KANSAS CITY, MO. – Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Shields was selected for his performance from Sept. 3 – Sept. 9 and was selected out of a pool of conference/association of independent institutions award winners.
NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.)
SR, Torrington, Conn.
• Shields finished first place at the Tommy Evans Invitational, running a 17:33
• Shields took first out of 104 runners
• The Senior ran first out of other teams in attendance such as Akron, Kent State, Youngstown State, Cleveland State, Malone
For the complete runner of the week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Whitneigh Drown, William Woods (Mo.) ; Rachel Franklin, Park (Mo.) ; Alex Nagle, Lyon (Ark.) ; Rachel Gallison, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Gabreille Mardis, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Karina Martinez, UC Merced ; Molly Vitale-Sullivan, College of Idaho ; Megam DeWeerd, Trinity Christian (Ill.) ; Laisha Corona, St. Francis (Ill.) ; Grace Maletich, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Sarah Harden, Taylor (Ind.) ; Emma Jankowski, Bethel (Ind.) ; Samantha Mundel, Carroll (Mont.) ; Mindy Kaufman, Montana Western ; Rachel David, Montana State-Northern ; Mei-Li Stevens, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) ; Heidi Hennings, Hastings (Neb.) ; Annecheina Knevelbaard, Dordt (Iowa) ; Allison Foster, Jamestown (N.D.) ; Sarah White, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Lisa Sauter, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Vanessa Cortes, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Christa Titus, Friends (Kan.) ; Mia Rodriquez, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Marissa Kuik, Waldorf (Iowa) ; Grace Miller, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Jacia Christiansen, Dakota State (S.D.) ; Annie Trejo, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Alyssa Turrentine, Ohio Christian ; Jaelynn Parks, WVU Tech ; Lydia Mato, Oklahoma City ; Allika Pearson, John Brown (Ark.) ; Shayna Glover, Oklahoma Panhandle State ; Kay Vradenburgh, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Madelyn Wells, Mobile (Ala.) ; Laura Cocoma, Middle Georgia State ; Mary Goetz, Ave Maria (Fla.) ; Christina Murphy, Madonna (Mich.) ; Alexis Miller, Aquinas (Mich.) ; Valerie Richter, Cornerstone (Mich.)
2018-19 Women's Cross Country Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (September 05): Ashley Plumb, St. Ambrose (Iowa)
Week 2 (September 12): Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.)