<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:" arial="" narrow","sans-serif""="">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 – MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACT: Zach Lawson (zlawson@uark.edu)<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow","sans-serif""><o:p> </o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"> <b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow","sans-serif"">UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"> <b><span style="font-size:26.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow","sans-serif"">Young lineup gets second at MSSU Stampede<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow","sans-serif""><o:p> </o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"ITC Stone Serif Std Medium","serif"">            <b>FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.</b> – Fielding a lineup featuring its younger runners, the No. 9 University of Arkansas women’s cross country team ran to a second-place finish Saturday at the First to the Finish Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo. The Razorbacks were paced by a third-place performance from sophomore Jessica Jackson. Overall, the team placed three of its runners inside the top 10.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"ITC Stone Serif Std Medium","serif"">            “We ran in some tough conditions today with all the rain,” head coach Lance Harter said. “There was a point where the runners were shin deep in water. Despite all that, I thought we ran well today with some of our younger runners getting the opportunity to run up front and lead the team.”<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"ITC Stone Serif Std Medium","serif"">            Jackson was Arkansas’ top runner in Saturday race with a 5K time of 17:35.74, good for third place overall. She was followed was junior Rachel Carpino in eighth place and freshman Valerie Reina in ninth. Carpino crossed the finish line in 17:56.10, while Reina posted a time of 18:00.23 in the second race of her collegiate career.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"ITC Stone Serif Std Medium","serif"">            Fellow freshman Kelsey Wheelhouse was the fourth runner in the lineup and finished in 25<sup>th</sup> place. She ran to a time of 18:27.45. The top five was rounded out by junior transfer Codi Fritchie in her first race wearing the Razorback jersey. She finished with a time 18:58.08 and a 42<sup>nd</sup>-place overall finish.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"ITC Stone Serif Std Medium","serif"">            In a show of the team’s depth, Jackson, Carpino, Reina and Wheelhouse occupied the team’s final four spots—places nine through 12—last weekend at the adidas/UCI Invitational in Irvine, Calif. Arkansas finished Saturday’s race with 72 team points, behind event winner Tulsa.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"ITC Stone Serif Std Medium","serif"">            The Razorbacks will take next weekend off to prepare for the Greater Louisville Classic, the team’s next schedule competition set for Sept. 29. 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