From the Desk of Hunter Yurachek: Dec. 1

From the Desk of Hunter Yurachek: Dec. 1

As we enter the first week of December, there are still plenty of upcoming events for Razorback Athletics before the end of the calendar year.


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Arkansas men’s head coach Chris Bucknam was named SEC Cross Country Coach of the Year, announced by the league office on Monday. This marks the 23rd SEC Coach of the Year honor for Bucknam and his ninth accolade in cross country.

Arkansas maintained its No. 1 status in the Boost Treadmills cross country national poll and remained No. 3 in the USTFCCCA coaches poll after a weekend of conference championships in various leagues.

The more things change, the more some things stay the same. In a year of uncertainty, the championship dominance of Arkansas Cross Country and Track and Field certainly remains the same.

Earning a SEC Championship title in cross country on Friday at the University Club, the Razorbacks collected a conference record 26th championship among the 30 contested since Arkansas first competed in the SEC meet during the 1991 season.


Sporting a No. 1 national ranking, the Razorbacks head into the SEC Championships favored to unseat two-time defending champion Mississippi for this year’s conference cross country team title.

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In the third installment of the Boost Treadmill Cross Country men’s national poll, Arkansas moved into the No. 1 position following a victory in the Blazer Classic hosted by UAB.

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With a victory in his initial race as a Razorback, Amon Kemboi earned SEC Runner of the Week honors as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.