By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sharon Ronoh of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Ronoh was selected based on her performance from Oct. 8 - 14 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent runner of the week selections.
Ronoh, a senior from Timbora, Kenya, Ronoh was dominant at the Wilmington College (Ohio) Fall Classic on Oct. 12. She won the event by 45 seconds with a clocking of 17:11 in the 5K race. In the process, Ronoh shattered the course record, one in which she held from last year. The first-place finish marked the fourth-straight win for Ronoh on the season.
For complete results of the Wilmington College Fall Classic, click here.
For the complete NAIA National Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Darcy Mascotti, Cumberlands (Ky.); Beth Heldmeyer, Siena Heights (Mich.); Jessica Davis, Texas Wesleyan; Talisa Budder, Haskell (Kan.); Brianna Blunt, Tougaloo (Miss.); Alexandra Rudd, Southern Oregon; Britta Patterson, Aquinas (Mich.); Hillary Holt, College of Idaho; Trisha Nelson, Bethel (Ind.); Tayler Godar, Georgetown (Ky.); Emily Sears, Northwest (Wash.); Bay Baker, Sterling (Kan.); Kelsey Klettke, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Cherie Gaines, Indiana Tech; Rhianna Grossman, Carroll (Mont.); Rachael Hart, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Rosemary Loken, Viterbo (Wis.); Katie Lahmann, Indiana East; Mikel Elliott, Concordia (Ore.); Breanna Newton, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); No Nomination, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Mackenzie Patten, Milligan (Tenn.); Kim Miller, Asbury (Ky.); Brittany Aikens, Brenau (Ga.); Nirvana Zalba, Missouri Baptist; Kayla Stricker, William Carey (Miss.); Lauren Kelly, Montreat (N.C.); Courtney Rouse, Illinois Tech; Brittany Young, Dickinson State (N.D.); No Nominatioin, St. Thomas (Fla.); Amanda Buhr, Missouri Valley; Melissa Carder, South Carolina Beaufort; Angel Gaesser, Indiana Wesleyan; Ally Manley, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Ashley Shares, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Brenda Felipe , Rogers State (Okla.); Kelly Thompson, Cal State San Marcos; Kelsea Hendrix, Blue Mountain (Miss.).
2012 NAIA Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week
Week 1 (Sept. 12): Hannah Helker, Oklahoma Baptist
Week 2 (Sept. 19): Sarah Kortze, Concordia (Neb.)
Week 3 (Sept. 25): Hillary Holt, College of Idaho
Week 4 (Oct. 3): Karlee Coffey, Eastern Oregon
Week 5 (Oct. 10): Bianca Kubicki, Madonna (Mich.)
Week 6 (Oct. 17): Sharon Ronoh, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)