JONESBORO, Ark. (11/2/10) — On the heels of their highest-ever finish at the Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championships, the Arkansas State women's cross country team entered the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll ranked at No. 13 in the South Central Region.
The Red Wolves finished in third place at the Sun Belt Championships Oct. 30 in Bowling Green, Ky., placing three runners among the race's top 16 finishers. Freshman Kristina Aubert led the Red Wolves with a fourth place individual finish and was named Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and to the All-Conference team at the race's conclusion. Senior Dawn L'Heureux finished 14th, junior Chelsea Weaver placed 16th, junior Sydney Foreman finished 28th and sophomore Sam Salinas finished 32nd in the 77-runner field.
"We are very happy to get the recognition after our performance at the conference meet," said ASU head coach Lon Badeaux. "It's been one of our goals all year to break into the regional rankings, and I definitely believe we belong there. We feel like we can move up a couple spots at the regional meet in Waco."
The Red Wolves will now advance to the South Central Regional, which will be run Nov. 13 in Waco, Texas and hosted by Baylor University.