Arkansas sweeps 2020 SEC Cross Country Championships
October 30, 2020
University Club - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La. --- The University of Arkansas claimed the 2020 Southeastern Conference men's and women's cross country titles at the SEC Championships Friday morning at the University Club.
This marks the 26th SEC crown for the Arkansas men, which is more than any other program. The Arkansas women's team claimed its eighth consecutive SEC title and 21st overall, which also leads all programs. The Razorback women are ranked No. 1 nationally, while the men are ranked third.
Ole Miss' Mario Garcia Romo claimed the men's individual 8K title with a time of 23:32.9, while teammate Cole Bullock was second in 23:34.3. Waleed Suliman of Ole Miss was third in 23:34.3. Alabama's Mercy Chelangat took home with women's 6K title in 19:46.5, ahead of Kentucky's Jenna Gearing (19:58.0) and Missouri's Sarah Chapman (19:58.9).
Arkansas won the men's title with 35 points, followed by Ole Miss (59), Georgia (121), Tennessee (123) and Kentucky (133) to round out the top-five.
The Arkansas women won with 41 points, finishing ahead of Alabama (57), Ole Miss (97), Kentucky (98) and fifth place LSU (173).
The NCAA Cross Country Championships are scheduled to take place March 15, 2021.
2020 SEC Cross Country Championship Results (Baton Rouge, La. - Oct. 30, 2020)
Men's Team Results: 1. Arkansas (35); 2. Ole Miss (59); 3. Georgia (121); 4. Tennessee (123); 5. Kentucky (133); 6. Missouri (151); 7. Florida (200); 8. LSU (208); 9. Texas A&M (228); 10. Alabama (244); 11. Vanderbilt (248); 12. Auburn (282)
Women's Team Results: 1. Arkansas (41); 2. Alabama (57); 3. Ole Miss (97); 4. Kentucky (98); 5. LSU (173); 6. Vanderbilt (198); 7. Missouri (230); 8. Georgia (249); 9. Florida (257); 10. Mississippi State (258); 11. South Carolina (277); 12. Auburn (288); 13. Texas A&M (294)
Men's Top-10 Finishers
Mario Garcia Romo, Ole Miss (23:32.9) Cole Bullock, Ole Miss (23:34.3) Waleed Suliman, Ole Miss (23:34.3) Kieran Wood, Missouri (23:37.2) Amon Kemboi, Arkansas (23:47.3) Luke Meade, Arkansas (23:48.2) Jacob McLeod, Arkansas (23:51.3) Emmanuel Cheboson, Arkansas (24:00.8) Matt Young, Arkansas (24:03.9) Sam Bowers, Georgia (24:13.1)
Women's Top-10 Finishers
Mercy Chelangat, Alabama (19:46.5) Jenna Gearing, Kentucky (19:58.0) Sarah Chapman, Missouri (19:58.9) Lauren Gregory, Arkansas (20:06.6) Esther Gitahi, Alabama (20:10.5) Jami Reed, Alabama (20:11.4) Logan Morris, Arkansas (20:14.8) Anna Elkin, Ole Miss (20:15.9) Abby Gray, Arkansas (20:19.9) Taylor Ewert, Arkansas (20:21.6)
Men's First Team All-SEC
Mario Garcia Romo, Ole Miss Cole Bullock, Ole Miss Waleed Suliman, Ole Miss Kieran Wood, Missouri Amon Kemboi, Arkansas Luke Meade, Arkansas Jacob McLeod, Arkansas
Men's Second Team All-SEC
Emmanuel Cheboson, Arkansas Matt Young, Arkansas Sam Bowers, Georgia Karl Thiessen, Tennessee Chase Condra, Georgia Trevor Foley, Florida Andrew Kibet, Arkansas
Men's Freshman All-SEC
Chase Condra, Georgia Matt Duvall, Kentucky Ethan Kern, Kentucky Harper Moore, Kentucky Eliud Kipsang, Alabama Riley Buchholz, Tennessee William Sinclair, Missouri
Women's First Team All-SEC
Mercy Chelangat, Alabama Jenna Gearing, Kentucky Sarah Chapman, Missouri Lauren Gregory, Arkansas Esther Gitahi, Alabama Jami Reed, Alabama Logan Morris, Arkansas
Women's Second Team All-SEC
Anna Elkin, Ole Miss Abby Gray, Arkansas Taylor Ewert, Arkansas Krissy Gear, Arkansas Katy-Ann McDonald, LSU Grace Jensen, Vanderbilt Victoria Simmons, Ole Miss
Women's Freshman All-SEC
Taylor Ewert, Arkansas Corie Smith, Arkansas Vasileia Spyrou, Florida Tori Herman, Kentucky Shelby Spoor, LSU Jenna Schwinghamer, Kentucky McKenna Revord, Missouri