By Nikki Sherrill, Communications & Sports Information Intern
Photo provided by Rich Tortorelli
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Aminat Olowora has been named the NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Olowora was selected for her performance on Sept. 24 and was selected out of a pool of Conference/Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
NAIA Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Aminat Olowora, Oklahoma City
Jr., Lagos, Nigeria
- Finished with the fastest time at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree, running the 5-kilometer course in a time of 17:47.8.
- Won the women's college division by 35.8 seconds and finished 11.4 seconds ahead of the university division winner.
- Olowora's mark helped her Stars team to a third place finish out of 20 teams at the Jamboree. They will next run in the Chile Pepper Festival on Oct. 1 in Fayetteville, Ark.
For the complete runner of the week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Janki Patel, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.); Mary Beth Bailey, Park (Mo.); Hannah Segrave, Milligan (Tenn.); Ivie Nobles, Truett-McConnell (Ga.); Emma Weissbeck, Purdue Northwest (Ind.); Sarah Ray, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Catherine Crosson, St. Francis (Ill.); Harley Sutton, Calumet (Ind.); Emma Mitchell, Grace (Ind.); Mindy Kaufman, Montana Western; Baylee Green, Great Falls (Mont.); Cassidy Rude, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Marissa DeWispelare, Doane (Neb.); Heidi Hennings, Hastings (Neb.); Tiffany Shepherd, Morningside (Iowa); Guadalupe Gonzalez, William Penn (Iowa); Kami Tabor, Graceland (Iowa); Kaitlyn Tennant, Peru State (Neb.); Justine Vogele, Southwestern (Kan.); Lauren Wankum, McPherson (Kan.); Jordan Calderwood, Ottawa (Kan.); Alisn Stevens, Saint Mary (Kan.); Katelyn Fatten, Bethel (Kan.); Nikki Coffey, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Amanda Wolff, Dickinson State (N.D.); Marissa Kuik, Waldorf (Iowa); Jazmine Garcia, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Lucy Williams, Rio Grande (Ohio); Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.); Brittany Sloan, IU Kokomo; Janika Hutton, Carlow (Pa.); Nikki Aleshire, WVU Tech; McKenna Phipps, Asbury (Ky.); Maria Galarza, Texas Wesleyan; Destiny Garza, SAGU (Texas); LaDonna Bonner, Mobile (Ala.); Susana Gutierrez, St. Thomas (Fla.); Caroline Cook, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Josefine Malmborg, Keiser (Fla.); Kalyn Buteyn, Warner (Fla.); Cathy Coryell, Cornerstone (Mich.); Ashley Russo, Siena Heights (Mich.)
2016 Women's Cross Country National Runners of the Week:
Week 1 (September 07): Marissa DeWispelare, Doane (Neb.)
Week 2 (September 14): Lyndee Dawson, Biola (Calif.)
Week 3 (September 21): Sierra Brown, Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Week 4 (September 28): Aminat Olowora, Oklahoma City