Young leads No. 25 Arkansas at Chile Pepper Festival

USTFCCCA Polls and Rankings

 Pos. Arkansas Time
4 Matt Young 23:51.20
19 Carter Persyn 24:20.40
21 Preston Cates 24:20.70
30 Myles Richter 24:32.10
113 Sam Boone 25:39.50
 Pos. Team Results Score
1 Texas 74
2 Colorado Mines 96
3 Oklahoma State 125
4 Western Colorado 134
5 Arkansas 165

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 25 Arkansas men’s cross country team grabbed a top-five finish on its home course at the Chile Pepper Festival posting a score of 165-points Saturday morning at Agri Park.

Junior Matt Young led the way for the Hogs Saturday morning at Agri Park, finishing fourth overall and second among collegians. Arkansas’ Cameron Griffith and Gilbert Boit, both running unattached, finished first and second in times of 23:35.90 and 23:46.10, respectively.

Young posted a time of 23:51.20 over the 8-kilometer course, a lifetime-best at that distance. Following Young were teammates Carter Persyn (24:20.4), Preston Cates (24:20.7), Myles Richter (24:32.1), and Sam Boone (25:39.5) in 19th, 21st, 30th, and 113th-place, respectively, to round out scoring for the Razorbacks.

Next up for the Razorbacks will be a trip to preview the site of the 2019 NCAA Championships as Arkansas takes part in the Pre-National Invitational hosted by Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind. on Oct. 19.

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