FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorback women’s cross country team will finish the 2009 season with a 6K race for freshman Alyssa Allison and junior Miranda Walker at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships. The gun will go off at 11:58 a.m., Mon., Nov. 23 at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind.
Indiana State University will host the event, Nov. 23, at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind. The men’s race will begin at approximately 11:08 a.m. CST, followed by the women’s race at 11:58 a.m. CST. Both championship races will be broadcast live on Versus and streamed online via NCAA.com.
NCAA.com is the official website for the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. Information on the championships can also be found on GoSycamores.com, the official website of Indiana State athletics. On the websites, you will find links to: course maps, ticket information, parking, lodging/dining/entertainment, directions to the course, meet entrants and following the event, the official results of the meet.
The Razorbacks have participated, as a team or with individuals, at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships every season since the event’s inception in 1982. The Razorbacks’ highest and most recent team finish came in 1999 with a runner-up trophy. Deena (Drossin) Kastor is Arkansas’ top individual with a runner-up finish in 1992. Arkansas did not enter as a team in 1983, 1985, 1989, 2003 and 2009. The 2009 season marks just the second time in head coach Lance Harter’s 20 years that Arkansas hasn’t competed as a team at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.
Walker has been Arkansas’ leader all season. She won races at the Arkansas Invitational and the Missouri Southern Stampede. She has not finished outside the top 21 in a race this season. She earned a 10th-place finish at the SEC and a ninth-place finish at the NCAA South Central Region Championships.
Allison has consistently been in Arkansas’ scoring five in 2009. She has not finished outside the top 35 in a race this season and her best finish came as the runner-up at the 5K Missouri Southern Stampede. She finished 15th at the SEC Championships and fifth at the NCAA South Central Region Championships.
For more information, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com or NCAA.com.
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