By Katie Green, Manager of Athletics Communications and Media
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Anna Shields of 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 her performance from Sept. 18-24 and was selected out of a pool of conference/association of independent institutions award winners.
NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.)
JR, Torrington, Conn.
- Ran a 6K with a time of 21:12
- Finished 1st out of 230 runners at the Lock Haven University Open
- Meet was comprised of runners from NCAA Division I & II
- Time beat the rest of the field by 29 seconds
Nominees: Mary Beth Daniels, Park (Mo.); Jj Robinson, Milligan (Tenn.); Ashley Plumb, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Alexa Beezhold, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Grace Dwyer , Calumet (Ind.); Mindy Kaufman, Montana Western; Corinne Hamilton, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Audrey Brooks, Dordt (Iowa); Katie Bosch, Northwestern (Iowa); Erin Krohn, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Guadalupe Gonzalez, William Penn (Iowa); Lisa Sauter, Central Methodist (Mo.); McKenna Johnson, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Kami Tabor, Graceland (Iowa) ; Alex Kenney, Peru State (Neb.) ; Chantel Yazzie, Haskell (Kan.); Jennifer Meysing, Bethel (Kan.); Mia Cornette, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Grace Miller, Valley City State (N.D.); Lisa Townsend, Dickinson State (N.D.); Charley Buddenhagen, Waldorf (Iowa); Jazmine Garcia, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Lucy Williams, Rio Grande (Ohio); Amanda Espy, Carlow (Pa.); Alexas Vargas, St. Gregory's (Okla.); Rachel Jarriel, Brewton-Parker (Ga.); Billie Shelton, Mobile (Ala.); Josefine Malmborg, Keiser (Fla.); Sarah Bomkamp, St. Thomas (Fla.); Michaela Elmer, Ave Maria (Fla.); Kelli Smith, Cornerstone (Mich.)
2017-18 Women's Cross Country Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (September 06): Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.)
Week 2 (September 13): Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.)
Week 3 (September 20): Ellie Willging, Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Week 4 (September 27): Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.)