BIRMINGHAM – Texas A&M junior Karis Jochen shared the SEC women’s Runner of the Week honor following her victory over 5,000 meters at the Crimson Classic hosted by Alabama last weekend. Also named SEC Runner of the Week was Dominique Scott of Arkansas. 

Jochen posted a time of 16:46.23 in leading the Aggie women to a fifth-place team finish in the Crimson Classic as she claimed the individual title by less than a second over Oklahoma State’s Natalie Baker (16:46.95) with Katelyn Greenleaf of Alabama (16:47.71) third. This is the second SEC Runner of the Week honor for Jochen this season.

Scott, the defending SEC cross country champion, placed third in the Wisconsin Invitational as she led the Razorbacks to a runner-up team finish to No. 1 New Mexico. She posted a time of 19:32.5 on the 6,000-meter course to record the best time in the SEC over that distance this season.

In the South Central region rankings the Aggies moved up one position in each gender. The A&M men are now No.3 while the women are No. 4.

Texas A&M plays host to the SEC Championships on the Dale Watts Cross Country course on Friday, October 30 with the women’s race at 10 a.m.followed by the men’s race at 11 a.m.


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