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Razorback Roundup — Sept. 21

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Razorback Roundup — Sept. 21

RAZORBACK ROUNDUPSept. 21, 2009MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: With a runner-up finish, junior Lane Boyer paced the Razorbacks to their second team title of the season at Saturday’s Missouri Southern Stampede. The Razorbacks outscored second-place finisher Pittsburgh State, 48-131. Arkansas scored three runners in the top 10, five in the top 18 and all finishers in the top 28. Boyer, a junior from Fredonia, Kan., was the runner-up in the men’s 8,000-meter race. He clocked a time of 23:23.05. He replaced his previous 8K personal best, 24:40.0, by more than one minute. Razorback men’s cross country will compete next at the Wisconsin Invitational, Oct. 3, in Madison, Wis.WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: Junior Miranda Walker and the Razorbacks picked up their second win of the season at Saturday’s Missouri Southern Stampede. Walker led the Razorbacks to a 23-45 win over the hosting MSSU Lions. Arkansas scored five runners in the top seven, seven in the top 13 and all nine finishers in the top 40. The Razorbacks cut the time between the first finisher and the fifth by 17 seconds with a spread of 50 seconds at the Arkansas Invitational and 33 seconds at the MSSU Stampede. Razorback women’s cross country will compete next at the Wisconsin Invitational, Oct. 3, in Madison, Wis.FOOTBALL (1-1): Arkansas travels to Alabama for a matchup against the third-ranked Crimson Tide on Saturday. The contest will be the first road game of the season for the Razorbacks and will be aired on CBS at 2:30 p.m. CT. WOMEN’S GOLF: Senior Kristin Ingram counted an even-par 73, leading Arkansas to 13th place at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., Sunday. Arkansas opened with back-to-back rounds Saturday, finishing with a 305 for a 908 (300-303-305) and 13th-place. Junior Kelli Shean was the low Razorback for the weekend. The Cape Town, South Africa, native finished tied for 17th with a 221 (75-70-76). Ingram moved up the leaderboard to a tie for 54th with a 229 (79-77-73), followed by Tiffany Phelps, who tied for 62nd with 231 (78-76-77). Senior Alex Schulte tied for 62nd as well with 231 (72-80-79) and Corinna Rees rounded out Arkansas’ scores. She tied for 76th with 234 (75-80-79). Arkansas travels to the Marilyn Smith/Sunflower Invitational Sept. 28-29. SOCCER (6-0-2): Arkansas completed its non-conference schedule following this weekend’s tie with Florida Atlantic and victory over FIU. In the weekend opener, Allie Chandler scored her third goal of the season, but Florida Atlantic rallied for a late goal to send the contest into overtime and the eventual 1-1 tie. Against FIU, Britni Williams became the program’s all-time shutouts leader with a four-save performance against the Golden Panthers. The shutout is the 18th of Williams’ career. The junior goalkeeper also moved into a tie for second on Arkansas’ all-time wins list with 24. Ally Atkins and Kat Moffett each scored a goal against FIU to provide the offensive output. Atkins finished the weekend with four points on a goal and a pair of assists. For the first time in program history, Arkansas enters Southeastern Conference play with an unbeaten record. Arkansas will host Tennessee Friday and Georgia Sunday at Razorback Field to open conference play.SOFTBALL: The Razorbacks continue fall ball with a Saturday doubleheader against Tulsa. The twin bill will be played at Bogle Park with a 1 p.m. start time.MEN’S TENNIS: The Razorbacks have earned preseason ITA national rankings. Junior Chris Nott enters the fall season as the 94th-ranked singles player in the nation after going 22-13 last season. Senior Dimtry Lebedev and Nott are ranked No. 43 in doubles after going 10-3 last season. Arkansas starts fall action at the Baylor Invitational Friday in Waco, Texas. Nott and junior Matt Hogan will represent the Razorbacks at the tournament. WOMEN’S TENNIS: Arkansas traveled to Wichita, Kan., for the Wichita State Fall Classic. The event featured student-athletes from Arkansas State, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Oklahoma, along with the Razorbacks and host Shockers. The second tournament of the fall gave four freshmen a chance to get experience and competition. Claudine Paulson, Annemijn Koenen, Adriana Nieto and Lindsey Gray all made their collegiate debuts. The tandem of Koenen and Paulson picked up victories in the first two rounds to advance to the doubles semifinals. Koenen and Nieto each finished with at least one singles win to highlight the competition. Nieto earned her second singles win on Saturday. The Razorbacks return to action this weekend at the Colorado Invitational in Boulder, Colo. VOLLEYBALL (7-6, 1-1): The Razorbacks played to a weekend split, defeating South Carolina and falling to No. 5 Florida in the opening weekend of Southeastern Conference play. Arkansas faces back-to-back SEC road weekends, traveling to Tennessee and Kentucky this weekend and Georgia and Auburn next weekend.OLYMPIC SPORTS PRESS CONFERENCE:Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Barnhill Arena interview room.



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