SEC Cross Country Athletes of the Week (Oct. 8, 2013)
Men’s Runner of the Week: Kemoy Campbell, Arkansas
• Clocked a second-place individual finish at the Chile Pepper Festival with a time of 22:38.4, finishing second to reigning national champion Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech.
• Helped Arkansas win the team title at the 25th-annual Chile Pepper Festival, defeating No. 27 Villanova and Texas Tech, among other teams. The Razorbacks scored 31 points for the meet, finishing ahead of second-place Villanova by 13 points.
Women’s Runner of the Week: Grace Heymsfield, Arkansas
• Led Arkansas to take eight of the top-10 spots and win the team title at the 25th-annual Chile Pepper Festival.
• Placed first among 115 participants with a time of 16:55.8, which ranks as the second-best women’s 5K time in the SEC so far this season.
• After coming off three perfect team scores, the Razorback women were one point shy of a fourth perfect finish, scoring 16.
• Was an honorable mention selection for USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week on Monday.
Men’s Freshman Runner of the Week: Aidan Swain, Arkansas
• Was the first Arkansas freshman to cross the finish line at the Chile Pepper Festival, clocking a time of 25:49.2.
• Helped Arkansas finish first at the 25th-annual Chile Pepper Festival, defeating such teams as No. 27 Villanova and Texas Tech.
Co-Women’s Freshman Runner of the Week: Sandie Raines, Arkansas
• Finished sixth in the 25th-annual Chile Pepper Festival to round out Arkansas’ scoring lineup of 16 points, just one shy of the team’s fourth perfect score this season.
• Clocked a 5K time of 17:15.7, which is the second-best freshman time in the SEC so far this season.
• Placed sixth in a field of 115 participants.
• Has now scored in all four meets for the Razorbacks during her freshman season.
Co-Women’s Freshman Runner of the Week: Karis Jochen, Texas A&M
• Was the top freshman finisher at the Greater Louisville Classic, running 17:36.02 on the 5K course to finish ninth among a field that included 118 participants.
• The race was just the second for Jochen as an Aggie after placing second at the Rice Invitational a few weeks prior.
• Was the second Texas A&M finisher in the race as the Aggies scored 92 points to tie Kentucky for the team title among Division I schools competing in the meet.