UA men, women struggle at NCAA cross country meet

By: Matt Jones
Published: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Arkansas freshman Katrina Robinson runs at the Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Arkansas Razorbacks
Arkansas freshman Katrina Robinson runs at the Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Fayetteville.

Arkansas’ women finished 14th and the men were 25th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Madison, Wis.

Freshman Katrina Robinson led the Razorbacks’ women with a 41st-place finish in the 6,000-meter race with a time of 20:37.57. Carina Viljoen (61st) and Taylor Werner (81st) also finished in the top 100.

Cameron Griffith led the Arkansas men with a 42nd-place finish in the 10,000-meter race with a time of 30:01.02. Gilbert Boit, the SEC champion and conference runner of the year, was 126th in 30:53.26, second among all Razorbacks.

Colorado won the women’s race with 65 points, 38 points better than second-place New Mexico (103).

Northern Arizona won the men’s race with 83 points, 33 points better than second-place BYU (116). Northern Arizona is the first men’s team to win three consecutive NCAA titles since Arkansas from 1998-2000.

MEN'S TEAM RESULTS

1 Northern Arizona 83

2 BYU 116

3 Portland 160

4 Colorado 178

5 Stanford 201

25 Arkansas 602

ARKANSAS FINISHERS (10,000 meters)

42 Cameron Griffith, senior, 30:01.02

126 Gilbert Boit, junior, 30:53.26

166 Ethan Moehn, senior, 31:14.37

186 Colin O’Mara, senior, 31:26.10

214 Matt Young, sophomore, 31:54.64

231 Graham Brown, junior, 32:34.16

238 Ryan Murphy, freshman, 32:40.28

WOMEN'S TEAM RESULTS

1 Colorado 65

2 New Mexico 103

3 Oregon 160

4 Michigan 213

5 Stanford 232

14 Arkansas 398

ARKANSAS FINISHERS (6,000 meters)

41 Katrina Robinson, freshman, 20:37.57

61 Carina Viljoen, junior, :20:46.30

81 Taylor Werner, junior, 20:57.98

149 Sydney Brown, senior, 21:26.05

164 Maddy Reed, juniors, 21:34.04

203 Micah Huckabee, junior, 21:59.36

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