NAIA - Women's Cross Country - Runner of the Week - Ariana Anderson - Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)

2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week — No. 5 (Oct. 2)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ariana Anderson of Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) has been named the NAIA National Runner of the Week the national office announced Wednesday. Anderson was selected based on her performances from Sept. 23 - 29 and was chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Runner of the Week
Ariana Anderson, Embry-Riddle
SO, Torrance, Calif.

  • Competed in the Mustang Invitational
  • Finished first of 305 runners in the 5k with a time of 17:09
  • Finished 40 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher
  • Set a new personal record and now holds the fastest time in school and conference history


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Nominees: Allison Gibson, Park (Mo.); Ashley Walker, Point (Ga.); Gabrielle Mardis, Milligan (Tenn.); Mysteree Bottorff, Tennessee Wesleyan; Molly Vitale-Sullivan, College of Idaho; Jaclyn Latocha, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Hannah Stoffel, Huntington (Ind.); Sarah Thatcher, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Emily Adams, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Allison Tigert, Montana State-Northern; Rebekah Hinrichs, Concordia (Neb.); Amory Prue, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Taylor Price, Xavier (La.); Vanessa Cortes, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Leslie Perona, Evangel (Mo.); Ella Page, Cottey (Mo.); TInk Stringer, Avila (Mo.); Emily Kemling, Tabor (Kan.); Marissa Smith, Shawnee State (Ohio); Jacia Christiansen, Dakota State (S.D.); Lorena Ramirez, Bellevue (Neb.); Edit Herrera, Southwest (N.M.); Kaeley Boyd, WVU Tech; Melissa Gonzalez, Texas Wesleyan; Kathryn Vradenburgh, Dalton State (Ga.); Amber Byrd, Loyola (La.); Sandra Flores, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Alyssa Mountin, Middle Georgia State; Julia Rohm, Southeastern (Fla.); Mary Goetz, Ave Maria (Fla.); Jenitza Trinidad, USC Beaufort (S.C.); Susana Gutierrez, St. Thomas (Fla.); Mikayla Borg, Michigan-Dearborn


2019-20 Women's Cross Country Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (September 04): Ariana Anderson, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)
Week 2 (September 11): Hannah Stoffel, Huntington (Ind.)
Week 3 (September 18): Emily Kearney, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
Week 4 (September 25): Amelia Pullen, Warner Pacific (Ore.)
Week 5 (October 02): Ariana Anderson, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)


Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

November 22, 2019 
Vancouver, Washington