Robert Black

Harter and Scott Earn South Central Accolades

NEW ORLEANS – Arkansas women’s cross country head coach Lance Harter and redshirt senior Dominique Scott have been selected as the 2015 South Central Coach and Athlete of the Year, respectively. The USTFCCCA made the announcement on Tuesday following the completion of last weekend’s regional competitions.

This is second-consecutive year Harter and Scott have swept the top awards for the South Central region and the 11th cross country regional honor of Harter’s career.

Returning only one runner from last season’s top five, Harter molded a young group of runners into one of the most formidable teams this year. Through five regular season meets the Razorbacks never finished below second place as a team. Arkansas is currently undefeated in championship season competition with back-to-back victories at the conference and regional levels.

The preseason favorites to defend their crown, the Razorbacks dominated the field at the 2015 NCAA South Central Regional Championships finishing first with a score of 40 points. All five of Arkansas’ scoring runners finished among the top-15 led by Scott who won the 10th race of her cross country career.

2015 marked the second year in a row that six out of the seven competing Razorbacks including Scott, Kaitlin Flattmann, Regan Ward, Nikki Hiltz, Valerie Reina and Kelsey Schrader earned All-Region honors.

Up next, Arkansas travels to Louisville, Ky. for the 2015 NCAA Cross Country Championships which kick-off on Saturday, Nov. 21 with the women’s 6K at 11 a.m. CST.

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