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Week 1: Cross Country Athletes of the Week

106 days ago
SEC Staff
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Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Robinson Snider, Ole Miss
Ole Miss' Robinson Snider placed fifth out of 100 participants with a time of 20:01.95 in the four-mile race at the Memphis Twilight meet hosted by Christian Brothers University. This time marks a personal best and is the highest he has ever finished in a collegiate race. Snider helped lead the Rebels to a second-place finish at the first meet of the 2019 cross country season.

Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Jackson Martingayle, LSU
LSU's Jackson Martingayle was the top finisher for LSU in his first collegiate competition with a time of 18:33.1 which was good for fifth place at the McNeese Opener. It was the top reported 6k time of the weekend in the SEC. He helped the Tigers to a second place finish.

Men's Co-Freshman of the Week: Nicholas Yanek, Georgia
Georgia's Nicholas Yanek made his UGA cross country debut and was the team's top finisher and 10th overall (sixth attached competitor to finish) at the 6k Bulldog Invitational. He finished in 18:37.9 and was Georgia's first competitor/freshman across the line (second freshman overall).

Men's Co-Freshman of the Week: Myles Richter, Arkansas
Arkansas' Myles Ritcher made his Razorback debut by finishing as the No. 1 on his team helping the Razorbacks to a second-place finish at the Hurricane Invitational in Tulsa last weekend. The freshman needed only 20:26 to finish the four-mile course.

Women's Runner of the Week: Samantha Drop, Georgia
After redshirting in 2018, Georgia's Samantha Drop returned to the fall season and opened with a victory in the 4k Bulldog Invitational on the UGA Golf Course. This marked her first cross race since earning All-America honors two years ago and her first win since capturing the 2017 NCAA South Regional title. Drop left the field behind by 12 seconds and clocked a 13:14.7.

Women's Co-Freshman of the Week: Ginger Murnieks, Missouri
Missouri's Ginger Murnieks finished third overall and led her team to a first place finish at the Mizzou Cross Country Opener. She led all freshmen finishers with a time of 14:01.26 and was one of eight Mizzou finishers within the top-nine.

Women's Co-Freshman of the Week: Allison Wilson, Alabama
Newcomer Allison Wilson had an impressive collegiate debut as she helped lead her team to a first-place team finish at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic. She placed fourth out of 141 participants with a time of 17:52.68.