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No. 3 Razorbacks Ready For NCAA South Central Regional

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No. 3 Razorbacks Ready For NCAA South Central Regional

FAYETTEVILLE – The three-time reigning regional champion No. 3 Razorbacks look to continue their 31 year consecutive streak of qualifying for the NCAA Championships by competing in the 2013 NCAA South Central Regional Championships in Waco, Texas on Friday. The women’s 6k Championship race is slated for an 11:15 a.m. start. “It is going to be a very competitive race. There are nine regionals around the country and the top two teams qualify for the national meet,” head coach Lance Harter said. “There are roughly four teams in the race that are going to be competing to get in one of the top two spots. Whenever you have that many teams fighting for a spot, anything can happen, people will be running for their lives. So we know we have to go into the meet and take care of business.” The Razorbacks enter the race after capturing the program’s 14th Southeastern Conference (SEC) title in overwhelming fashion. Sophomore Dominique Scott crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 20:02.81 for the third-fastest time meet history to lead a 1-2-3 finish and ensure the Razorbacks’ 14th title. After the meet, Scott and Harter were awarded the SEC Runner and Coach of the year, respectively. The Razorbacks scored 32 points at the meet to give them the largest margin of victory at the SEC Championships in meet history with second-place Texas A&M scoring 123 points. Arkansas has earned 17 NCAA Regional Championship titles in program history as well as nine individual championships from six different Razorbacks. Arkansas returns All-Region performers from 2012 in Grace Heymsfield, Diane Robison, Paige Johnston and Shannon Klenke. Fans can follow live updates during the meet on the team’s official Twitter account @RazorbackTF and results will be available at NCAA.com. For more information on Arkansas women’s cross country, follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter.



Sports Category : Cross Country (W)