- 471 All-Americans
- 22 NCAA Event Titles
- 31-Time SEC Coach of the Year
- USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame
- 2015 National Indoor Championship
- 2016 National Outdoor Championship
- 22 NCAA Regional Championships
- 32 SEC Titles
- 3-straight SEC Triple Crown
The most successful coach in University of Arkansas and Southeastern Conference women’s cross country and track and field history, Lance Harter is in his 28th year at the helm of the Razorbacks program.
Harter was inducted into the USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame on December 15, 2014, at the organization’s convention in Phoenix. He is also a member of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor, Mt. SAC Relays hall of Fame and Cal Poly Hall of Fame.
During his tenure, his cross country and track & field squads have been incredibly consistent. His programs have won every conference title since the 2014 SEC Outdoor Championship, winning 10 straight titles, and becoming the first program since LSU in 1987-91 to four-peat at the outdoor championships in the 2017.
Harter cemented his place in Razorback history in 2015 by winning the NCAA Indoor National Title, the first ever title by a women’s program at the University of Arkansas, and repeated in 2016 when his outdoor team won the NCAA title. With two national titles, he remains the only coach of a women’s program to win a title. The 2015 indoor season marked another first for the Razorback women when the program received its first-ever No. 1 Ranking when the USTFCCCA released the Feb. 16 national poll.
His track program returned to prominence in 2016, as the Razorback women posted their second-highest NCAA finish, earning silver by just a three-point margin at the 2016 Indoors.
Overall, Harter has guided Arkansas to 29 top-10 NCAA finishes (10 cross country, 12 indoor track and seven outdoor) in his tenure including 16 top-five performances. Through the 2015 outdoor season, the Razorbacks have finished third or better in 78 percent (56 of 72) of SEC Championship meets under his watch. Arkansas has never finished lower than third at an SEC cross country meet.
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