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CROSS COUNTRY

UA releases cross country schedule

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas men's and women's cross country teams will open and close their seasons in Baton Rouge, but they will miss out on the Chile Pepper.

The Razorbacks have their first meet on Sept. 19 at the SEC Preview in Baton Rouge, and cap the season on Oct. 30 at the SEC Championships hosted by LSU.

Both teams will run Oct. 17 at the Arturo Barrios Invitational, hosted by Texas A&M. The Razorbacks defending SEC and NCAA championship women's team also will run Oct. 3 in the Gabs Creek Classic, hosted by Missouri.

But the Razorebacks won't get to host the Chile Pepper Festival.

The men and women have competed in the Chile Pepper since its inception in 1989, but this year's event will be comprised of only high school teams from four Northwest Arkansas counties. The Chile Pepper is held annually on the Razorbacks' home course in Fayetteville.

– Bob Holt

VOLLEYBALL

Central Arkansas drops two

The University of Central Arkansas lost 25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 18-16 to Texas State and 25-12 25-15, 21-25, 25-17 to Stephen F. Austin on Friday in Nacogdoches, Texas.

In the loss to Texas State, Amanda Beaton led the Bears (0-2) with 24 kills while Lexi Miller had 19. Bailey Waddington had 51 assists and Emily Doss had 21 digs.

In the loss to Stephen F. Austin, Beaton had 10 kills, Waddington had 33 assists and Alexis Stumbough had 11 digs.

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