Robert Black

Arkansas Takes Third at Hurricane Invitational

Complete Results

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.

Team Results

  1. Oklahoma – 48
  2. Oklahoma State – 50
  3. Arkansas – 55
  4. 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. 1Hurricane InvitationalTulsa, Okla.
Sat, Sept. 15Missouri Southern InviteJoplin, Mo.
Sat, Sept. 22Chile Pepper FestivalFayetteville, Ark.
Fri, Sept. 28Nuttycombe Wisconsin InvitationalMadison, Wis.
Sat, Oct. 13Wisconsin Pre-NationalsMadison, Wis.
Fri, Oct. 26SEC ChampionshipsAuburn, Ala.
Fri, Nov. 9NCAA South Central RegionalCollege Station, Texas
Sat, Nov. 17NCAA ChampionshipsMadison, Wis.

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