FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas head coach John McDonnell opted not to send any of his collegiate athletes to the Reebok Boston Indoor Games but the Razorbacks were well represented by former Hog All-Americans and National Champions Alistair Cragg and Josphat Boit.
Both competing in the 3,000 meters, Cragg (7:52.68) and Boit (7:54.30) finished in fourth and fifth places, respectively. Craig Mottram of Australia won the event with a time of 7:39.24. Mottram, the 2005 World Championships bronze medalist, won the event in 2006 while Cragg, the Irish National Record holder and the 2005 European Indoor Champion, surprised the field by taking the tape in 2005.
Although not a former Razorback, miler Mark Fountain also trains in Fayetteville and competed in Boston with Boit and Cragg. Fountain, the Australian National Record holder in the event, finished third, clocking a mile time of 3:567.76. Alan Webb won the event in 3:55.18.
Next up for the Razorbacks will be the New Balance Collegiate Invite in New York, N.Y., Feb. 2-3. For complete results of the Reebok Boston indoor Games, visit www.bostonindoorgames.com.