TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Junior Miranda Walker and freshman Alyssa Allison competed for Arkansas Razorback women’s cross country as individuals at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday.
Walker, in her third appearance at the NCAA, finished 124th. She clocked a 6,000-meter time of 21:27.8. Allison, in her NCAA Championships debut, finished 195th with her time of 22:02.8.
"It’s very tough to run as individuals at the NCAA Championships," head coach Lance Harter said. "Especially when they are used to running as a pack at every event. Miranda and Alyssa had very strong seasons, Miranda back from redshirting and Alyssa as a freshman. This was a great learning experience for them and will only help them in the future. After such strong cross country seasons, we are excited to see Miranda and Alyssa, and their teammates, take to the track for the indoor season."
Walker has been Arkansas’ leader all season. She won races at the Arkansas Invitational and the Missouri Southern Stampede. She has not finished outside the top 21 in a race this season. She earned a 10th-place finish at the SEC and a ninth-place finish at the NCAA South Central Region Championships.
Allison has consistently been in Arkansas’ scoring five in 2009. She has not finished outside the top 35 in a race this season and her best finish came as the runner-up at the 5K Missouri Southern Stampede. She finished 15th at the SEC Championships and fifth at the NCAA South Central Region Championships.
For complete results or more information, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com or NCAA.com. The Razorbacks will open the indoor season Jan. 8 with the Arkansas Invitational.