Kent State senior cross-country runner Kelsey McAlpine was named Mid-American Conference Women’s Runner of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.
McAlpine earned the distinction after participating in the 20th annual Iona Meet of Champions on Saturday, Sept. 20, in which she placed 11th overall out of 164 runners. She ran a time of 22:47.21.
McAlpine’s performance also led the Flashes to a fifth place team finish out of 20 teams involved in the race hosted by Iona College. The Kent State women finished with 170 total team points and a total time of 1:58.36.
Three weeks ago, McAlpine opened up her 2013 cross-country season with a second-place finish at the Tommy Evans Invitational on Sept. 4 in Akron, Ohio.
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