Arkansas Takes Third at Hurricane Invitational
TULSA, Okla. — The No. 9 Arkansas women’s cross country team opened its 2018 season with an early-season effort, finishing third overall at the Hurricane Invitational in Tulsa on Saturday morning at Mowhawk Sports Complex.
Arkansas’ top-five finished among the top-20 best in the field, led by junior Micah Huckabee. Huckabee, aCabot, Ark. native, finished fifth-overall in the two-mile race, completing the course in 11:26.
“It’s nice to get the season going knowing we have 10 very fit athletes at home training,” said head coach Lance Harter. “We were still able to be competitive, which is a nice sign of what our future could hold for us.”
Alex Ritchey finished ninth overall as the No. 2 for Arkansas running 11:33. Finishing right behind Ritchey was Greta Taylor (11:48) in 12th-place. Payton Brown was the fourth member of Harter’s squad to cross the finish line. Brown posted a 13th-place finish with a time of 11:53.
Senior Kailee Sawyer (12:02) rounded out scoring for the Razorbacks while Emily Jeacock (12:37), and Tess Iler (12:58) completed the Arkansas lineup at the Hurricane Invitational finishing 23rd and 25th, respectively.
Next up for Arkansas will be the Missouri Southern Stampede on Sat, Sept. 15 in Joplin, Mo.
- Oklahoma – 48
- Oklahoma State – 50
- Arkansas – 55
- Tulsa – 59
Arkansas Results (Overall)
5 Micah Huckabee – 11:26
9 Alex Ritchey – 11:33
12 Greta Taylor – 11:48
13 Payton Brown – 11:53
16 Kailee Sawyer – 12:02
23 Emily Jeacock – 12:37
25 Tess Iler – 12:58
2018 Cross Country Schedule
|Sat, Sept. 1||Hurricane Invitational||Tulsa, Okla.|
|Sat, Sept. 15||Missouri Southern Invite||Joplin, Mo.|
|Sat, Sept. 22||Chile Pepper Festival||Fayetteville, Ark.|
|Fri, Sept. 28||Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational||Madison, Wis.|
|Sat, Oct. 13||Wisconsin Pre-Nationals||Madison, Wis.|
|Fri, Oct. 26||SEC Championships||Auburn, Ala.|
|Fri, Nov. 9||NCAA South Central Regional||College Station, Texas|
|Sat, Nov. 17||NCAA Championships||Madison, Wis.|
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