Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas women easily win 6th consecutive SEC cross country championship
Arkansas runners call the Hogs during the Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Arkansas won the Southeastern Conference women’s cross country championship Friday, marking the Razorbacks’ sixth consecutive season to win the meet.
Freshman Katrina Robinson finished the 6,000-meter race in 19:00.88 to lead all Arkansas runners and finished in second place overall. The Razorbacks’ Lauren Gregory finished in third, Carina Viljoen in fourth, Taylor Werner in sixth and Maddy Reed in ninth among scorers. Sydney Brown finished 10th but did not contribute to the team score.
Florida’s Jessica Pascoe won the individual championship with a time of 18:54.98.
Arkansas finished with 24 points, well ahead of second-place Florida’s 69. Ole Miss was third with 116 points. The race was held at Indian Pines Golf Course in Auburn, Ala.
The conference championship is Arkansas’ 20th in cross country. The Razorbacks have won 19 of 28 meets since joining the SEC, and also won a conference title in 1988 as a member of the Southwest Conference.
The six consecutive conference championships are a conference and program record, snapping a tie of five straight wins by Arkansas from 1991-95 and 1998-2002. No other SEC program has won more than three in a row.
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