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Cross Country Fact Sheet #7

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Cross Country Fact Sheet #7

Lady’Backs Second at Conference: The Lady Razorbacks finished second at the Southeastern Conference Championships last weekend in what was the closest competition in the 21-year history of the event. Arkansas scored 57 points, just behind Tennessee’s 55 and ahead of Georgia’s 63. Senior Alison (Zeinner) Rush was Arkansas’ top finisher at third overall.

Knocking off a Higher Opponent: Ranked 20th in the nation heading into the SEC Championships, the Lady Razorbacks knocked off 17th-ranked Georgia at the SEC meet, but finished just behind #14 Tennessee.

Rush Continues to Lead: Senior Alison (Zeinner) Rush continues to lead the Lady Razorbacks this fall and looked as good as ever at the SEC Championships. Finishing third overall, her best finish in her four years, Rush was one of three Lady Razorbacks to earn all-SEC honors. Her top finish for the Lady Razorbacks is her fourth in four races this fall.

Leading Lady: Alison Rush asked Arkansas head coach Lance Harter what she needed to do to reach her full potential last spring and after a good meeting, she went out and exceeded his guidelines. The effort has paid off for Rush as she is now Arkansas top cross country runner and is poised to do something which she has not done in three years of competition, capture an all-America honor.

The 2003 Regional Championships: The Lady Razorbacks walked away from the Waco, Texas, course last spring with heavy heads and hearts as they finished third in the competition for the first time in 14 years. The finish prevented the Lady’Backs from competing at the NCAA Championships as a team, but thanks to her career-best performance, Shiloh Whiting was able to advance to the big dance when she finished fifth overall.



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