FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference office announced that redshirt junior Dominique Scott has been named SEC Runner of the Week for the fourth time this season.
Tuesday’s honor marks the fifth time that Scott has taken home SEC Runner of the Week in her career.
Scott, a 2013 NCAA All-American, had another solid performance on Friday afternoon (Oct. 17) as she helped lead the No. 5 Arkansas women’s cross country team to a 2nd place finish at the sixth annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational at Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course.
Scott finished the 6K race with a time of 19:54 to take eighth place and pace an Arkansas Razorback women’s cross country team that collected 191 points, en route to a 2nd place finish in the 38 team field. Scott had a 13th-place finish at last year’s Wisconsin adidas Invitational, completing the 6K course in 20:05.00.
The Razorbacks finished 21 points ahead of 3rd place Iowa State (212), but were 104 points shy of 1st place (Michigan State).
The Razorbacks will now look ahead to the SEC Championships on Friday, Oct. 31. The women’s 6K Championship Race, which is slated for a 9 a.m. start, will take place at the Harry Pritchett Cross Country Course in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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SEC Cross Country Weekly Awards (Oct. 21)
Co-Women’s Runner of the Week: Dominique Scott, Arkansas
- Helped lead the No. 5 Arkansas women’s cross country team to a second-place finish at the highly competitive Wisconsin Adidas Invitational this past Friday.
- Finished the 6K race in an SEC-leading time of 19:54 to take eighth place and pace an Arkansas team that collected 191 points to finish as runners up in the 38-team field.
- Bettered her 13th-place finish at the event from a year ago, in which she clocked a 6K time of 20:05.00.
Co-Women’s Runner of the Week: Chelsea Blaase, Tennessee
- After recording runner-up finishes in each of her first three races in the fall, Blaase broke through for her first victory of the year when she defended her crown at the Crimson Classic.
- Finished the race with a career-best 5K time of 16:37.66, obliterating the rest of the field by almost 38 seconds.
- That time also is seven seconds better than her previous personal best of 16:44.40.
- Has now finished inside the top two of each race she has run this season and has finished inside the top-10 in seven consecutive races dating back to last season.
Women’s Freshman Runner of the Week: Katy Kunc, Kentucky
- Ran a 61st-place 6,000-meter time of 21:43.3 to lead a young Kentucky team at the NCAA Pre-National Invitational.
- Her time was more than a minute faster than her previous 6K best of 22:58.60.
- The time ranks among the SEC’s top-30 this season.