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SEC Cross Country Athletes of the Week

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SEC Staff
Photo: Arkansas Athletics

Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Vincent Kiprop, Alabama

  • Alabama's Vincent Kiprop finished second at the 2017 Crimson Classic, covering the 8,000-meter course in 23:26.40, the second-fastest time in course history.
  • Kiprop now has a victory and two runner-up finishes in his three outings this season. He won the 8,000-meter UC Riverside Invitational on Sept. 16 and was runner-up to teammate Gilbert Kigen in the 5-mile Joe Piane Invitational at Notre Dame on Sept. 29.
  • At the time, Kiprop's time on Friday was the fastest in the SEC this season.

Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Alex George, Arkansas

  • Arkansas' Alex George was the top Southeastern Conference finisher at a loaded Pre-Nationals meet which featured eight top-30 nationally ranked programs.
  • George posted a season best in the 8K of 23:26.50 and led the Razorbacks to their fourth-consecutive top-10 team finish.
  • He was the 16th-fastest runner in a race which featured 282 entries.

Women's Runner of the Week: Karrisa Schweizer, Missouri

  • Missouri's Karrisa Schweizer finished runner-up at the Pre-National Invitational in a field that featured her toughest competition of the season to-date.
  • She crossed the finish line with a 6k personal record time of 19:29.7, besting her previous best time of 19:41.6, which she set at the 2016 NCAA Cross Country Championships.
  • Schweizer's time is the fastest in the SEC in the 6k this season.

Men's Freshman of the Week: Parker Scott, Ole Miss

  • Ole Miss' Parker Scott had the highest SEC finish of a freshman at Pre-Nationals. He finished the 8k race in 23:45.6.
  • Scott shaved 1:02.9 off his previous personal best.
  • Scott helped the Rebels to a fifth place finish in a field that included six other ranked teams.

Women's Freshman of the Week: Lauren Gregory, Arkansas

  • Arkansas' Lauren Gregory recorded the best 6k time by an SEC freshman last weekend, finishing the Pre-Nationals in 20:32.70.
  • She finished as the fourth overall freshman at Pre-Nationals in a field of 288 runners that featured eight teams ranked in the top-25.
  • Gregory helped Arkansas as the fourth scorer and to a third-place finish ahead of No. 4 Michigan, No. 12 Ole Miss, No. 16 BYU, No. 19 Utah State, No. 24 Missouri, No. 25 Georgia and Tennessee.