NAIA Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week - No. 6

NAIA Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week - No. 6

By Lexi Naegele, Athletic Communications & Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Lydia Mato of Oklahoma City has been named the NAIA National Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Mato was selected for her performance from Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 and was selected out of a pool of conference/association of independent institutions award winners.

NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Lydia Mato, Oklahoma City
SR, Duadaso, Ghana

• Mato finished first place out of 158 runners for her second victory of the 2018 season
• The senior ran a time of 17:51
• Mato helped her team to a third-place finish in the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational

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

Nominees: Emily Bayer, Missouri Baptist ; Shannon Hoolahan, Brenau (Ga.) ; Ellie Summers, Northwest (Wash.) ; Kaitlyn Schut, College of Idaho ; Megan DeWeerd, Trinity Christian (Ill.) ; Grace Maletich, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Taylor Bluemel, Taylor (Ind.) ; Catherine Newhart, Marian (Ind.) ; Rebecca Groh, Indiana Wesleyan ; Victoria Harper, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Emma Jankowski, Bethel (Ind.) ; Heidi Henings, Hastings (Neb.) ; Allie Foster, Jamestown (N.D.) ; Allie Foster, Jamestown (N.D.) ; Hydeia Barney, Dillard (La.) ; Latisha Rudolph, Tougaloo (Miss.) ; Taylor Price, Xavier (La.) ; Kirari Furumoto, Missouri Valley ; Angela Klukken, Indiana Northwest (Ind.) ; Kaitlyn Shoemaker, Saint Mary (Kan.) ; Stephanie Martnez, Kansas Wesleyan ; Christa Titus, Friends (Kan.) ; Amber Mays, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Mia Rodriguez, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Lauren McHan , Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Grace Miller, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Jacey Wilson, Dickinson State (N.D.) ; Jacia Christiansen, Dakota State (S.D.) ; Annie Trejo, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Alyssa Campbell, Point Park (Pa.) ; Brittnay Sloan, IU Kokomo (Ind.) ; Emily Chandler, Midway (Ky.) ; Clare Brown, Carlow (Pa.) ; Teresha Jacobs, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Madelyn Wells, Mobile (Ala.) ; Rachel Jarriel, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Mary Goetz, Ave Maria (Fla.) ; Lemi Wutz, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) ; Kayln Buteyn, Warner (Fla.) ; Alexis Miller, Aquinas (Mich.) ; Kelli Smith, Cornerstone (Mich.)


2018-19 Women's Cross Country Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (September 05): Ashley Plumb, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 

Week 2 (September 12): Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.) 

Week 3 (September 19): Lydia Wilson, Montreat (N.C.) 

Week 4 (September 26): Alexis Miller, Aquinas (Mich.) 

Week 5 (October 03): Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.) 

Week 6 (October 10): Lydia Mato, Oklahoma City




Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

November 22, 2019 
Vancouver, Washington