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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Cross Country Athletes of the Week: September 27

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 09/27/2016
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Prairie View A&M's Aaron Austin and Jovana Espinoza took home Southwestern Athletic Conference runner of the week honors after their performances in competition from Sept. 23-24.

Men’s Runner of the Week – Austin
Texas Southern
Jr. | Cypress, Texas

Austin was the leading finisher among SWAC men's runners, posting a time of 26:48.9 in the 8K run at the Texas A&M Invitational. It marked the second-straight week where the junior was the conference's top finisher in competition hosted by a Power 5 school, as he beat out runners from Houston and LSU along the way.

Women’s Runner of the Week – Espinoza
Prairie View A&M

Espinoza led all SWAC runners in the Texas A&M Invitational's women's 6K, posting a time of 24:51.3. Espinoza is the second-straight Lady Panther to pick up runner of the week honors, and her time was good enough to best runners from Baylor, Texas A&M and Houston during the meet.


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