Arkansas Makes The Trek To Terre Haute For NCAA Championships
LaVern Gibson Championship Course
Terre Haute, Ind.
Saturday, Nov. 23
10:15 a.m. CT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s cross country team will toe the line at the National Championship as the Razorbacks travel to the campus of Indiana State for the NCAA Championships Saturday, Nov. 23 at LaVern Gibson Championship Course with a race time slated for 11:15 a.m. CT.
“I’m thrilled that we made it [to the NCAA meet],” said Coach Chris Bucknam. “I thought our kids ran a very good race last Friday, so we’re in the show now and we have to step up and do it again,” Bucknam continued.
The Razorbacks enter the meet after a runner-up finish at the South Central Regional last weekend at Agri Park with a score of 67.
11-time NCAA Champions, the Razorback men’s program has had recent success on the national stage, posting top-six finishes three out of the last four seasons.
The season leader for Arkansas, Matt Young will lead the wild band of Razorbacks through the 10k race Saturday morning in hopes of becoming the first cross country All-American for Coach Bucknam since Jack Bruce earned the honors in 2017. Young has been the top finisher for Arkansas in every meet he’s competed in this season.
“We did not have a great race at the SEC meet,” said Bucknam. “We sat down and talked and realized that if we’re going to make the national meet we’re going to have to step up and run better at the regional meet, and they did. I thought we got some great responses at the regional.. we have a short-order here and have another 10k in front of us and we just need to get in there and run.”
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This year’s live and on-demand coverage will feature enhanced production of the men’s and women’s NCAA Division I, II, and III Championships. In anticipation of the NCAA postseason coverage, FloTrack has featured content for all three divisions all season long, including weekly rankings, team features, editorial, podcasts and more.
The 2019 NCAA Championships will begin at 10:15 a.m. CT with the women’s 6K race and will be followed by the men’s 10K at 11:15 a.m. The awards ceremony will be held for the top individual performers and team champions following the conclusion of the races.
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