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Roundup: Fifth-ranked Arkansas nabs second

No. 5 Arkansas and No. 6 Tulsa at Southern Stampede

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Highlighted by junior Stanley Kebenei winning his second race of the young season, No. 5 Arkansas placed second at the Southern Stampede Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. 

Kebenei cruised to the finish line with a time of 23:52.75. Senior Raymond Joseph was not too far behind, crossing at 24:20.86 to place second for the meet. Arkansas would have two more runners in the top-10 in sophomore Cale Wallace who finished with a time of 25:16.65 and freshman Aidan Swain finished with a time of 25:40.62 to place ninth for the meet.

The Razorbacks scored 32 points for the meet, just one point back of the winning team Oklahoma. Arkansas was able to place ahead of No. 6 Tulsa, which scored 58 points.

Junior Brian Tabb was the top finisher for the Tulsa men, running the 8K race in an eighth-place time of 25:38.42. Junior Emmett Cookson followed with a 10th-place 25:43.34, freshman Simon Greiner ran a 24:44.19, sophomore Jake McDonnell ran a 26:01.50, and freshman Dallas Elmore rounded out the TU scoring with a time of 27:13.88.

To round out Arkansas’ squad for the day, sophomore Arch Robertson crossed the finish line at 26:12.09 to finish in 14th place and be the Razorbacks fifth scorer of the meet. Freshman Noah Findlay would cross the line eight seconds later at 26:20.18 to finish in 15th place.