NEW ORLEANS, La. (10/3/17) – Arkansas State junior Anaelle Charles was selected as the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.

Charles posted a 5k time of 17:39.3 to place 30th among the 226 competitors at the Louisville Classic. Her time ranks the second-best all-time by an A-State runner at the event. With her top-five finish, the Red Wolves placed eighth in the competitive meet that featured 27 teams.

Following the eighth place finish over the weekend, the A-State women’s team climbed to sixth in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) South Central Region rankings.

A-State cross country returns to action Saturday, Oct. 13, with select runners heading to the Pre-National meet in Madison, Wis., while several will race in the Little Rock Invitational.