In the final tune-up ahead of the Sun Belt Conference Championships, the Arkansas State University women's cross country team won the Little Rock Invitational while the men's squad finished third.
Anaelle Charles placed in the top five to lead the Arkansas State women's cross country team to a second place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic contested at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park Saturday.
The Arkansas State women's cross country team (50 points) ran to victory at the Rhodes Invitational contested at Shelby Farms Park Saturday morning. The men's squad (107 points) was led by five freshmen to a fourth place finish.
Arkansas State sophomore Anaelle Charles was selected as the Sun Belt Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.
The Arkansas State Cross Country teams opened the 2017 season with top-five finishes Saturday night at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic contested at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
The Arkansas State women's cross country team was selected fifth in the Sun Belt Conference preseason poll and the men were selected sixth as voted on by the league's coaches.
Arkansas State senior thrower Itamar Levi is set to represent Israel at the 29th World University Games contested August 19-30 in Taipei.
Arkansas State University sprinter Jaylen Bacon ran the third leg for team USA at the 2017 IAAF World Championships Saturday in London helping the team to a silver medal in the 4x100m relay.
Four regular season meets will be on tap when the Arkansas State cross country teams begin their 2017 schedule Sept. 2 at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Run.
Roelf Pienaar of the Arkansas State track and field team has been granted a sixth year of eligibility as the NCAA approved a waiver submitted by the university.