South Carolina Wins Gamecock Invitational
The South Carolina cross country team put on a strong showing in its second race of the year, taking first place in both the team and individual results.
Sophomore Anna Todd took first place with a time 19:04.26. Todd was towards the front of the pack throughout the race and pushed ahead just before crossing the finishing line to lead the Gamecocks to victory.
Five other Gamecocks placed in the top 10, including a fifth-place finish from sophomore Alex Mullin with a time of 19:48.58. Freshman Sarah Falta came in next clocking 19:58.52 and taking sixth. Brittany Day, also a freshman, claimed eighth place (20:18.35) and sophomores Courtney Swink (20:21.94) and Lannon McCoy (20:35.31) took ninth, and tenth place, respectively.
Other South Carolina finishers include junior Sarah Pelligrini (14th, 21:04.31) and sophomore Kaleigh Higgins (18th, 21:50.15).
The Gamecocks will travel to Gainesville, Fla. next Saturday for the Mountain Dew Invitational.
Razorbacks Pick Up Two Dual Meet Wins At Agri Park
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No.5 Arkansas Razorback men’s cross country team picked up a pair of dual meet wins Friday. The Razorbacks recorded a perfect 15 points against Missouri for the win while they scored 18 points against Missouri Southern State.
“I was impressed with how the guys handled this week,” head coach Chris Bucknam said. “We appreciate the Universities of Missouri and Missouri Southern to come down and give us a good race.”
Junior Stanley Kebenei and senior Kemoy Campbell led the way for the meet and the Razorbacks, finishing with times of 20:09 and 20:10 respectively. To round out Arkansas’ perfect 15 points against Missouri, senior David Flynn crossed the finish line at 20:20, newcomer Gabe Gonzalez crossed at 20:28 and sophomore Cale Wallace clocked a time of 20:29.
“We looked like we had a comfortable pace for the meet,” Bucknam said. “We are just completing our second week of training and I feel that it is good to get a little bit of the race jitters out of the way. Now we have a nice break to prepare ourselves for the Chile Pepper Festival in October.”
Additionally, senior Raymond Joseph rounded out the lead pack of Razorbacks crossing the line at 20:31 followed by Patrick Rono, Noah Findlay and Aiden Swain who crossed at 21:21, 21:40 and 22:00 minutes respectively.
Missouri Southern State was able to hold the Razorbacks form a perfect score of 15 points by finishing its top runner in the third spot for the meet at 20:16. Arkansas would score 18 points against the Lions but still hold on for the second win of the meet and the young season.
Razorbacks Collect To Perfect Scores In Season Opener
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No.9 Arkansas Razorback women’s cross country team recorded two perfect scores of 15 points against Missouri and Missouri Southern State on Friday. The Razorbacks were led by Senior Stephanie Brown who recorded her first collegiate cross country victory by crossing the line at the 13:39 mark.
“We had a great race and we are ecstatic with the results,” head coach Lance Harter said. “I know we have great depth, great leadership and great talent. I think that combination is pretty lethal no matter who we line up to race against. Now we have to stay healthy and continue to get better every day.”
Alongside Brown, Dominique Scott helped lead the main pack of Razorbacks for the meet. Scott turned in a time of 13:39 followed closely by Diane Robison who finished at 13:41 and then three Razorbacks in Sandie Raines, Jessica Kamilos and Regan Ward each crossed the line in a pack at 13:51. Senior Paige Johnston rounded out the lead pack finishing in eight place with a time of 14:20.
Missouri would total 49 points in the race while Missouri Southern picked up 50 to each finish behind the Razorbacks. After picking up a pair of wins on the weekend, the Razorbacks will prepare for their next meet later in September.