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UA women win, men second at NCAA regional

Posted: November 9, 2012 at 5:43 p.m.

NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE -- Arkansas junior Solomon Haile (194) nears the finish Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, during the NCAA South Central Regional meet at the UA's Agri Park in Fayetteville.

— The Arkansas women's cross country team won the NCAA South Central Regional on Friday.

The Razorbacks finished with an average time of 21 minutes, 12.2 seconds - 4.4 seconds ahead of second-place Texas. With the win, Arkansas qualified for the NCAA championships next weekend in Louisville, Ky.

Semehar Tesfaye and Grace Heymsfield finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 6,000-meter race at Agri Park in Fayetteville. Texas had the top two finishers in the event, led by Marielle Hall with a time of 20 minutes, 30.7 seconds.

Arkansas' men also qualified for the NCAA championships by finishing second Friday, an average of 9.2 seconds behind first-place Texas in the 10,000-meter race. Kemoy Campbell finished third in the race for the Razorbacks, while Solomon Haile finished fifth. Texas A&M's Henry Lelei won the event with a time of 29 minutes, 36.5 seconds.

The Razorbacks' men won the SEC cross country championship two weeks ago, while the women finished second.

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