Track and field event to be held in Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas will host the USA Track & Field Classic next month as part of a national series.

USA Track & Field officials say the event is set for Feb. 11 and will be held in conjunction with the 2012 Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville hosted USA Track & Field's Visa Championship Series from 2000-2009.

The organization's chief executive officer, Mike McNees, says efforts by the university, Nike, the organization and its Athletes Advisory Commission helped ensure events like February's meet would return to Arkansas.

Sixteen teams will be featured at the event.

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