Arkansas Razorbacks women win the 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (March 12, 2023) — The University of Arkansas swept the men’s and women’s national titles at the NCAA Indoor Championships held in Albuquerque, NM, on Saturday night, marking the first sweep since Oregon in 2016.

In the men’s competition, Arkansas secured their 21st NCAA Indoor championship and 42nd overall with 63 team points, followed by runner-up Georgia (40), Florida (34), Washington (31), and Texas Tech (29). – Read more: Who were the winners on Day 1 at the 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships?

The Arkansas women’s team clinched the national championship with 64 points, securing their fourth NCAA Indoor team title and seventh overall for the program. Texas finished as runner-up with 60 points, followed by Florida (45), Stanford (33), Georgia (31), and NC State (29).

Jaydon Hibbert Record Performance

Jaydon Hibbert set the winning tone for the Razorbacks by claiming the triple jump with a collegiate record of 17.54 meters on his first and only attempt, smashing several records, including the Jamaica national record, World U20 record, and Arkansas school record.

The previous collegiate record of 17.50 meters was set by Charlie Simpkins of Charleston Southern in 1986.

Arkansas closed out the men’s team competition with a victory in the 4 x 400 relay, clocking in at 3:02.09 with a foursome of Connor Washington, James Benson II, Ayden Owens-Delerme, and Chris Bailey. Bailey’s 44.14 seconds split was the second-fastest ever indoors.

University of Georgia’s Kyle Garland beat Owens-Delerme to the men’s heptathlon title, but both men went better than the previous collegiate record.

Garland shattered the previous collegiate record of 6,499 points set by former Oregon standout Ashton Eaton back in 2010. The 22-year-old athlete racked up a total of 6639 points to secure the gold medal in the seven-event competition, while Owens-Delerme of the finished second with 6518 points, which is also higher than Eaton’s previous record.

Britton Wilson Dominates 400m with Record Run

Meanwhile, Britton Wilson claimed the women’s 400m title in an American and collegiate record time of 49.48, which ranks second on the all-time world list behind Femke Bol’s 49.26 world record. Wilson defeated Florida’s Talitha Diggs, who set the previous record of 50.15 at the 2023 SEC Indoor.

Ackera Nugent won the women’s 60m hurdles final in 7.73, followed by Kentucky’s Masai Russell (7.75). It’s Nugent’s second NCAA title in the 60m hurdles after winning in 2021 with the University of Baylor. The Jamaican set the collegiate record of 7.72 secs in the semi-final on Friday night.

The Razorbacks ended the meet with a victory in the women’s 4 x 400 relay, securing the national championship with a world all-time best relay time of 3:21.75, breaking the previous 4 x 400m relay world record of 3:23.27 set by Russia in 2006.

Arkansas defended their title, improving their previous collegiate record of 3:24.09 set in 2022.

Women’s 2023 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Points Standing:

  1. Arkansas – 64 points
  2. Texas – 60 points
  3. Florida – 45 points
  4. Stanford – 33 points
  5. Georgia – 31 points
  6. NC State – 29 points
  7. Alabama – 24 points
  8. Notre Dame – 24 points
  9. Tennessee – 24 points
  10. Ole Miss – 23 points
  11. LSU – 22 points
  12. Oregon – 22 points
  13. USC – 19 points
  14. Nebraska – 17 points
  15. Texas A&M – 17 points
  16. Oklahoma – 14 points
  17. Kentucky – 12 points
  18. Minnesota – 11 points
  19. Ohio State – 11 points
  20. Illinois – 10 points
  21. Utah – 9 points
  22. Wisconsin – 9 points
  23. Oklahoma State – 9 points
  24. Washington – 8 points
  25. BYU – 8 points
  26. Kansas – 8 points
  27. Texas Tech – 8 points
  28. Virginia Tech – 7 points
  29. South Dakota – 7 points
  30. UNLV – 6 points
  31. Virginia – 5 points
  32. Harvard – 5 points
  33. UCLA – 5 points
  34. Ball State – 4 points
  35. Clemson – 4 points
  36. Georgetown – 4 points
  37. Kennesaw State – 4 points
  38. Vanderbilt – 3 points
  39. West Virginia – 3 points
  40. Michigan – 3 points
  41. Missouri – 3 points
  42. Syracuse – 3 points
  43. Arizona – 2 points
  44. Bradley – 2 points
  45. Duke – 2 points
  46. High Point – 2 points
  47. Louisville – 2 points
  48. New Mexico – 2 points
  49. Rice – 2 points
  50. San Jose St. – 2 points
  51. South Carolina – 2 points
  52. Stephen F. Austin – 2 points
  53. Tulane – 2 points
  54. Auburn – 1 point
  55. Northern Arizona – 1 point
  56. Pittsburgh – 1 point

Men’s 2023 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Points Standing:

  1. Arkansas – 63 points
  2. Georgia – 40 points
  3. Florida – 34 points
  4. Washington – 31 points
  5. Texas Tech – 29 points
  6. Oklahoma State – 25 points
  7. Texas – 25 points
  8. Nebraska – 24.75 points
  9. Alabama – 19 points
  10. Northern Arizona – 19 points
  11. Tennessee – 18 points
  12. BYU – 17 points
  13. Ole Miss – 17 points
  14. Florida State – 16 points
  15. Clemson – 15 points
  16. Wisconsin – 14 points
  17. Baylor – 13 points
  18. Kansas – 11.5 points
  19. Arizona State – 11 points
  20. Kentucky – 11 points
  21. Miss State – 11 points
  22. Louisville – 10.5 points
  23. Arizona – 10 points
  24. Kennesaw State – 10 points
  25. Princeton – 10 points
  26. South Florida – 10 points
  27. USC – 10 points
  28. Virginia – 9 points
  29. Drake – 8 points
  30. Fairleigh Dickinson – 8 points
  31. Oklahoma – 8 points
  32. Michigan State – 7 points
  33. NC State – 7 points
  34. North Carolina – 7 points
  35. Stanford – 7 points
  36. Texas A&M – 7 points
  37. Miami (Fla.) – 6 points
  38. Penn State – 6 points
  39. South Alabama – 6 points
  40. South Carolina – 6 points
  41. Houston – 5 points
  42. Ohio State – 5 points
  43. Syracuse – 5 points
  44. Indiana – 4 points
  45. Iowa – 4 points
  46. Auburn – 3 points
  47. Cincinnati – 3 points
  48. Butler – 2 points
  49. Eastern Michigan – 2 points
  50. LSU – 2 points
  51. Northern Colorado – 2 points
  52. Oregon – 2 points
  53. Illinois – 1 point
  54. Wichita State – 0.75 points
  55. Missouri – 0.75 points
  56. ULM – 0.75 points
Arkansas Razorbacks women win the 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships

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