NAIA - Women's Cross Country - Runner of the Week - Emily Kearney - SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)

2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week — No. 6 (Oct. 9)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Emily Kearney of SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Runner of the Week the national office announced Wednesday. Kearney was selected based on her performances from Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 and was chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Runner of the Week
Emily Kearney, SCAD Atlanta
SR, Wirral, England

  • Competed in the Louisville Classic
  • Finished fifth of 343 runners in the 5k with a time of 16:56.4
  • Finished 13.3 seconds behind the front runner
  • Was to top NAIA finisher in the meet


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Nominees: Brianna Haller, Columbia (Mo.); Alicia Engelbrecht, William Woods (Mo.); Ally Swaim, Central Baptist (Ark.); Alyssa Jakcsy, Missouri Baptist; Allison Wakeland, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.); Lydia Wilson, Montreat (N.C.); Ivie Nobles, Truett-McConnell (Ga.); Ashley Kaeser, Point (Ga.); Michelle Herbes, Eastern Oregon; Ellie Summers, Northwest (Wash.); Laisha Corona, St. Francis (Ill.); Grace Maletich, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Lauren Neveau, Trinity International (Ill.); Sarah Harden, Taylor (Ind.); Yvette Rojas, Indiana Wesleyan; Ruth Chepsat, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Reghan Worley, Carroll (Mont.); Bailie Vanarsdall, Concordia (Neb.); Mia Wilhoit, Baker (Kan.); Julia Zurek, Peru State (Neb.); Ariel Galoof, Holy Family (Wis.); Miranda Tenove, Friends (Kan.); Natasha Ortiz, Saint Mary (Kan.); Brooke Smith, Shawnee State (Ohio); Hailey Stallings, Campbellsville (Ky.); Annabel Clayton, Thomas More (Ky.); Evelyn Moore, Cumberlands (Ky.); Lisa Townsend , Dickinson State (N.D.); Sophie Leinfelder, Viterbo (Wis.); Marissa Widener, Waldorf (Iowa); Jacia Christiansen, Dakota State (S.D.); Nadis Sifuentes, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Edit Herrera, Southwest (N.M.); Carlee Salyers, Alice Lloyd (Ky.); Lexi Jackson , IU Kokomo (Ind.); Charisse Sallade , Asbury (Ky.); Julia Sammet, Midway (Ky.); Edmalie Cruz Sanchez, Indiana East (Ind.); Allika Pearson, John Brown (Ark.); Feliciana Kiptoo, Science & Arts (Okla.); Sarah Olamide, Oklahoma City; Leah Johnson, Blue Mountain (Miss.); Kathryn Vradenburgh, Dalton State (Ga.); Jaden Russell, William Carey (Miss.); Andrea De La Rosa, Bethel (Tenn.); Andrea Peterson, St. Thomas (Fla.); Lemi Wutz, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Kelli Smith, Cornerstone (Mich.); Andrea Crowe, Siena Heights (Mich.); Alison Shapic, Madonna (Mich.); Tannah Adgate, Aquinas (Mich.); Kara Kline, Indiana Tech; Sheila Samoei, Lourdes (Ohio)


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.)
Week 6 (October 09): Emily Kearney, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)


Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

November 22, 2019 
Vancouver, Washington