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NAIA Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week - No. 7


KANSAS CITY, MO. – Emily Kearney of SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Kearney was selected for her performance from Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 and was selected out of a pool of conference/association of independent institutions award winners.

NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Emily Kearney, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
JR, Wirral, UK

• Kearney finished sixth place out of 412 runners in the Royals Invitational
• The junior ran a time of 17:11
• Kearney led the SCAD Atlanta Women's Cross Country team to the fastest team time in the nation so far this year and an overall third place finish for the team

For the complete runner of the week calendar, click here.

Nominees: Whitneigh Drown, William Woods (Mo.) ; Lydia Wilson, Montreat (N.C.) ; Cass Brownell, Northwest Christian (Ore.) ; Ariana Toland, Southern Oregon ; Karalynn Brock, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Kaila Konecki, Governors State (Ill.) ; MaKenzie McKirgan, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) ; Mindy Kaufman, Montana Western ; Rebecca Styner, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) ; Corinne Hamilton, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) ; Maliya Vaughan, Xavier (La.) ; Brianna Alexander, Philander Smith (Ark.) ; Hydeia Barney, Dillard (La.) ; Latisha Rudolph, Tougaloo (Miss.) ; Anytcy Martin, Grand View (Iowa) ; Tavia Hart, Haskell (Kan.) ; Penny Fenn, Avila (Mo.) ; Liz Scarlato, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Marissa Smith, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Lauren Herzog, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Lucy Williams, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Aly Turrentine, Ohio Christian ; Ashley Toschlog, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Brittany Sloan, IU Kokomo (Ind.) ; Melissa Gonzalez, Texas Wesleyan ; Ariel Jones, William Carey (Miss.) ; Elle Hamilton, Blue Mountain (Miss.) ; Kay Vradenburgh, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Sasha Solano-McDaniel, Loyola (La.) ; Sarah Bomkamp, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Natasha Menifee, Webber International (Fla.) ; Victoria Hebda, Michigan-Dearborn ; Sheila Samoei, Lourdes (Ohio) ; Hannah Adler, Aquinas (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.) 

Week 3 (September 19): Lydia Wilson, Montreat (N.C.) 

Week 4 (September 26): Alexis Miller, Aquinas (Mich.) 

Week 5 (October 03): Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.) 

Week 6 (October 10): Lydia Mato, Oklahoma City 

Week 7 (October 17): Emily Kearney, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship
Sports Rules - Cross Country (W)
Official Merchandise-CrossCountry