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Glenn breaks Arkansas high jump record


BATON ROUGE — Jumping for the first time since equaling the collegiate record to win the NCAA Indoor title, Razorback Rachel Glenn broke the Arkansas outdoor high jump record with a winning height of 6 feet, 2.75 inches (1.90) at the LSU Invitational on Saturday.
Glenn, who has an outdoor best of 6-4 (1.93), bettered the Razorback record of 6-2 (1.88) set in 2013 by Makeba Alcide. She defeated Georgia’s Elena Kulichenko, who finished second at 6-1.5 (1.87), while Arkansas teammate Sydney Billington placed third at 5-8.75 (1.75).
Raising the bar to 6-4.75 (1.95), Glenn missed her three attempts at that height. Starting at 5-8.75, Glenn made first attempts on four consecutive bars. She then needed three attempts to get over 6-2.75.
Sanu Jallow won the 800m in an outdoor best of 2:03.14, moving to No. 5 on the UA all-time list, as she improved from 2:03.58 set at Florida two weeks ago. Jallow has an overall PR of 2:01.77 from the 2024 indoor season.
Jallow defeated LSU’s Lorena Rangel-Batres (2:04.64) and Florida State’s Suus Altorf (2:05.40) in the race while teammates Analisse Batista (2:05.90 PR), Ainsley Erzenn (2:07.06), and Chachi Gonzales (2:09.36 PR) finished 5-7-9.
Claiming a second consecutive pole vault victory, Marin Chamberlin cleared 13-9.75 (4.21) amid windy conditions and defeated professional Morgann LeLeux on misses on the deciding height. Last week, at the John McDonnell Invitational, Chamberlin cleared a career best 13-11.75 (4.26) for the win.
Rachel Homoly placed fourth with a 13-3.75 (4.06) clearance while Hannah Estes finished sixth at 12-10 (3.91).
Nia Robinson leapt to a windy best of 21-11.75 (6.70) as runner-up in the long jump. Under all-conditions that mark ranks second best on the UA all-time list. Robinson produced that mark in the first round with a 5.4 aiding wind.
Florida’s Anthaya Charlton won the long jump with a wind-aided 22-1.5 (6.74) that had a 4.4 aiding wind. Robinson’s series included a wind-legal mark of 20-3.5 (6.18) along with a wind-aided 21-1.25 (6.43) with a 2.6 wind.
Arkansas began the day with a 43.30 effort in the 4 x 100m relay to place third behind a 43.26 by Tiger Olympians and 43.29 for LSU. Finishing behind the Razorbacks were Florida State (43.43), Ole Miss (43.58), and Florida (43.60).
Two weeks ago at Florida, LSU and Arkansas were the top pair of collegiate teams with times of 43.05 and 43.13 while racing in separate sections. The Razorbacks had the same line-up with Ariane Linton, Rosey Effiong, Kaylyn Brown and Amber Anning.

Anning clocked a windy 22.66 (2.2 wind) for third place in the 200m. McKenzie Long of Ole Miss won the race in 22.21w with Thelma Davis of LSU runner-up in 22.39w. Anning finished ahead of LSU’s Brianna Lyston (22.69w) and Georgia’s Kaila Jackson (22.77w). Effiong finished sixth in 22.92w.
The Razorbacks finished off the meet with a 3:27.00 runner-up in the 4 x 400m relay behind a 3:26.55 by LSU while Georgia placed third at 3:27.02. Arkansas had a line-up of Aaliyah Pyatt, Jallow [1:44.11], Ashanti Denton (51.97), and Reid (50.92).
Arkansas alum Ackera Nugent defeated a talented 100m hurdle field with a 12.57 (1.8 wind). Canada’s Mariam Abdul-Rashid placed second in 12.69. Then a trio of LSU Tigers finished 3-4-5 with Leah Phillips (12.71), Shani’a Bellamy (12.77), and Alia Armstrong (12.84).
Alexis Holmes, who trains in Fayetteville, won the 400m in 50.80 with Arkansas alum Shafiqua Maloney runner-up in 51.29. Razorback Nickisha Pryce finished as the top collegian in third place with a 51.35.
The talented field included Effiong (52.36) in fifth place, Jamaican Andrenette Knight (53.23) sixth, Pyatt (53.50) seventh, and Reid (53.65) eighth. Arkansas alum Paris Peoples finished fifth in the next section with a 52.79.
Anna Cockrell, another professional training in Fayetteville, just missed the world-leading time in the 400m hurdles with a 54.74 victory. The current world leader is 54.72 by South Africa’s Zeney Van Der Walt from last weekend. Cockrell takes over the U.S. leader for 2024 from the 54.91 produced by Glenn in Florida two weeks ago.
International Competition
Arkansas alum Taliyah Brooks leads the Multistars heptathlon in Italy with a first day score of 3,767 points.
Brooks started the day with a 13.14 victory in the 100m hurdles, picking up 1,103 points, despite racing into a -2.3 headwind. The next best hurdle time was 13.47 by Sweden’s Lovisa Karlsson.
In the high jump, a 5-9.75 (1.77) clearance by Brooks was second best overall and added 941 points to her tally. A shot put of 43-0.25 (13.11) scored 735 points. Then a leading time of 23.92 (-0.8) in the 200m completed her first day with 988 points.