"It's a matter of us taking care of our bullets," Harter said. "But I know the other (contenders) will be counting our points."
Arkansas is ranked only seventh by the track coaches association. Harter knows top-ranked Kansas along with Texas A&M, Florida, LSU and host Oregon are also deserving of their top five positions.
"I'd say Oregon, Texas A&M and Kansas -- those three -- should be favored," Harter said. "Then oursevles, Florida and LSU are lurking."
The Arkansas women, fourth indoors, have 11 entries spread among nine athletes, counting a potent 4x400 relay that will conclude the meet Saturday. The meet starts Wednesday afternoon.
Regina George and Makeba Alcide have a chance to help the Razorbacks score some big points. George is a 15-time All-American with the second best time in the 400 and the anchor of a great 4x400 relay team. Alcide is a four-time SEC champ with the the top point total in the heptahlon and third best high jump mark.
George has a chance to join Mike Conley and Amy Yoder as the school's only 17-time All-American with scoring finishes in her two events. George has bested her own school mark in the 400 12 times.
George will be challenged in the 400.
"It's a great race with four Olympians," Harter said. "Anything can happen, but she's fit for this race. There's big incentive since this is her last race as a collegian and there are things out there as she turns pro."
Harter said some of the things out there as a pro might be in a longer race. Interestingly, George came to college with thoughts of concentrating on the high jump.
"We thought the 400 was a better event for her," Harter said. "We quickly figured out the high jump was not her future. But as a pro, her best event might be at 800 meters."
Stephanie Brown is a threat in the 1,500 after posting the second best time in the West regional two weeks ago. She ran a 4:14.6 in the Mt. SAC Relays in April.
Grace Heymsfield is a scoring possibility in the 3,000 steeplechase, but Harter said she'll have to run the prelims "like it's the finals."
"I'd say Grace and Stephanie are definitely in position to score," Harter said. "They both have the strength to carry through from a semifinal to a final."