Hogs Win Razorback Invitational; Boast Eight o
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s cross country team opened the 2001 season by placing eight of the top 10 overall finishers en route to claiming the team title at the Razorback Invitational Saturday.
Competing at the Razorback Cross Country facility at Agri Park, the Hogs’ tallied 16 points to claim first place. Tulsa finished in second with 57 points, while Missouri Southern placed third with 68 points.
“I saw a lot of things that I like from our athletes today,” Arkansas head coach John McDonnell said. “I think we have some young people on this team who will contribute a great deal to this team for a long time.”
Arkansas sophomore Alistair Cragg and junior Daniel Lincoln finished in a tie for first place with a time 19:50 in the four mile run. The Razorback’s Cabada Fernando and Silverus Kimeli finished in third and fourth place respectively. Fernando came in with a time of 20:01, while Kimeli posted a time of 20:28.
Missouri Southern’s Larry Bowsell came in fifth with a time of 20:31 to round out the top five times.
“We had to run a little harder than I expected this morning,” McDonnell said. “It’s a good start to our season. We have a lot of inexperienced runners, but I think we will surprise some people this year.”
The Razorbacks travel to Joplin, Mo., for the Missouri Southern Invitational on Sept. 15.
Final Team Results:
Place (Points) /
1. Arkansas (16)
2. Tulsa (57)
3. Missouri Southern (68)
Top 10 Individual Finishers: Place-Athlete, School, Time 1. Alistar Cragg, Arkansas, 19:50
1. Daniel Lincoln , Arkansas, 19:50
3. Cabada Fernando, Arkansas, 20:01
4. Silverus Kimeli, Arkansas, 20:28
5. Larry Boswell, Missouri Southern, 20:31
6. Chris Mulvaney, Arkansas, 30:37
7. Westley Alkin, Arkansas, 20:41
8. Patrick Thomas, Arkansas, 20:50
9. Justin Rempel, Tulsa, 21:03
10. Dirk Heinze, Arkansas, 21:05
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