FAYETTEVILLE – Head coach Chris Bucknam and the University of Arkansas men’s cross country team have announced the 2011 schedule for the upcoming season. The Razorbacks’ slate features seven meets, including two home meets and three races during the championship season. This season marks the fourth for Arkansas under Bucknam’s direction.
The 2011 season begins Sept. 2 with the Razorback Invitational, a scheduled dual with Missouri Southern at Agri Park. Arkansas returns to its home course Oct. 15 for the 23rd Annual Chile Pepper Festival. Sandwiched between the two races in Fayetteville are trips to Joplin, Mo., for the MSSU Stampede (Sept. 17) and Stillwater, Okla., for the Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 1). Host Oklahoma State is the two-time defending national champion.
The championship season gets started Oct. 31 with the SEC Championship, hosted by the University of Tennessee at the Lambert Acres Course. The league championship meet was last held in Knoxville during the 1998 season. The NCAA Regional Championship will be run Nov. 12 in Waco, Texas. The Razorbacks are the defending conference and regional champion, having run to the team titles last season in Columbia, S.C., and Waco, respectively.
Terre Haute, Ind., serves as the host for the NCAA Championships (Nov. 21) for the ninth time in 10 seasons. The championship meet will be run on the LaVern Gibson Championship Course. Last season, Arkansas finished in 10th place at the national meet and collected two All-Americans in Dorian Ulrey and Solomon Haile.
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2011 Men’s Cross Country ScheduleSept. 2 – Razorback Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)Sept. 17 – MSSU Stampede (Joplin, Mo.)Oct. 1 – Cowboy Jamboree (Stillwater, Okla.)Oct. 15 – Chile Pepper Festival (Fayetteville, Ark.)Oct. 31 – SEC Championship (Knoxville, Tenn.)Nov. 12 – NCAA Regional Championship (Waco, Texas)Nov. 21 – NCAA Championship (Terre Haute, Ind.)
Download: men’s schedule, calendar_08.12.pdf