(November 5, 2019) Mena, Arkansas – As the Bucks are making their final preparations for the National Championship this coming weekend in Albuquerque, New Mexico, some post-season news rolled in for Bucks Cross Country. Fresh off their Region 2 Championship, Coach Samantha Shores and freshmen runner, Jordan Foster, were named finalist for three Central Region awards.
Coach Samantha Shores is up for the Central Region Coach of the Year for both of her men's and women's teams. She is in her second season as the Head Buck. In her short stint, she is building a great program that has produced three 1st place finishers in the 2018 & 2019 Region 2 Meets, a 2019 Regional Championship for the men's team, and a 2019 Regional Runner-Up for the women's team.
Freshmen runner, Jordan Foster, is up for Central Region Cross Country Male Athlete of the Year. Foster led in every race for the Bucks this season. His best finish came at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville with a time of 27:18.3 in the 8K race. He also led his team to the 2019 Region 2 Championship and finished as the top runner in the region.
The ballot was sent out to all of the NJCAA Central Region Coaches by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday. The winners will be announced at the conclusion of the 2019 NJCAA Division I Cross Country National Championships this Saturday, November 9th.