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Men?s cross set for SEC Championships

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Men?s cross set for SEC Championships

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 26 Arkansas Razorback men’s cross country will run at the SEC Championships, Mon., Nov. 3. The men’s 8K race is set to go off at 11 a.m. CST at the Mississippi State Cross Country Course in Starkville, Miss.

Expected to compete for the Razorbacks at the SEC Championships are Lane Boyer, Michael Chinchar, Rick Elliott, Eric Fernandez, Daniel LaCava, Scott MacPherson, Alex McClary, Andy McClary, Duncan Phillips and Rio Reina.

Also competing at the SEC Championships on Monday are No. 5 Alabama, No. 11 Auburn, No. 28 Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, along with No. 26 Arkansas.

When the Hogs travel to Mississippi State for the 2008 SEC Cross Country Championships, Arkansas will be contending for its 35th-consective conference cross country title and 85th conference title (cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field). The Razorbacks won 17-straight SWC titles and went on to win 17-straight SEC titles.

UA harriers have won 10 of the 17 SEC individual titles since Arkansas joined the league in 1991. Of the 10 title winners, three were repeat winners, winning two-consecutive titles (Godfrey Siamusiye, 1995-96; Michael Power, 1998-99; Josphat Boit, 2004-05).

The Razorbacks return four harriers that earned first team, second team or all-freshman honors at the 2007 SEC Championships.

In 2007, Shawn Forrest and Tyler Hill were named first-team All-SEC, Chris Barnicle, Scott MacPherson and Matt Munoz were named second-team All-SEC and Lane Boyer, Duncan Phillips and Michael Chinchar were named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

Ranked No. 26 nationally, Arkansas made a slight but important jump in the regional rankings this week. Spending most of the season at No. 3 behind No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Texas A&M, Arkansas now sits at No. 2 behind No. 1 Texas A&M after a strong showing at the Chile Pepper Festival.

For more information about the SEC Cross Country Championships, visit www.secsports.com. For more information about Arkansas Razorback Athletics, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

Download: 11.3.08 SECs.pdf



Sports Category : Cross Country (M)