Tagged: chris bucknam

National Title Triggers Incentive Bonus for Razorbacks' Bucknam

by Chris Bahn 3/15/2013 6:36 pm

University of Arkansas track coach Chris Bucknam picked up his first national title over the weekend as the Razorbacks won the NCAA Indoor meet. He also triggered an incentive bonus clause in his letter of agreement with the UA.

Razorbacks Win SEC Outdoor Championship, Complete 13th Triple Crown

by UA Media Relations 5/14/2012 8:28 am

Behind eight event titles and 196 points, the sixth-ranked University of Arkansas men’s track and field team won the 2012 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships Sunday evening in Baton Rouge, La. Coupled with their victories at the cross country and indoor meets earlier this season, the Razorbacks completed the 13th SEC triple crown in program history. Sunday’s win marked the 17th SEC outdoor team crown in program history.

Q&A With Arkansas AD Jeff Long: Razorbacks Have 'Just Scratched The Surface' Of Success

by Chris Bahn 3/23/2012 1:15 pm

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long was recently named as a finalist for SportsBusiness Journal’s athletic director of the year. I recently chatted with Long about the recognition, what has happened since he took over in December 2007 and where he sees the program going over the next five years.

Arkansas Indoor Track Team Takes SEC Title (Again)

by 2/27/2012 1:33 pm

The top-ranked University of Arkansas men's track and field team won the 2012 Southeastern Conference title Sunday afternoon in Lexington, Ky. On the final day of competition, the Razorbacks collected four SEC event titles and finished the weekend with 151 points.

Razorbacks' Nixon Sets World Junior Record In Heptathlon

by UA Media Relations 1/29/2012 9:41 am

Arkansas capped its weekend at the Razorback Invitational with a world junior record in the heptathlon by Gunnar Nixon. Competing in his first collegiate multi-event, the Razorback freshman scored 6,022 points to surpass the previous mark of 5,953 points set by Michael Kohnle of West Germany in 1989. Overall, the Razorbacks finished the weekend with three NCAA automatic-qualifying marks.

Razorbacks Climb To No. 1 In Indoor Track Rankings

by Chris Bahn 1/24/2012 3:06 pm

Arkansas is No. 1 in another sport. Currently the Razorbacks sit atop the indoor track Top 25. They're one of three SEC teams ranked in the Top 3 and Arkansas is No. 1 for the first time since Feb. 11, 2009.

Razorbacks' Bucknam, Fernandez Named Coach, Runner Of Year In SEC

by UA Media Relations 11/4/2011 1:58 pm

The No. 15 University of Arkansas men’s cross country team have picked up a pair of year-end Southeastern Conference awards. Head coach Chris Bucknam was voted the 2011 SEC Men’s Coach of the Year while junior Eric Fernandez was named the SEC Runner of the Year. League honors were released Friday.

Fernandez Wins SEC Title, Leads Razorbacks To Team Championship

by UA Media Relations 10/31/2011 2:55 pm

For the 19th time in program history and for the second straight year, the University of Arkansas men’s cross country team captured the Southeastern Conference Cross Country team title with a first-place run Monday morning at the Lambert Acres Golf Club in Maryville, Tenn. The Razorbacks were paced by SEC champion Eric Fernandez, the 11th individual title for Arkansas since joining the conference.

Arkansas Set To Unveil Facilities Master Plan, Some Ideas Of What Might Be Included

by Chris Bahn 10/17/2011 6:30 pm

An official groundbreaking for the Arkansas football operations center will be held next month. Fundraising is nearing completion for that project. And that’s just the beginning for what the athletic department has planned. Tuesday Athletic Director Jeff Long will unveil an official “Master Plan” for facilities that figures to take years (decades?) and millions of dollars to complete. What could we see on Tuesday? Here are a few informed guesses (based on conversations with Long, athletic department employees, donors and others over the last few years):

Arkansas Men, Women Begin NCAA Track Meet Today

by Chris Bahn 6/8/2011 11:08 am

No. 7 Arkansas closes out its season this week at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships. The national meet begins today at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa and the Razorbacks begins have teams competing in the decathlon and semifinals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase and 4x100-meter relay. Arkansas’ women enter the meet ranked No. 4. They begin today competing in the semifinal heats in the 400 meters, 800 meters and 400-meter hurdles.

Razorbacks' Ulrey, Sutej Earn SEC Honors, Bucknam Named Leauge's Top Coach

by SEC Media Relations 5/24/2011 2:18 pm

Arkansas’ Tina Sutej was named Women’s Field Event Athlete of the Year. Coach of the Year honors went to Chris Bucknam and runner Dorian Ulrey was recognized as with the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy, the high point scorer at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

Razorback Men Win SEC Outdoor Track Title

by UA Media Relations 5/16/2011 8:15 am

With the help of three event titles Sunday, the No. 11 University of Arkansas men's track and field team won the 2011 SEC Outdoor Championships team title at the Spec Towns Track in Athens, Ga. The Razorbacks finished the four-day conference meet with 157.50 points to secure the 16th SEC outdoor title in program history and 25th overall conference crown, dating back to Arkansas' days in the Southwest Conference. The team win is the Razorbacks' first since 2009, and second under head coach Chris Bucknam.

Razorbacks' Jeff Long Provides Insight Into How He'll Handle Replacing Pelphrey

by Chris Bahn 3/13/2011 8:38 pm

Arkansas is in the market for a basketball coach after parting ways with John Pelphrey on Sunday. Athletic Director Jeff Long shed some light on how he plans to handle the hiring process during a press conference with reporters. Below we touch on a five things we learned:

Razorback Men and Women Finish Second at SEC Indoor Track Championship

by The Associated Press 2/27/2011 9:39 pm

Top-ranked Florida won its first SEC Indoor Track and Field title since 2004, outlasting No. 5 Arkansas on Sunday at the Randal Tyson Track Center. The Gators won the title for the first time since 2004 and ended a six-year winning streak by the Razorbacks at the SEC Indoors. Florida had 148 points while Arkansas had 136.50.

Arkansas Hosts Men's, Women's SEC Indoor Track Championships

by UA Media Relations 2/24/2011 9:21 am

For the sixth time in program history, the University of Arkansas will host the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, held Feb. 25-27 at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. Competition begins Friday at 1:30 p.m. (CT) with the start of the heptathlon, featuring Razorbacks Kevin Lazas and Terry Prentice.

Arkansas Men's Cross Country Team Takes 10th Place Nationally

by UA Media Relations 11/22/2010 3:47 pm

Behind two All-American performances, the University of Arkansas men’s cross country team ran to a 10th-place finish Monday at the 2010 NCAA Championships at Terre Haute, Ind. Dorian Ulrey and Solomon Haile paced the Razorbacks to their first top-10 national performance since the 2006 season.

Razorback Cross Country

by Tre Baker 11/2/2010 8:53 am

UA's Chris Bucknam gets first SEC cross country title.

Razorbacks Win SEC Cross Country Title

by UA Media Relations 11/1/2010 2:57 pm

For the 18th time in program history, the University of Arkansas captured the Southeastern Conference men’s cross country championship Monday morning in Columbia, S.C. Paced by five top-10 individual finishes, the 10th-ranked Razorbacks totaled 34 points to come away with the team title. Senior Dorian Ulrey led the way for Arkansas with a third-place individual finish. The win also marks the first SEC cross country title for head coach Chris Bucknam.