FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas Razorback freshman Caleb Cross, a member of the men’s track and field team, earned weekly accolades from the Southeastern Conference, it was announced Tuesday.
Cross, the SEC Freshman of the Week, competed in the 110-meter hurdles and as a member of the 4×400-meter relay at the John McDonnell Invitational this weekend. In the 110-meter hurdles, he clocked a prelim time of 14.03 and a final time of 14.21. His prelim time of 14.03 is a personal best, ranks No. 21 in the NCAA (No. 1 among freshmen) and No. 4 in the SEC (No. 1 among freshmen).
He also ran the third leg of the 4×400-meter relay with a 47.31 split, Arkansas’ fastest of the day. The quartet finished second with a season-best time of 3:10.71. The time ranks No. 9 in the SEC.
"Caleb Cross is running well for us right now," head coach Chris Bucknam said. "He’s so valuable to us in the hurdle events but is also proving to be a key component to our 4×400-meter relay. Our staff is happy with the way he is transitioning to and progressing in the collegiate hurdles."
TheRazorbacks will travel to Austin, Texas for a dual meet with the Texas Longhorns on Sat., April 17.