Little Rock’s Cardinal, Coastal Carolina’s Wise-Sweat tabbed Sun Belt Cross Country Runners of the Week

Published 1:06 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Little Rock’s Spencer Cardinal and Coastal Carolina’s Amilia Wise-Sweat each ran personal-best times last weekend and claimed Sun Belt Cross Country Runner of the Week honors.

Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Spencer Cardinal, Little Rock
(So., The Woodlands, Texas)

Trojans’ sophomore Spencer Cardinal ran the third-fastest 8K time in program history last Saturday, posting a mark of 24:21.2 at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas. Cardinal’s time, a personal-best by more than 90 seconds, came as he led the Trojans for the second consecutive meet. Cardinal finished 14th overall at the meet as he ran the fastest time by any Sun Belt athlete last week.

Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Amilia Wise-Sweat, Coastal Carolina
(Fr., Newburgh, N.Y.)

Chanticleers’ true freshman Amilia Wise-Sweat ran a personal-best time of 18:48 in the women’s 5K event at the Queens City Invite in Charlotte, N.C., to pace the Coastal Carolina women’s team to an 11th-place finish out of 32 teams.

2021 Sun Belt Men’s Cross Country Runners of the Week
Week 1 – Daniel Smith, App State
Week 2 – Kirami Yego, South Alabama
Week 3 – Kirami Yego, South Alabama
Week 4 – Spencer Cardinal, Little Rock

2021 Sun Belt Women’s Cross Country Runners of the Week
Week 1 – Anne Arntsen, UTA
Week 2 – Anne Arntsen, UTA
Week 3 – Izzy Evely, App State
Week 4 – Amilia Wise-Sweat, Coastal Carolina

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