2011 Arkansas Men's Cross Country Media Guide

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2011 Arkansas Men's Cross Country Media Guide with bios, history, results and records

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  • ERICFERNANDEZ

    DUNCANPHILLIPS

    ALL-SEC

    ALL-SEC

    SOLOMONHAILE

    MENS

    CROSS COUNTRYMEDIA G U ID E

  • 1TABLE OF CONTENTS

    2011 Razorback Cross CountryTable of Contents ................................................... 1Media Information/Quick Facts ............................ 2The Southeastern Conference ............................ 3-42011 Outlook ..................................................... 5-6

    The RazorbacksOmar Abdi .............................................................. 8Drew Butler ......................................................... 8-9Thomas Cattin-Masson .......................................... 9Chuol Dey ............................................................ 10Cameron Efurd ................................................ 10-11Rick Elliott ....................................................... 11-12Eric Fernandez ................................................. 13-14Solomon Haile ................................................ 14-15Aaron Hamilton .............................................. 15-16Anthony Lieghio .................................................. 16Layne Nixon ......................................................... 17Duncan Phillips .............................................. 17-18Patrick Rono ......................................................... 18

    The StaffChris Bucknam ............................................... 20-21Doug Case ............................................................ 22Travis Geopfert ..................................................... 23Support Staff ........................................................ 24

    History and Records2010 Review ................................................... 26-27NCAA Championships ........................................ 28NCAA All-Americans ........................................... 29NCAA Regional Championships ......................... 30Conference Championships ............................... 31Southwest Conference Team Results .................. 32Southeastern Conference Team Results .............. 33Conference Individual Championships ............. 34Agri Park .............................................................. 35Hall of Honor ................................................. 36-37Razorback Olympians .................................... 38-39All-Time Lettermen ........................................ 40-42

    Credits The 2011 Arkansas Razorback mens cross country media guide was designed by assistant media relations directors Zach Lawson. Editing by Jeri Thorpe, Phil Pierce and Mary Lynn Gibson. Photography by Robert Black, Wesley Hitt, Beth Hall and David Yerby.

    On the Cover The covers of the 2011 Arkansas Razorback mens cross country media guide were designed by graphic designer Andrew Reynolds. Pictured on the front are senior Duncan Phillips and junior Eric Fernandez and Solomon Haile. Pictured on the back are head coach Chris Bucknam.

  • 2QUICK FACTS/MEDIA INFORMATIONUniversity InformationLocation ............................................................Fayetteville, Ark.Founded ............................................................. March 27, 1871Enrollment ........................................................................21,406Nickname ...................................................................RazorbacksSchool Colors .............................................. Cardinal and WhiteAffilliation .........................................................NCAA Division IConference .............................. Southeastern (Western Division)Facility (capacity) .....................................Barnhill Arena (8,500)Chancellor ................................................ Dr. G. David GearhartAthletic Director ........................................................... Jeff LongFaculty Athletic Rep ................................................Sharon HuntUniversity Website ................................................www.uark.edu

    Team InformationHead Coach ....................................Chris Bucknam (4th Season)Assistant Coach .......................................................... Doug CaseAssistant Coach ................................................... Travis GeopfertDirector of Operations ...........................................Danny GreenAthletic Trainer ...............................................Gwendolyn DavisOffice Phone.......................................................... 479-575-6384Office Fax .............................................................. 479-575-3716Mailing Address......................................... 10 S. Razorback Road John McDonnell Field Fayetteville, AR 72701Home Course ................................................................Agri Park2010 SEC Finish ...................................................................... 1st2010 NCAA Regional Finish ................................................... 1st2010 NCAA Finish ............................................................... 10th

    Athletic Media RelationsDirector of Football Media Relations ....................... Zack HigbeeAssociate Media Relations Director ....................Robby Edwards Soccer/GymnasticsAssociate Media Relations Director ............................Phil Pierce Mens Basketball/Mens GolfAssociate Media Relations Director ...........................Jeri Thorpe Womens Basketball/Womens GolfAssistant Media Relations Director ..........................Chad Crunk Baseball/FootballAssistant Director/XC Contact ...............................Zach LawsonLawson Office ........................................................ 479-575-7089Lawson Cell ........................................................... 479-595-2358Lawson E-mail ................................................ zlawson@uark.eduAssistant Media Relations Director ................... Derek Satterfield FootballGraphic Designer ............................................ Andrew ReynoldsIntern ............................................................... Patrick Crawford SoftballIntern ..................................................................... Tyler Maland Swimming & DivingIntern ..................................................................... John Thomas Mens and Womens TennisSecretary ........................................................ Mary Lynn GibsonAMR Office ............................................................ 479-575-2751AMR Fax ................................................................ 470-575-7481Mailing Address............................................UA Media Relations 131 Barnhill Arena Fayetteville, AR 72701

    Athletic Media RelationsAssistant Athletic Media Relations Director Zach Lawsonwill be handling the publicity and media information for the University of Arkansas Razorback mens cross country and track and field programs during the 2011-12 season.

    Additional information is available by contacting the Athletic Media Relations Office at 479-575-2751. The AMR offices are located in Barnhill Arena on the second floor of the north side of the building.

    Coach/Student-Athlete InterviewsPlease make arrangements for all coach and student-athlete interviews through Lawson and the Athletic Media Relations Office. Phone interviews for out-of-town media can be arranged with 24-hour notice.

    PhotographersAnyone wishing to shoot any meets should contact the Athletic Media Relations Office.

    Post Meet ResultsComplete results for all home events are available at ArkansasRazorbacks.com and via email. For opponent SIDs, please contact Lawson with email information for meet results distribution lists.

    Razorbacks on the WebThe latest in Razorback Athletics can be accessed by logging onto the official web site. Check out ArkansasRazorbacks.com for complete student-athlete and coaches bios, releases and results for the Arkansas mens cross country team and other sports.

  • 3THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCESetting the Standard for Intercollegiate Athletics in

    Cross Country and Track & Field

    The Nations Top Track and Field ConferenceIn the ever-changing world of collegiate athletics, the tradition of the Southeastern Conference has remained constant. The SEC boasts a rich history and has dominated track and field like no other conference.

    2010 SEC Cross CountryMenThe SEC sent two teams to compete in the NCAA Championships with Arkansas leading the way with a 10th-place finish

    Arkansas 329 10thAlabama 338 11thFlorida South Regional 3rdTennessee South Regional 4thGeorgia South Regional 5thOle Miss South Regional 7thMississippi State South Regional 10thVanderbilt South Regional 14thLSU South Central Regional 14thKentucky Southeast Regional 21st

    SEC Champion: ArkansasCoach of the Year: Chris Bucknam, ArkansasAthlete of the Year: Barnabas Kirui, Ole MissFreshman of the Year: Bryan Cantero, Arkansas

    USTFCCCA All-Americans: Julius Bor (Alabama), Dorian Ulrey (Arkansas), Solomon Haile (Arkansas).

    WomenFlorida finished 29th at the NCAA Championships to lead the SEC.

    Florida 635 29thArkansas South Central Regional 3rdVanderbilt South Regional 3rdGeorgia South Regional 4thMississippi State South Regional 5thAlabama South Regional 7thOle Miss South Regional 8thKentucky Southeast Regional 14thLSU South Central Regional 16thSouth Carolina Southeast Regional 18th Tennessee South Regional 18th

    SEC Champion: FloridaCoach of the Year: Todd Morgan, FloridaAthlete of the Year: Kristie Krueger, GeorgiaFreshman of the Year: Stephanie Brown, Arkansas

    USTFCCCA All-Americans: Kristie Krueger (Georgia).

    SEC Cross Country Accomplishments

    Men Eight national championships, two individual titles, 98 All-Americans since