Competing in her first collegiate race, Arkansas freshman Sydney Thorvaldson placed fourth in the mile run at the Arkansas Invitational on Friday in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The 2021 national Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year from Rawlins, finished with a time of 4 minutes, 52.79 seconds. Oklahoma State's Heidi Demeo won the event in 4:45.16.
Thorvaldson was a four-time state cross country champion for the Outlaws and set a meet record in the mile at the Virginia Showcase last January when she posted a career-best time of 4:43.90.
Arkansas is scheduled to compete at the Red Raider Open this coming Friday in Lubbock, Texas.