FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Arkansas women’s cross country and track & field coach Lance Harter was featured in a SECSports.com article on Monday afternoon.
SECSports.com Assistant Director of Communications, Sean Cartell recently wrote about the longtime Razorbacks coach’s recent induction into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
The following is an excerpt from the article.
It would be easy to count all the trophies, titles and All-America honors – though it might take some time – and think that one could gain a full understanding of what Lance Harter has accomplished in his nearly four decades as a collegiate track and field coach.
Harter, who has spent a quarter-century as the head women’s track and field and cross country coach at the University of Arkansas, is the architect of one of the nation’s most storied programs. His impact goes much deeper and is significantly more complex than what perhaps appears at the surface.
Harter’s combination of a fierce competitive spirit, an individualized-training approach and a humble disposition make him concurrently one of the most successful and likeable individuals in the sport of collegiate track and field.
“Lance knows how to pull the best out of young people and pour his spirit into them,” said Rolando Greene, a longtime assistant for Harter who is entering his second year as the head coach for men’s and women’s track and field at Purdue. “You will see competitiveness, academic and athletic success and humility. I believe humility is strength under control. He is so humble, his strength is under control and therefore you see performance in the classroom and on the track.”
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The Arkansas women’s cross country team opens the 2015 season on Sept. 6, when they travel to Irvine, Calif., for the 2015 adidas/UCI Invitational. The race starts at 10 a.m. CST.
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