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2015 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week – No. 3

September 23, 2015
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By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kellian Hunt (pictured far left) of Biola (Calif.) has been named the NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Hunt was selected out of a pool of conference/Association of Independent Institutions award winners.

NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Kellian Hunt, Biola (Calif.)
Sr., Whittier, Calif.

  • led No. 6 Biola to a third-place finish, out of 20 teams, at The Master’s College Mustang Challenge. The Eagles placed higher than any other non-NCAA Division I team.
  • Finished fourth individually in the 225 athlete race with a 5k time of 17:31.
  • Her time is a new season-best time.
  • This is her first career Runner of the Week award.

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

Nominees: Kristen Garwood, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) ; Kaitlyn Wingate, Missouri Baptist ; Sarah Pollmann, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.) ; Addy Swaim, Williams Baptist (Ark.) ; Robbiccaa Williams, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Becky Guadiana, Point (Ga.) ; Stephanie Faught, Columbia (S.C.) ; Miranda Almeida, Soka (Calif.) ; Alyssa Harmon, Northwest Christian (Ore.) ; Lexi Mitzel, Corban (Ore.) ; Welch Amanda, Eastern Oregon ; Sarah Ray, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Ellie Willging, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Alena Pacheco, Roosevelt (Ill.) ; Jane Hawks, Taylor (Ind.) ; Annie Winkler, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) ; Caitlin Clark, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Leah Esposito, Carroll (Mont.) ; Keisha Stensby, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) ; Rachel Cundy, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) ; Janelle Bethea, Hastings (Neb.) ; Gabi Jenkins, Nebraska Wesleyan ; Brianna Pace, Xavier (La.) ; Halley Dean, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Emily Nealley, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Guadalupe Gonzalez, William Penn (Iowa) ; Lindsey Meng, Saint Mary (Kan.) ; Brooke Zimmerman, Friends (Kan.) ; Lindsey Meng, Saint Mary (Kan.) ; Katie Guarnaccia, Point Park (Pa.) ; Lucy Williams, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Ivy Aleshire, WVU Tech ; Teresa Huelseman, Indiana East ; Nikki Coffey, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Jaichelle Thomas, Life (Ga.) ; Claudia Tepox, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Kristen Just, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Sarah Biehl, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Maureen McGaha, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Sarah Gibson, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Iryine Chelangat, Wiley (Texas) ; Leah Gaytan, Texas Wesleyan ; Jackline Jemeli, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Emily Poole, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Megan Fitzgerald, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Kaley Schmick, Warner (Fla.) ; Michaela Elmer, Ave Maria (Fla.) ; Marissa Bradley, Lawrence Tech (MI) ; Melissa Winchester, Aquinas (Mich.) ; Kaylyn Weisenburger, Lourdes (Ohio) ; Kerigan Riley, Indiana Tech

2015-16 Women's Cross Country Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (Sept. 9): Rachel Cundy, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
Week 2 (Sept. 16): Alex Berends, Taylor (Ind.)
Week 3 (Sept. 23): Kellian Hunt, Biola (Calif.)