Razorback Brew 1/29: Pon de relay

Today, we're breaking down a successful weekend for Arkansas track.

Good Morning. The annual Razorback Invitational went as well as expected for the hosting Hogs, and the Gymbacks accomplished a streak that’s only happened once before in program history.

Now, what else is in store for today’s Brew?

🎥 Face-to-Face with Heston Kjerstad & Dominic Fletcher
🏃‍♀️ Winning records aplenty
🐗 And so much more! 


Back where it all began. The MLB offseason is no time to slouch around, which is why former Razorback baseball stars, Heston Kjerstad & Dominic Fletcher, are back in Arkansas to train for the upcoming season. Catch up with both of them as they talk about their journey to the Big Leagues, life since, and why they return to Fayetteville every offseason in the latest episode of the Hog Pod.


Coach Musselman and host Chuck Barrett break down the Hogs hard fought 63-57 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats from Bud Walton Arena. Also hear from College GameDays Jay Bilas and Rece Davis on their incredible experience at Bud Walton Arena. You'll also catch highlights from the loss at Ole Miss as well as the Kentucky game.


🔺 Our House, Our Track. Friday and Saturday saw both Arkansas track and field teams dominate at the Razorback Invitational. Here are the Hog highlights you need to know about:

  • Amber Anning’s time of 22.60 in Friday’s 200m broke the British record of 22.83 that was set 25 years ago. On Saturday, Amber followed that with a world-leading 400m victory with a time of 50.56 seconds while also running in the 4 x 400m relay.

  • Romaine Beckford, the defending NCAA Indoor and Outdoor champion high jumper, improved his indoor career best with a victorious 7’5.25” clearance. Romaine is now No. 4 on the UA all-time list and No. 3 on the Jamaican all-time indoor list.

  • Sanu Jallow produced an American and collegiate-leading time of 2:02.60 in the 800m. Sanu also anchored the 4 x 400m relay as the Razorbacks broke the Tyson facility record and meet record with a 3:25.29 performance.

  • Jack Turner led a 1-2-3-4 Hog finish in the heptathlon as he improved his career best to a score of 6,000 points. Jack set the collegiate-leading mark and second-best score in the world for the 2024 season, just off the world-leading 6,032 set last weekend.

🔺 Sharpshooting Lineage. Arkansas women’s basketball notched its 11th consecutive victory against Missouri Sunday afternoon in a 67-58 win in Columbia. Saylor Poffenbarger’s mother, Amy Fordham, was celebrated as a former Missouri player on “Alumni Night,” and Saylor surely made her proud with a career-high 24 points on a career-high eight 3-pointers. She was one triple away from the school record, and one rebound away from a double-double. The Hogs have won two games in a row for the first time since SEC play began, and will go for three straight league wins when Alabama comes to Bud Walton Arena Thursday evening.

🔺 Super Sin City. Thanks to a miraculous 17-point comeback, former Arkansas linebacker Dre Greenlaw and the San Francisco 49ers are headed to Las Vegas for Super Bowl 58 to face the Kansas City Chiefs. Greenlaw battled injury against fellow former Hogs Frank Ragnow and Dan Skipper of the Detroit Lions Sunday night, finishing with seven tackles in the Niners’ second NFC Championship victory in four years. Click here to read Clay Henry’s latest article for Hogs+—detailing why Greenlaw is built for the biggest of stages.

🔺 Championship Ready. The Arkansas swimming and diving team closed out its regular season with a convincing win on the road. The Hogs toppled the Kansas Jayhawks, 172-128, and won 14 of the 16 events. Adela Vavrinova, Betsy Wizard, Bella Cothern, Sydney Craft, and Alessia Ferraguti each picked up a pair of individual event wins while Adela, Betsy, Bella, and Alessia were all part of at least one winning relay as well. The Razorbacks will be back in the pool next month for the SEC Championships.

🔺 Sold Out Spectacle. The fourth-ranked Arkansas gymnastics team took down the Auburn Tigers at home for the first time since 2018 on Friday. The Gymbacks put up a winning score of 197.225 in front of a sellout crowd of 7,147 at Barnhill Arena, making it three straight weeks with a 197+ score. Arkansas has done that just once before back in 2021.

The Hogs outscored the Tigers on bars and floor, and eight Gymbacks posted top three finishes, including a three-way tie for the bars title for Reese Drotar, Maddie Jones and Cally Swaney. Lauren Williams also earned her second floor title of the year with a score of 9.950.

Up next is a trip to the Bayou to face LSU this Friday.


The Hogs battled but fell short against Kentucky. We’ll discuss the game and the fight we saw from the Razorbacks. Plus, Arkansas women are on a win streak after their trip to Missouri.


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Monday, January 29:

🎤 Eric Musselman Live @ 7:00 p.m. on HogsPlus.com 

Tuesday, January 30:

No events scheduled

Wednesday, January 31:

🏀 Men’s Basketball at Missouri @ 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network 

Thursday, February 1:

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Alabama @ 8:00 p.m. on SEC Network  

Friday, February 2:

🏃  Men’s Track & Field in New Mexico Collegiate Classic
🤸 Gymnastics at LSU at 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network Plus

Saturday, February 3:

🏃  Men’s Track & Field in New Mexico Collegiate Classic
🏀 Men’s Basketball at LSU @ 11:00 a.m. on ESPN/2

Sunday, February 4:

🏌️‍♀️ Women’s Golf in Puerto Rico Classic
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Memphis @ 1:00 p.m.
🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Auburn @ 5:00 p.m. on SEC Network

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