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 Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., the league announced Tuesday afternoon. Aubert has claimed the honor after each of her last three races and four times overall this season.
For the second race in a row, Aubert recorded a personal-best time, finishing in 12th place out of 469 runners at the Chile Pepper Festival with a time of 17:18.39. She out-paced the 17:42:24 that she registered Oct. 2 at the Greater Louisville Classic, her previous personal best. Aubert has led the Red Wolves in all five runs this season.
"What can you say about an athlete that keeps getting better and better each week," said ASU head coach Lon Badeaux. "She is definitely deserving after putting in an outstanding performance against a national-caliber field last week, and we are very proud of her."
Aubert and the Red Wolves will return to action when the Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championships get underway Oct. 30 in Bowling Green, Ky.