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Cross Country Fact Sheet #6

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Cross Country Fact Sheet #6

The SEC Championships: The Lady Razorbacks have been the toast of the SEC for years winning 10 conference titles over the past 13 years. Arkansas looks to extend its all-time lead over its opponents at the 2004 championships held in Fayetteville.

Hosting: For just the second time the University of Arkansas hosts the SEC Cross Country Championships. The last time that Arkansas hosted was 1994, the same year Arkansas hosted the NCAA meet. At the 1994 Championships, Arkansas won the team title at Prairie Grove Battlefield.

Arkansas’ Last Competition: The last time the Lady Razorbacks took the course was at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival in Fayetteville on Oct. 16. In that competition, Arkansas entered without its entire compliment of runners and finished second behind #11 SMU by a mere nine points. Unable to compete was junior Erica Sigmont and sophomore Kristina Smith failed to finish due to illness.

A Full Roster: Hopefully for the Lady Razorbacks, they will get to compete their entire team at the SEC Championships. Ranked 20th in the nation, Arkansas has done it without at least one, but mostly two and three key runners throughout the season. With a full compliment of athletes, who know what Arkansas is capable of?

The 2003 SEC Championships: Arkansas entered the 2003 SEC Championships hoping to extend its record five consecutive team championships when it traveled to Athens, Ga. What happened was that the Univ. of Tennessee and the host Georgia Bulldogs ran very well while Arkansas faltered to a third-place finish, its worst since joining the league.



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