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New track coach making own mark at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Less than a year after taking over Arkansas' storied track and field program, Chris Bucknam hopes to win his first national title for the Razorbacks when they host the NCAA championships.

Bucknam follows John McDonnell, who retired after leading the Hogs to 40 national championships in track and field and cross country. Although he admits there's plenty of pressure, Bucknam is doing his best not to dwell on the big expectations.

The Arkansas men are ranked fourth nationally entering this week's meet, which starts Wednesday.

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