Stephenson, a sophomore from Weston, Mass., earns her second ODAC weekly honor after putting together a very strong showing at the Royals Cross Country Challenge hosted by Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. Stephenson was the top NCAA Division III finisher in a massive field of 541 runners dominated by Division I and II competitors. She completed the five-kilometer course 49th overall at 18:38.00 powered by a 5:59.8 pace. At the 2.3-kilometer split, Stephenson sat 135th in the middle of the pack, but passed 86 runners over the final half of the course. He time is the top 5K time in the ODAC this season.
ABIGAIL SHELLY | EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY
Sr. | Collinsville, Miss.
- 2nd of 38 runners in 24:40.16 (6K) at the CNU XC Invitational; top-3 runner; has two 2nd place finishes in four races
JACQUELINE CLARDY-JOSEPHS | RANDOLPH COLLEGE
Fy. | New Kent, Va.
- 105th of 541 runners in 19:05.5 (5K) at the Royals XC Challenge; new personal-best time at the distance, ranks 4th in the ODAC