Arkansas Men, Women win SEC Cross Country titles

GAINESVILLE, FL (Sporting Alert) — Arkansas dominated the 2013 Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships after both the men and women teams won the title at at UF’s Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Florida on Friday.

The Razorbacks, led by a 1-2-3 finish where Jamaican senior Kemoy Campbell set a SEC 8,000m meet record to win in 22:58.73, tallied 31 points to dominate the men’s side.

Florida was a distant second with 96 points, while Georgia (101), Missouri (107) and Kentucky (173) completed the top five.

Campbell was followed home by teammates Stanley Kebenei, who ran 23:40.12 and Solomon Haile, at 23:54.87. Also coming home in the top ten was Gabe Gonzales and he ran 24:13.43 for 10th, as the Razorbacks took home its fourth straight SEC crown.

The first non-Arkansas runner across the tape was Georgia’s Lucas Baker and he came home in 23:56.13. Jimmy Clark led home the hosts with a fifth place 23:57.03 finish.

On the women’s side, Arkansas tallied 32points to also dominate the race for the team crown, as the second place finisher, Texas A&M, had 123 points.

Kentucky took third with 134pts, Florida was fourth with 150 and fifth went to Vanderbilt with 161.

Dominique Scott won the women’s 6,000m in 20:02.81 and also led home a 1-2-3 sweep for the Arkansas Razorbacks, which was winning their 14th SEC Championship.

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