2016 NAIA Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week ? No. 2

2016 NAIA Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week ? No. 2

By Nikki Sherrill, Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lyndee Dawson of Biola (Calif.) has been named the NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Dawson was selected for her performance on Sept. 10 and was selected out of a pool of Conference/Association of Independent Institutions award winners. 


NAIA Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Lyndee Dawson, Biola (Calif.)
Sr., Puyallup, Wash.

  • Finished fourth overall at the Biola Invitational with a 5-kilometer time of 17:06. Her mark helped the women's team place third out of 15 teams. 
  • Ran the fastest out of all NAIA runners at the invitational and finished 12 seconds ahead of any other NAIA runner.
  • Cut 50 seconds off her time from the NAIA National Championship Meet last season where she ran 17:56 to place 16th.

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

Nominees: Sierra St. Aubyn, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Alessandra Moss, William Woods (Mo.); Isabel Salinas, Montreat (N.C.); Rebecca Guadiana, Point (Ga.); Jordan Monroe, Oregon Tech; Jessa Perkinson, Southern Oregon; Rachel Roelle, Eastern Oregon; Elizabeth Soper, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Ashlee Knott, St. Francis (Ill.); Stephanie Clarkson, Governors State (Ill.); Sarah McBeath, Indiana Wesleyan; Annie Winkler, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Alex Berends, Taylor (Ind.); Leah Esposito, Carroll (Mont.); Mackenzie O'Dore, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Baylee Green, Great Falls (Mont.); Rachel David, Montana State-Northern; Mindy Kaufman, Montana Western; Tiffany Shepherd, Morningside (Iowa); Taylor Price, Xavier (La.); Sasha Newman, Dillard (La.); Lauren Benzing, Benedictine (Kan.); Molly Pruett, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Allyson Ng, Central Methodist (Mo.); Lauren Wankum, McPherson (Kan.); Payden Shapland, Sterling (Kan.); Melissa Olson, Bethany (Kan.); Katelyn Fatten, Bethel (Kan.); Anna Havranek, Shawnee State (Ohio); Amanda Wolff, Dickinson State (N.D.); Marissa Kuik, Waldorf (Iowa); Maureen Rono, Wiley (Texas); Gabrielle Arsiaga, Southwest (N.M.); Ashley Toschlog, Indiana East; Jackline Jemeli, Wayland Baptist (Texas); LaDonna Bonner, Mobile (Ala.); Theresa Lasal, Middle Georgia State; Claire Hobrock, Ave Maria (Fla.); Joyce Caba, Webber International (Fla.); Melissa Winchester, Aquinas (Mich.); Ashley Russo, Siena Heights (Mich.); Shauri Thomas, Lourdes (Ohio).

2016 Women's Cross Country National Runners of the Week:
Week 1: Marissa DeWispelare, Doane (Neb.)
Week 2: Lyndee Dawson, Biola (Calif.)

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

November 22, 2019 
Vancouver, Washington