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Hogs Turn in Perfect Team Score at Arkansas Invitational

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Hogs Turn in Perfect Team Score at Arkansas Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Razorbacks started the 2005 cross country season the best way they knew how – by turning in perfect team score (15) at their own Arkansas Invitational. Eight UA runners comprised the top 10 finishers, while Missouri Southern was second with 50 points.

“It was a good meet for us, but it was faster than I wanted it to be up front,” Arkansas head coach John McDonnell said. “We had a lot of guys that looked good, but we held a few upperclassmen out. When we get the whole team together it will be even better. The chemistry seems really good with this team and that’s encouraging.”

Sophomore Shawn Forrest and senior All-American Josphat Boit crossed the line in a tie to take top honors. They held a sizable lead for most of the race and both registered times of 19:21 on the four-mile course.

“The race felt good,” Boit said. “We took it as a team, so we had a nice pace. We didn’t want to run too fast. We’ll be ready as a team for the rest of the season.”

Junior Seth Summerside was next in third place in his cross country debut. He turned in a clocking of 19:54. Sophomore Tyler Hill recorded a time of 20:03 for fourth place, greatly improving on his 20:21 performance from last year.

Senior Josh Robles was the final UA scorer in sixth place (20:19). Sophomore Jonathan Norris and senior Jose Campos were next as they came in seventh (20:32) and eighth (20:34), respectively. Norris also bettered his 20:39 time from 2004.

Last year’s meet winner, senior Luis Bordes, came in ninth with a time of 20:34. Junior Brian Roe, normally a middle distance runner, rounded out the Razorback harriers in 11th (21:06).

The Missouri Southern Invitational is next on the schedule for Arkansas. The Hogs will travel to Joplin, Mo., for the 8K race on Sept. 17, before they head to New York on Sept. 24, for the Iona College Meet of Champions.

Flash Results, Inc. MEET MANAGER 8:07 PM 9/9/2005 Page 1

Arkansas-Missouri Southern Dual – 9/9/2005

Fayetteville, Ark.

Rankings

Event 2 Men 4 Mile Run CC

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Name Year School Finals Points

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1 Forrest, Shawn Arkansas 19:40.81 1

2 Boit, Josphat Arkansas 19:40.82 2

3 Summerside, Seth Arkansas 19:53.80 3

4 Hill, Tyler SO Arkansas 20:02.27 4

5 Sandfort, Jason Unattached 20:02.60

6 Robles, Josh Arkansas 20:18.80 5

7 Norris, Jonathan SO Arkansas 20:31.39 6

8 Campos, Jose SR Arkansas 20:33.46 7

9 Bordes, Luis SR Arkansas 20:33.73

10 Davis, Kyle SO Missouri Southern 20:48.05 8

11 Roe, Brian Arkansas 21:05.27

12 Musser, Brett FR Missouri Southern 21:29.74 9

13 Dixon, Dustin FR Missouri Southern 21:37.95 10

14 Miller, Dustin JR Missouri Southern 21:47.17 11

15 Arthur, Ryan SO Missouri Southern 22:25.44 12

16 Plocher, Lucas SR Missouri Southern 22:59.16 13

17 Wright, Derek FR Missouri Southern 23:04.79 14

18 Walton, Marcus JR Missouri Southern 23:14.35

Team Scores

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Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7 *8 *9

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1 Arkansas 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Total Time: 1:39:36.50

Average: 19:55.30

2 Missouri Southern 50 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Total Time: 1:48:08.35

Average: 21:37.67



Sports Category : Cross Country (M)