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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Alabama State wins 2014 Women's Title

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 10/27/2014
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CLINTON, Miss. – The Alabama State University women’s cross country team earned its fourth straight Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Monday at Choctaw Trails.  The Hornets took the top six positions in the race with Artrailia Lesane (Fayetteville, N.C.) winning her first SWAC title.  Lesane finished in 17:49.20 with an average mile time of 5:44.2.  ASU’s average team time of 18:27.96 was over two minutes faster than the second place finisher.

Head Coach Ritchie Beene was named SWAC Coach of the Year.

Along with Lesane, the Hornets other scorers made of up the SWAC First-Team All-Conference.  Paige Rankine (McDonough, Ga.), Shantia Wilson (McDonough, Ga.), Tatiana Etienne (Lake Worth, Fla.), and Santina Williams (Hartford, Conn.) finished in positions 2-5 to garner first team honors. 

Second-Team All-SWAC included ASU’s Kimberly Wedderburn (Miami, Fla.), Mississippi Valley State University’s Deja Davis (Aurora, Ohio), Southern University’s Ebonique Diaz (Las Vegas, Nevada), Prairie View A&M’s University’s Martha Bustamante (Cameron, Texas), and Dynasty Williams (Baker, La.) from Alcorn State University.

In the team competition, Prairie View placed second with a score of 96, and Texas Southern finished third with 113 points.

Women's Awards

Athlete of the Year: Artrailia Lesane - Alabama State

Coach of the Year: Ritchie Beane - Alabama State

2014 All-SWAC Women's Cross Country - First Team

Name Team
Artrailia LeSane Alabama State
Paige Rankin Alabama State
Shantia Wilson Alabama State
Tatiana Etienne Alabama State
Santina Williams Alabama State

 

2014 All-SWAC Women's Cross Country - Second Team

Name Team
Kimberly Wedderburn Alabama State 
Deja Davis Mississippi Valley
Ebonique Diaz Southern
Martha Bustamante Prairie View A&M
Dynasty Williams Alcorn State

 

 

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