Harding Women’s Track and Field climbs to No. 8

SEARCY — Following the Bison Open over the weekend, where the Harding women’s outdoor track and field team showcased eight NCAA provisional marks or times, they have advanced one spot to No. 8 on the United States Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association Division II Rankings.

Harding boasts six individuals ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Leading the charge is freshman Omolara Ogunmakinju, securing the second spot in the 400 meters with a time of 52.50. Additionally, sophomore Cella Nguema and sophomore Lisa Retailleau both hold third-place rankings, with Nguema in the 100-meter hurdles (13.73) and Retailleau in the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.39).

In the field events, sophomore Karyna Vehner ranks fifth in the triple jump (12.29m, 40-4), senior Anna Kay Clark holds the seventh spot in the javelin (45.62m, 149-8), and senior Jenna Akins secures ninth place in the heptathlon with 4,884 points.

This weekend, Harding will compete in the Rhodes 7-Way Meet in Memphis, Tenn.