February 7th, 2024
Arkansas transfer Jack Turner led a 1-2-3-4 Hog finish in the heptathlon on the second day of the Razorback Invitational as he improved his career best to a score of 6,000 points at Randal Tyson Track Center. In addition to having the top heptathlon score by a British athlete this season, Turner is also the British leader in the long jump with his 25-6 (7.77) performance.
Turner set the collegiate-leading mark and second-best score in the world for the 2024 season, just off the world-leading 6,032 set last weekend by Germany’s Tim Nowak.
“I knew coming in with the training that we’ve had, now that I’m a Razorback, it’s unlike anything else I’ve experienced,” said Turner, who improved his previous best of 5,794 set in 2023 at the Conference USA Championships while competing at UTSA. “So, I was really ready to score big just through executing everything.
“We went 1-2-3-4, and that just shows the group that I’ve become a part of and training here every day with those boys is everything I’ve asked for years now. Coach Geopfert has changed how I see this sport. I’m glad it showed with my even 6k.”
Turner ranks No. 2 on the British all-time list with the performance.( The British national record of 6,188 from 2018.) On the Arkansas all-time list, Turner is No. 5.