaican national title and an Olympic gold medal.
Prior to joining his mentor on the Arkansas coaching staff, Case was a very successful coach at Northern Iowa, leading his student-athletes to two individual national championships, 43 All-America honors and 68 national championship qualifiers.2013 Arkansas Men's Indoor Track and Field Season Highlights
His athletes dominated the Missouri Valley Conference with 97 individual and relay championships in his time with the Panthers and set school records in 10 events. While Case is proud of the efforts of all of his former competitors, meter runner Tyler Mulder and pole vaulter Jacob Pauli hold a special place with Case after the tandem won national titles in andrespectively.