Jonesboro (ASU) — Arkansas State freshman Kristina Aubert (Crystal Lake, Ill.) has been named the Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Female Runner of the Week following her performance at last week's Greater Louisville Classic, the league announced Tuesday afternoon. The award marks the second consecutive week that Aubert has claimed the honor and the third time this season.
For the fourth time in as many meets this season, Aubert led the Arkansas State women's cross country team with a 27th place finish Oct. 2 at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic at Tom Sawyer Park. Aubert posted her best time of the season, finishing the race in 17:42:24 to pace the Red Wolves.
"We are very happy for Kristina being named the Sun Belt Conference runner of the week for the third time this season," said ASU head coach Lon Badeaux. "She ran against a very strong field last week in Louisville and recorded a personal-best time on a slower course than she ran on the week before."
In her first two collegiate races, Aubert won the Arkansas Tech Twilight Run Sept. 3 in Russellville, then won the UALR Invitational Sept. 10. She was also named the league's runner of the week after her performance at UALR. She was named Sun Belt Conference runner of the week last week after finishing 10th at the Memphis Twilight Classic Sept. 25.
The Red Wolves will return to action Oct. 16 when ASU travels to Fayetteville, Ark to run in the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival at the University of Arkansas.