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Razorback Women’s Track News 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Razorback pole vaulter Kaitlyn Banas earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors from her career best performance of 13 feet, 7 inches (4.14) during the New Mexico Collegiate Challenge this past weekend.

In clearing the height Banas is currently the fifth-best freshman among collegians this indoor season and the second-best freshman in the SEC. Her previous best vault of 13-0 ¼ (3.97) was set during the Razorback Invitational two weeks ago.

Junior Sophia Carter garnered the first weekly award for the Gymbacks on Tuesday, announced as the SEC Co-Specialist of the Week by the league office. It marks the first time since 2018 and just the fourth time ever that a Razorback was selected for the honor.

Carter earned her ninth career beam title and second of the season in Friday’s win over No.10 Georgia. Her 9.925 on the beam is her second straight and helped Arkansas to a season-best 49.275 in the event. She finished out the night with a 9.875 on the floor. Carter now has four event titles this season, tied with sophomore Kennedy Hambrick for a team best.