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TU Track and Field Competes in the Tyson Invitational This Weekend

The Golden Hurricane travels to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Tyson Invitational on Friday and Saturday that includes nine men's teams ranked in the top-25 and seven women's teams ranked in the top-25
The Golden Hurricane travels to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Tyson Invitational on Friday and Saturday that includes nine men's teams ranked in the top-25 and seven women's teams ranked in the top-25
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Feb. 13, 2014

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TULSA, Okla. - After a week off, the University of Tulsa track and field team travels to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Tyson Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Other teams competing in the meet are host Arkansas, LSU, Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, Florida State, Nebraska, USC, Auburn, Virginia, Houston, Kansas, TCU, Louisiana Tech, Baylor, Vanderbilt, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina, Central Florida, Texas Tech, Illinois, South Plains, Paradise Valley, Arkansas Baptist, Iowa Central, Iowa Western and Mississippi State.

Nine men's teams that are competing at the Tyson Invitational are ranked in the top-25, including four teams in the top-10, while seven women's teams are ranked in the top-25, including three in the top-10.

Field events start at 11 a.m. and running events start at noon on Friday, while field events start at noon and running events start at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The last time the Golden Hurricane completed in Fayetteville, Ark., was in the Arkansas Invitational two weeks ago.

On the women's side, sophomore Rachel Baptista, who was named Conference USA Female Athlete of the Week on Feb. 4, led TU with a second place finish in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:27.64, which is the second fastest time in school history and is the 14th fastest time in the country.

Senior Katherine Camp finished fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:08.04, which is the third fastest time in school history and the 31st fastest time in school history.

Senior Audrey Jean-Baptiste's time of 55.09 seconds in the 400-meters and sophomore Olivia O'Hare's time of 4:50.69 in the one-mile run are the fifth fastest in their respective events.

On the men's side, sophomore Bryce Robinson won his heat in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.70 seconds and won the 60-meter dash final round with a time of 6.71 seconds. The Edmond, Okla., native also finished sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.13 seconds, which is the second fastest time in school history this season.

Sophomore Marc Scott won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14.33.42, while junior Danny Thater finished seventh in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:06.41, which is the fifth fastest time in school history.

The Golden Hurricane takes a week off before heading to Birmingham, Ala., for the Conference USA Championships from Feb. 28 - March 1.

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