AZUSA, Calif. — Sixth-ranked Arkansas closed out its stay in California on Friday evening with personal-best performances from junior Jack Bruce (5,000) at the Mt. SAC Relays and redshirt sophomore Alex George (1,500) at the Bryan Clay Invitational.
A transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock, Bruce has amassed three All-America honors since joining the Razorbacks in Fall 2015 and seems on pace for another.
The Brisbane, Australian, native made his 2017 outdoor debut as the runner-up finisher in the 5,000 invitational with an epic 16-second PR of 13 minutes, 38.15 seconds.
He currently leads the Southeastern Conference and sits at No. 3 on the NCAA performance list.
Arkansas’ other representative on the NCAA 5K leader board Alex George proved he had speed to go along with his endurance, placing 18th in the 1,500 with a two-second PR of 3 minutes, 42.34 seconds.
George was the 12th-best collegian in a massive field which featured over 250 entries. His performance ranks him among the top-three best in the SEC so far this season.
Redshirt sophomore Ethan Moehn opened his second outdoor competition season in the 1,500, finishing inside the top-60 at Bryan Clay with a time of 3:47.52.
The Razorbacks will compete at home next weekend as they host the John McDonnell Invitational on April 21-22 at John McDonnell Field.
Kids 6-12 are invited to participate in ‘The Fastest Kid in Fayetteville’ fun run which will take place on Saturday, April 22 at 4 p.m., prior to the start of the collegiate running events. Parents can register their child HERE.
Bryan Clay Invitational
April 14, 2017
Cougar Athletic Stadium (Azusa, California)
18. Alex George – 3:42.34
57. Ethan Moehn – 3:47.52
Mt. SAC Relays
April 14, 2017
Murdock Stadium (Torrance, California)
2. Jack Bruce – 13:38.15