Jack Bruce

Sr | 6-3 | Brisbane, Australia | Anglican Church Grammar School/UALR


  • Two-time All-American
  • Two-time All- Region
  • All-SEC First Team (2016)
  • All-SEC Second Team (2015)

Senior (2017)
NCAA All-American … Began his senior campaign finishing third overall and second-best for the Razorbacks at the Chile Pepper Festival (Sept. 30) … At Pre-Nationals (Oct. 14) he finished with the second-best time for Arkansas at 23:28.90, placing 18th overall… In the SEC Championships (Oct. 27), he helped Arkansas win the SEC Conference title placing sixth overall at 23:51.70, the second-best time for the Razorbacks and earning All-SEC first team recognition… He earned All-Region honors at the NCAA South-Central Regional (Nov. 10) finishing fifth overall and the top time for Arkansas at 30:04.80 … He finished off his cross country career earning his third-consecutive All-American honor at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (Nov. 18) finishing on top for Arkansas and 13th overall with a personal best at 29:39.49, his first time under 30 minutes at that distance.

Junior (2016)
NCAA All-American … Kicked off his junior campaign as third-best performer for the Razorbacks at the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 1), placing seventh overall … Followed that with a top-15 finish at the Pre-National Invitational (Oct. 15), crossing the finish line as the 12th-fastest entry in the loaded field … Helped Arkansas claim its 24th SEC title finishing in fourth place at the conference meet (Oct. 28) on his home course to earn All-SEC first team recognition in a season’s best 8K time of 23:53.30 … Cruised to another top-eight performance with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA South Central Regional Championship (Nov. 11) which led to the Razorbacks claiming their 36th regional title … Capped the year with an improved performance at the national championship (Nov. 19) moving up four spots from his finish in 2015 as the 19th-best runner at the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana … Bruce is the second runner in Bucknam’s tenure to race to two-consecutive All-America honors in cross country, joining former Arkansas distance standout Stanley Kebenei.

Sophomore (2015)
NCAA All-American … Debuted for Arkansas at the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 3) posting a time of 24:04.24 … Raced to a 13th place finish overall and fifth for Arkansas … Competed in Pre-Nationals at Lexington, Kentucky (Oct. 17) placing 67th overall … Crossed the line in a time of 24:07.10 coming in as the sixth Arkansas runner … Finished 10th at the SEC Championships (Oct. 30) and sixth for the Razorbacks respectively … Posted a personal record on the 8K course in College Station, Texas with a time of 23:49.00 … Bruce placed 13th at the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 13) and garnered an All-Region honor … He finished with a time of 30:31.20 good for a fourth place finish amongst Arkansas runners … Led the Razorbacks in the NCAA Championships (Nov. 21) and earned an All-American honor by crossing the line in 23rd place … Finished the season strong by setting a personal record with a time of 30:15.30 in the 10K at Louisville, Kentucky.

Placed second among Little Rock runners and 63rd overall at the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 14) in a time of 31:34.5 in the 10K course … Moved to 13th place all-time at Little Rock in the 10K with that race … Was second for Little Rock at the Sun Belt Championship (Nov. 2) and 21st overall in 25:44.7 … Opened his Little Rock season with a 25:09.69 5K at the UALR Invitational (Oct. 18), moving to 17th all-time in the 5K with that time.

High School
Ran five years of cross country and track before going to college … Named the Runner of the Year in 2012 and was the best conference performer in high school.

Born Aug. 31, 1994 … Son of Bill and Lisa Bruce … Has an older brother, William, and a younger brother, Henry … Intends to major in economics.



Personal-Best Time

8K: 23:49.00 (SEC Championships 10/30/15)
10K: 30:15.30 (NCAA Championships 11/21/15)