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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Alabama State wins 2015 Women's Cross Country Title

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 10/24/2015
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CLINTON, Miss. – The Alabama State University women’s cross country team won its fifth-straight Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Saturday at Choctaw Trails.  The Hornets were led by Paige Rankine, who earned the top spot with a time of 18:09.85. Alabama State scored 15 points and saw eight Hornet runners finish in the top 10.

Rankine's efforts earned her the 2015 SWAC Women's Runner of the Year honor.

Alabama State Head Coach Ritchie Beene was named SWAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year.

Along with Rankine, Alabama State's Artrailia LeSane, Shantia Wilson, Tatiana Etienne and Santina Williams finished second through fifth to earn first-team All-SWAC honors.

Second-Team All-SWAC consisted of Alabama State's Shakalia Williams, Texas Southern's Mariah Stewart, Alabama State's Brandee Ebert and Sad Lavallias, and Prairie View A&M's Constance Jacob.

In the team competition, Prairie View A&M placed second with a score of 85, and Texas Southern finished third with 119 points.

Women's Awards

Athlete of the Year: Paige Rankine - Alabama State

Coach of the Year: Ritchie Beene - Alabama State

2015 All-SWAC Women's Cross Country - First Team

Name Team
Paige Rankine Alabama State
Artrailia Lesane Alabama State
Shantia Wilson Alabama State
Tatiana Etienne Alabama State
Santina Williams Alabama State


2015 All-SWAC Women's Cross Country - Second Team

Name Team
Shakalia Williams Alabama State 
Mariah Stewart Texas Southern
Brandee Ebert Alabama State
Sade Lavallias Alabama State
Constance Jacob Prairie View A&M




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