Hogs Open Outdoor Season With Stanford 10K

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Peter Kosgei and Scott MacPherson will open the outdoor season with the running of the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational, Sat., March 31, at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

The 10,000-meter race will begin at 11:31 p.m. CST and is packed with some of the best collegiate distance runners in the nation. In addition to conference foes Alex Korir and Abraham Kutingala of Alabama, Ian Burrell of Georgia and Barnabus Kirui of Ole Miss, Nicodemus Naimadu of Abilene Christian, Andrew Lemoncello of Florida State, Sean Quigley of LaSalle and Galen Rupp of Oregon will be on hand to challenge Kosgei and MacPherson.

Kosgei holds a 10,000-meter best of 28:08.97 from the 2005 Stanford Invitational. This weekend will be MacPherson’s debut in the event. He holds a 5K best of 13:49.03.

The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and the Trackwire 25 polls have yet to release their first polls of the outdoor season.

The Trackwire 25 projects a hypothetical score for the NCAA meet, factoring in injury reports and other variables supported by information gathered from coaches and NCAA-qualifying competitions across the country. This projection is generated by scoring the Dandy Dozen, a power ranking of the top 12 athletes and relay squads in each NCAA event.

Wisconsin was at the top of the final indoor USTFCCCA and Trackwire 25 polls after winning its first NCAA title.

For a complete schedule and live results from the Stanford Invitational, visit www.gostanford.com.

The Razorback team will make its official outdoor debut at the 2007 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, in Austin, Texas, April 5-7. For complete details, visit www.texassports.com.