KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hannah Fields of Oklahoma Baptist has been named the NAIA Women's Cross Country National Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Fields was chosen for her performance during the week of Sept. 22-28 and was selected out of a pool of conference and independent award winners.
This is the second such award this season for Fields.
Fields, a senior from Edmond, Okla., clocked a 17:27 to take first-place overall at the NCAA Division I Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree on Sept. 27. In the small university division, Fields defeated 160 other runners. Overall, she took second place when comparing her time to NCAA Division I competitors from the likes of Oklahoma State, Creighton and Belmont.
The fifth Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week will be revealed Oct. 8.
For the complete player of the week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Kristen Garwood, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Kaitlyn Winter, Missouri Baptist; Hannah Rhodes, Tennessee Wesleyan; Kyah Eglitis, Truett-McConnell (Ga.); Sarah Ray, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Ali Hochstetler, Goshen (Ind.); Marissa DeWispelare, Doane (Neb.); Kayla Byl, Dordt (Iowa); Orenthia Bennett, Southern-New Orleans (La.); Sarah niemeier, Missouri Valley; Rachel Loecker, Peru State (Neb.); Savana Cross, McPherson (Kan.); Amy Jystad, Saint Mary (Kan.); Hannah Holmes, Tabor (Kan.); Chelsea Fullerton, Ottawa (Kan.); Katie Guarnaccia, Point Park (Pa.); Emily Weber, College of Saint Mary (Neb.); Torri Holder, College of the Ozarks (Mo.); Kelsey Carbajo, Grand View (Iowa); Addison Kepner, William Penn (Iowa); Dominique Guinnane, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Josh Petersen, Viterbo (Wis.); Meredith Jones, Viterbo (Wis.); Liz Mosbach, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Monica Madavi, Valley City State (N.D.); Vanessa Garcia, Texas at Brownsville; Maria Aguayo, Texas Wesleyan; Sarah Jerotich, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Utami Ketchem, Brenau (Ga.); Haley Milsark, Loyola (La.); Allison Denetchee, William Carey (Miss.); Mackenzie Wren, Mobile (Ala.); HollyAnn Goble, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Jessy Scarpone, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Lauren Dunleavy, Ave Maria (Fla.); Alex Orr, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Joyce Miller, USC Beaufort (S.C.); Julie Oosterhouse, Cornerstone (Mich.).
2014 Women's Cross Country Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (September 10): Alex Berends, Taylor (Ind.)
Week 2 (September 17): Hannah Fields, Oklahoma Baptist
Week 3 (September 24): Karis Frankian, The Master's (Calif.)
Week 4 (October 1): Hannah Fields, Oklahoma Baptist