Men's Runner of the Week: Gilbert Boit, Arkansas
Arkansas' Gilbert Boit capped his first appearance on a cross country course for Arkansas with a second-place finish at the 30th Annual Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville. Ark. Boit finished runner-up to former Razorback and current Nike athlete Frankline Tonui by a mere .04, running 24:05.8 over the 8K course. Boit's performance helped the Razorbacks to the team title scoring 38-points. Boit's time is the No. 1 mark in the SEC at 8K this season.
Men's Freshman of the Week: Ryan Murphy, Arkansas
Arkansas' Ryan Murphy finished fourth in a crowded field Saturday afternoon at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. Murphy finished with a time of 24:28.70 that is currently the sixth-fastest time in the conference at 8K this season, and the fastest mark in the conference at that distance by a freshman.
Women's Runner of the Week: Jessica Pascoe, Florida
Florida's Jessica Pascoe logged the seventh top-10 finish of her career and led the Gators in the 5k race with a time of 16:13.87 to win Florida's Mountain Dew Invitational. She became the third athlete in school history to earn three top-5 finishes at the MDI and helped Florida's women win their fifth consecutive title at the home meet. Pascoe has been the Gators' top finisher at both meets this season and her 5k time was a 58-second improvement from her previous best of 17:11.24. She also leads the SEC in 5k times.
Women's Freshman of the Week: Katrina Robinson, Arkansas
Arkansas' Katrina Robinson made her Razorback debut in winning-fashion, capturing the individual title at the 30th annual Chile Pepper Festival this past weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. In her first race on American soil, Robinson crossed the line a full 13-seconds ahead of the next competitor running a time of 16:15.3 over the 5K course at Agri Park. Robinson's time is the second-fastest in the SEC this season over 5K.