Stephenson Named ODAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Sara Stephenson '22

FOREST, Va. — The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Cross Country Runners of the Week on Tuesday for the week ending October 13, and Washington and Lee sophomore Sara Stephenson (Weston, Mass./The Rivers School) garnered the women's honor for the second time this season.

Stephenson was the No. 32 Generals' top runner at the Royals Cross Country Challenge on Friday. She took 49th overall out of 541 runners on the 5k course. Stephenson crossed the finish line in 18:38.00.

At the 2.3k split of the race, Stephenson was 135th, but she passed 86 runners over the second half of the course to take 49th. W&L finished 13th overall as a team and was the top Division III team at the meet. Stephenson was also named the ODAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week on September 24.

The Generals return to action on Saturday. W&L will send part of the team to the Inter-Regional Rumble hosted by Oberlin and the rest of the squad to the Gettysburg Invitational.

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