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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Mississippi Valley State Takes Cross Country Crown

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 10/23/2017
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CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippi Valley State claimed the Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Cross Country Championship on Monday, finishing with 58 points.  The title is the first in Devilettes program history. 

Six-time defending champion Alabama State finished the team portion of the event in second place with 64 points. Grambling State finished in third with 69 points. Prairie View A&M (86), Jackson State (120), Alcorn State (142), Texas Southern (157) and Arkansas Pine Bluff (157) rounded out the standings.

Scholasticah Kemei was named the Women’s Runner of the Year, winning the women’s individual title with a time of 18:30.83.  Arion Span of Alabama State finished in second place and Halima Chepkwony of Grambling State rounded out the top there finishers.

Fermon Tate of Mississippi Valley State was named the SWAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year. 

The All-Conference team was also announced.  The first and second teams are below.

First Team All-Conference
Scholasticah Kemei (Mississippi Valley State)
Arion Span (Alabama State)
Halima Chepkwony (Grambling State)
Naomi Kiprop (Grambling State)
Alice Kimutai (Mississippi Valley State)

Second Team All-Conference
Sade Lavallias (Alabama State)
Angelica Jacobs (Alcorn State)
Derica Pitters (Mississippi Valley State)
Autezia Sellers (Mississipi Valley State)
Priscilla Kibet (Grambling State)

2017 SWAC Women's Runner of the Year
Scholasticah Kemei (Mississippi Valley State) 

2017 SWAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year
Fermon Tate (Mississippi Valley State)