Five Razorbacks Formally Inducted into Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

Five Razorbacks Formally Inducted into Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

Four former Razorbacks along with current Arkansas head women's track and field coach Lance Harter were among nine members of the 2021 Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Class honored at an awards banquet at the organization’s 63rd annual induction banquet at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on Friday evening.

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Arkansas signee Sydney Thorvaldson of Rawlins, Wyoming, was selected as the 2020-21 National Girls Cross Country Player of the Year, as announced by Gatorade. This is the second consecutive year an incoming Razorback track and field recruit has received the national accolade.

In appreciation of its more than 460 student-athletes competing in 19 sports, Razorback Athletics is celebrating National Student-Athlete Day.

Arkansas women’s head coach Lance Harter received the South Central Region Coach of the Year honor as announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Thursday.

Former Razorback men’s track and field student-athlete Terry Prentice has been named Senior Associate Athletics Director for Athlete Brand Development and Inclusive Excellence at the University of Arkansas.

Racing without a couple of their key distance runners, Arkansas finished 10th among 31 teams in the women’s NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday at the Oklahoma State cross country course. The Razorbacks scored 316 points in the 6,000m race and they were led by Krissy Gear, who placed 21st to earn an All-America honor.

Results

Racing in the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday, for the first time on the Oklahoma State Cross Country Course, the No. 1 Razorbacks enter the meet as defending champions from its 2019 title. Race time is 11:50 a.m. (CT) for the women's 6,000m and coverage of the meet will be available on ESPNU and the ESPN app.

Selections for the 2020 NCAA Cross Country Championships included Arkansas men’s and women’s programs, among the 31 teams named per gender on Sunday, for the national championship races that will occur on Monday, March 15, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.