Alison Anderson '17 is SAA Runner of the Week

Baylor grad and Centre College cross country runner Alison Anderson '17 has been named the Southern Athletic Association Women's Runner of the Week, sprinting for the win at the Mike & Mary Kay Johnson Invitational at Berea College on Sept 14.

Anderson's first collegiate victory marked the best race of her college career as she beat the second-place finisher by just two seconds in the field of 94 women. Finishing the 5K course in 19:17, Anderson helped the Colonels to boast seven of the top 11 individual runners in a dominant first-place team finish.

Anderson, a Centre junior, gave some of the credit for her success to the training she received at Baylor under coach Heather Ott. "Baylor cross country contributes even now to how I train," she said. "Training in the woods on the Baylor campus helped me develop my love for racing in the woods."

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