Dual competitions: Harding Cross Country races against Arkansas Tech

From Harding University

In a rarity in collegiate cross country, Harding's teams will compete in two dual races Friday against Arkansas Tech's teams.

Harding's women will take on Tech's women in a two-mile race beginning at 4 p.m., with the men's four-mile race to follow at 4:45 p.m.

The races will be scored. The number of runners scored will be based on whichever team has the fewest runners. For example, if Harding runs eight competitors and Arkansas Tech runs seven, the top seven runners on each team will be scored.

"I'm not sure how many races like this are being run around the country," Harding head coach Steve Guymon said. "But this should be really fun for our athletes to race in a format like this."