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TU Track and Field Indoor Season Starts on Friday at Arkansas Invite

Bryce Robinson looks to build off a successful freshman campaign last season

Bryce Robinson looks to build off a successful freshman campaign last season
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Jan. 9, 2014

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TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa track and field team begins its indoor season in Fayetteville, Ark., for the Arkansas Invite on Friday.

Field events start at 11 a.m., while running events start at 1 p.m.

Last season, Bryce Robinson became the Golden Hurricane's first Freshman All-American and TU's first athlete to garner All-America honors in an indoor sprint event after finishing sixth in the NCAA Championships last season in the 60-meter dash.

The Edmond, Okla., native set a school record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.61 and in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.19 in his first collegiate season.

The men's track and field team returns 18 student-athletes from last year's roster and added 10 newcomers, while the women's track and field team returns 11 student-athletes from last year's roster and added 11 newcomers, including three transfers.

TU will be without three-time first-team All-American Chris O'Hare, who concluded his collegiate indoor season after finishing seventh in the mile at the NCAA Championships. O'Hare leaves as the collegiate record-holder in the indoor mile and was the 2012 NCAA Champion in the mile.

Last season, the Golden Hurricane got off to a fast start winning seven events at the Wildcat Invitational on January 19 in Manhattan, Kan., and set two school records in the men's 60-meter dash and in the men's shot put. Robinson ran a time of 6.71, in his first collegiate race, while Chase Sammons had a throw of 57 feet, 7 inches.

The Golden Hurricane returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 18 for the Wildcat Invitational in Manhattan, Kan.

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