C-USA Cross Country Athletes of the Week & Notebook

Go C-USA! Mary Alenbratt
Go C-USA!
Mary Alenbratt
Go C-USA!

Sept. 14, 2010

C-USA Cross Country Notebook

IRVING, Texas - Conference USA has selected James Maglasang of Memphis and SMU's Mary Alenbratt as this week's Male and Female Cross Country Athletes of the Week. Maglasang finished 10th with a personal-best 5K time of 15:46.57 at the UALR Invitational. Alenbratt took second-place honors at the UT-Arlington Season Opener with a two-mile time of 11:07.74.

C-USA cross country action continues this week with one team hosting and nine taking to the road for nearby meets. Rice and Houston will participate in the Annual Rice Invitational on Friday, Sept. 17, while Tulane and Southern Miss are set to run in the Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday.

Continuing to earn national attention for the league are the women of UTEP, SMU and Rice. The trio ranks among the nation's Top 30 programs in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA rankings.

The Miners are the highest ranked C-USA team coming in at No. 19, followed by SMU at No. 22 and Rice at No. 29. UTEP also ranks fourth in the Mountain Region, while SMU and Rice hold the top two spots in the South Central Region.

On the men's side, Tulsa is the highest ranking program at No. 6 in the Midwest Region, followed by Rice at No. 9 in the South Central Region.

CONFERENCE USA CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
MARY ALENBRATT, SMU
Sophomore, Bohus, Sweden
Alenbratt took second-place honors at the UT-Arlington Season Opener at Vandergriff Park in Arlington. The sophomore clocked a two-mile time of 11:07.74. As a team, the women finished second out of the six-team field.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
JAMES MAGLASANG, MEMPHIS
Freshman, Paduchah, Ky.
Maglasang finished 10th with a personal-best 5K time of 15:46.57 at the UALR Invitational. He has led the Tigers in both races this season and has yet to finish out of the Top-15.

THIS WEEK'S MEETS
Fri., Sept. 17
East Carolina at Wolfpack Invitational - Raleigh, N.C.
Marshall at Old Timers Classic - Bowling Green, Ky.
Houston at Rice Invitational - Houston, Texas
Rice hosts Rice Invitational - Houston, Texas
UAB at Mountaineer Open - Boone, N.C.
UCF at Mountain Dew Invitational - Gainesville, Fla.

 

 

Sat., Sept. 18
Tulane at Crimson Classic - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Southern Miss at Crimson Classic - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Tulsa at Missouri Southern Stampede - Joplin, Mo.
UTEP at Kachina Classic - Las Cruces, N.M.

C-USA TEAMS IN THE USTFCCCA NCAA NATIONAL RANKINGS (Week #1, Sept. 13)
WOMEN
19. UTEP
22. SMU
29. Rice

C-USA TEAMS IN THE USTFCCCA NCAA REGIONAL RANKINGS (Week #1, Sept. 13)
MEN
Mountain Region
11. UTEP

South Central Region
9. Rice
12. Houston

Midwest Region
6. Tulsa

WOMEN
Mountain Region
11. UTEP

South Central Region
1. SMU
2. Rice
11. Houston
14. Tulane

Midwest Region
6. Tulsa

South Region
11. UAB

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