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4x100 Sets Record, Championships Delayed
        AUSTIN, Texas - The University of Arkansas Lady Razorback 4x100-meter relay set the Lady Razorback school record on way to a third-place finish in the prelims of the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday afternoon at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
        Running in the third heat of the competition amongst a driving rain storm, the Lady Razorbacks led with junior Kasia Williams out of lane four. Williams got Arkansas off to a fabulous start before handing to fellow junior LaShaunte'a Moore down the backstretch. Moore gained ground on the field and handed off among the leaders to senior Shaneatra Neely on the curve.
        Maintaining position, Neely ran a good turn and gave the stick to sophomore Veronica Campbell who barreled down the home stretch and clocked out at 43.84 seconds, more than two-tenths ahead of the previous record set at the Southeastern Conference Championships in mid May.
        "These young ladies did a fabulous job of stepping up to the challenge that presented itself," Arkansas head coach Lance Harter said. "They ignored the elements, ran their race and were able to qualify for the finals which is the main goal."
        The Lady Razorbacks' time of 43.84 was six-tenths of a second ahead of second-place South Carolina and ranked just behind pre-meet favorites LSU and Texas.
        "We concentrated on getting the stick around the track," Neely said following the competition. "The rain definitely made us more aware of our handoffs."
        The weather spoiled most of the first day of competition as every event following Arkansas' heat of the relay was postponed and eventually cancelled except for a handful of competitions that were already underway. The NCAA Track & Field Committee was working on a revised schedule and expected it to be posted around midnight Wednesday.
        Lady Razorback events that were postponed included the pole vault, 800 meters, 100 hurdles, 100 dash, high jump and steeplechase preliminaries.
        For more information about Lady Razorback track or about Arkansas women's athletics, please go to www.ladybacks.com.

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