Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
Watts Cross Country Course
College Station, Texas
Men’s 10K – 10:15 a.m. CT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 19 Arkansas men’s cross country team will continue their postseason title-hunt Friday, Nov. 9 in College Station, Texas at the NCAA South Central Region Championships hosted by Texas A&M University.
“I love the course,” head coach Chris Bucknam said. “They’ve [Texas A&M] done an incredible job building it from scratch. We’ve had success on it. It’s a good place for us.”
Teams competing at the regional championships include: Abilene Christian, Arkansas, Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Baylor, Central Arkansas, Houston, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Lamar, Louisianna Tech, LSU, McNeese State, New Orleans, Nicholls State, North Texas, Rice, Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisianna, Stephen F. Austin, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-CC, TCU, Texas State, Tulane, UT-Arlington, UT-Rio Grande Valley, UTSA.
Arkansas returns one All-Region performer from last season in Matt Young, as well as the South Central Regional Coach of the Year in Chris Bucknam from the 2017 regional championships which saw the Hogs race past former Southwest Conference rival Texas by a 14-point margin. Young is the top-returning Razorback finisher from last year’s meet, completing the 10K in 30:31.90 finishing 16th-overall.
Last Year’s Regional in College Station
• Date: Nov. 10, 2017
• Champions: Arkansas, 59 points (5-7-8-16-25)
• Outcome: 14-point margin of victory
• Runner-up: Texas, 73 points (3-12-19-22-23)
Wooo Pig vs. Hook em’ Horns
Out of the 37 regional titles Arkansas has won, 23 have been attained through overcoming a spirited battle with perpetual runner-up Texas. Successfully topping the Longhorns in the last five regional meetings, the Razorbacks have averaged a 17.75-point margin of victory.
Arkansas Cross Country at the Regional Championships
• 41 All-Region selections (since 2010)
• 37 Regional titles
• 21 Regional individual titles
– Most Recent: 2014, Stanley Kebenei
• Last Perfect Finish (1-2-3-4-5), 1982
• Largest Margin of Victory, 84 (1998)
The 2018 NCAA South Central Regional Championship men’s 10K will begin at 10:15 a.m. after which an awards ceremony will be held for the top individual performers and team champions.
Admission is free to fans of all ages.
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