Razorback Amon Kemboi and Arkansas men’s head coach Chris Bucknam received South Central Region awards as the Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year on Tuesday, as announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Arkansas will have a pair of representatives – Ryan Jackson (softball) and Josh Shearer (track and field) – among the 28 current and former Southeastern Conference student-athletes who will participate in in the SEC Career Tour from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Atlanta.
Arkansas men’s head coach Chris Bucknam has been named the men’s 2021 SEC Cross Country Coach of the Year, as announced by the league office. It’s the 26th overall SEC Coach of the Year accolade for Bucknam and his 10th cross country honor. He also has 10 honors during the indoor season and six from the outdoor season.
Arkansas finished fourth in the NCAA Cross Country Championships for the second consecutive meet, scoring 195 points on Saturday at the Apalachee Regional Park. Three Razorbacks – Amon Kemboi, Gilbert Boit, and Emmanuel Cheboson – placed among the top 20 to earn All-America accolades.Final Men Results
Arkansas scored 39 points as runner-up in the NCAA South Central Region, racing over the 10,000m course at Cottonwood Creek golf course on Friday, to secure an automatic qualification to the NCAA Championships.Final Men's Results