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Week 3: Cross Country Athletes of the Week

277 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Missouri Athletics

Men's Runner of the Week: Thomas George, Missouri
Missouri's Thomas George led the Tigers to their second team victory through three meets this season by taking the title in 24:49.4 in the first race at Gans Creek Cross Country Course in Columbia, Missouri. He won by more than seven seconds, the largest margin of victory in a Missouri meet this season. The victory was the second of George's 2019 campaign.

Men's Freshman of the Week: Davis Bove, LSU
LSU's Davis Bove made his collegiate debut for the Tigers on Friday night and finished sixth overall (fifth collegian) with a time 15:15.26 at the LSU Invitational. His efforts helped LSU place first for the second consecutive meet.

Women's Co-Runner of the Week: Taylor Werner, Arkansas
Arkansas' Taylor Werner captured the individual title at the John McNichols Invitational on Sept. 21 in 16:24.6, nearly 10 seconds ahead of the runner-up. It was Werner's first win on the grass circuit since her freshman year in a race that featured three other teams in the top-eight of the national rankings. Werner broke the course record in her first race of the 2019 season.

Women's Co-Runner of the Week: Jessica Pascoe, Florida
Florida's Jessica Pascoe notched her second consecutive individual title in her second meet this season, recording a first place finish in a highly competitive field of 153 runners at the Virginia/Panorama Invitational. Pascoe finished with a time of 20:14.5, 11 seconds faster than the next competitor. Her time is the fastest among SEC runners who have competed in a 6k race this season.

Women's Freshman of the Week: Jenna Schwartz, Missouri
Missouri's Jenna Schwartz was the top-finishing freshman at the Gans Creek Classic last Friday. She placed sixth overall with a time of 21:45.6. Schwartz was one of four Mizzou runners to place in the top-10 as the Tigers won their second meet this season.