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Arkansas men, women picked to win SEC cross country
Arkansas' Kemoy Campbell nears the finish Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, during the NCAA South Central Regional meet at the UA's Agri Park in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' men and women cross country teams were picked to win the Southeastern Conference championship by league coaches Wednesday.
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The Razorbacks' men, which have won three consecutive titles and 20 of 22 championships since entering the SEC, were a unanimous choice to repeat. Arkansas returns a pair of senior all-Americans - Kemoy Campbell and Solomon Haile - as well as several other contributors from last year.
The program has won seven consecutive SEC meets overall, dating to the 2011 outdoor championship and won the McDonnell Trophy for top cross country and track & field program in 2012-13.
Arkansas' women finished second at the SEC cross country meet last year behind top 10 finishes from Grace Heymsfield and Andrina Schlaepfer, both of whom return in 2013.