2021-22 Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week

2021-22 Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Players of the week are evaluated on their performance during the week prior to the announcement. Each player is selected out of a pool of conference award winners.


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Week 8 (November 3, 2021)

Runner of the Week: Mikayla Hollifield, Columbia (S.C.)

  Hollifield finished first among collegiate runners and second overall out of 52 competitors. 

Week 7 (October 27, 2021)

Runner of the Week: Ellyse Tingelstad, College of Idaho

  Picked up her first collegiate win, helping the C of I women defeat three ranked teams to win the Warrior Invite at William Jessup...her time was a 15-second PR (from last season's NAIA Championships, where she was an All-American as a freshman)

Nominees: Anna Martin, Cornerstone (Mich.); Lemi Wutz, Milligan (Tenn.); Bree Alderton, Brescia (Ga.); Alyssa Armendariz, Saint Mary (Kan.); Rory Bickler, Clarke (Iowa); Jacia Christiansen, Dakota State; Shelby Christman, Huntington (Ind.); Lausha Corona, St. Francis (Ill.); Karina Gchachu, Cottey (Mo.); Jessica Kampman, Dordt (Iowa); Sydney Little Light, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Allika Pearson, John Brown (Ark.); Julia Rohm, Southeastern (Fla.); Andrea De La Rosa, Bethel; Emma Timmermans, Hope International (Calif.); Kathryn Vradenburgh, Dalthon State (Ga.); Peri Welch, Columbia (Mo.)

Week 6 (October 20, 2021)

Runner of the Week: Becca Richtman, Montana Tech

  Richtman finished the course in just 17:17 only nine seconds behind the event champion. Richtman was the fastest NAIA runner in the field by 34 seconds. 

Nominees: Lexi Jackson, IU Kokomo (Ind.); Mary Arch, Columbia International (S.C.); Jozi Brown, Shawnee State (Ohio); Kayla Clayton, Southern Oregon; Xochitl Garcia, Siena Heights (Mich.); Camille Humphrey, Missouri Valley; Samantha Jasso, Southwest (N.M.); Lauren McHan, Cumberlands (Ky.); Azalea Prince, William Jessup (Calif.); Emma Shaw, WIlliams Baptist (Ark.); Vanessa Thomas, Viterbo (Wis.); Kathryn Vradenburgh, Dalton State (Ga.); Macy Weaver Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Faith Younce, Iowa Wesleyan

Week 5 (October 13, 2021)

Runner of the Week: Lemi Wutz, Milligan (Tenn.)

  Wutz was Milligan's top finisher for the third-straight meet with another top-5 finish. She posted a 17:13.8 time in Charlotte after matching the program's all-time 8k mark of 17:08 at the same course two weeks ago. Milligan ranks No. 2 in the latest NAIA Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25. The Buffs finished second of 29 teams that competed in the "gold" race at the Royals Challenge. The field featured four NCAA Division I programs and three nationally-ranked NCAA Division II teams.

Nominees: Hannah Fredericks, The Master's (Calif.); Madisyn Acosta, Loyola (La.); Alyssa Armendariz, Saint Mary (Kan.); Emily Bayer, Missouri Baptist; Alyssa Campbell, Point Park (Pa.); Jenna Couwenhoven, Indiana Wesleyan; Teresha Jacobs, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Jessica Kampman, Dordt (Iowa); Sydney Little Light, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Morgan Lawson, Grand View (Iowa); Ella Page, Cottey (Mo.); Julia Rohm, Southeastern (Fla.); Nadia Sifuentes, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Grace Timm, Dickinson State (S.D.); Lisa Voyles, Indiana Tech; Bailey Wilk, St. Francis (Ill.)

Week 4 (October 6, 2021)

Runner of the Week: Anna Martin, Cornerstone (Mich.)

Anna as a freshman, in just her third collegiate race, went under 18 with a time of 17:47 to move to third all-time in CU program history.

Nominees: Alex Ebetino, St. Francis (Ind.); Jozi Brown, Shawnee State (Ohio); Allika Pearson, John Brown (Ark.); Bree Alderton, Brescia (Ga.); Jacia Christiansen, Dakota State (S.D.); Kayla Clayton, Southern Oregon; Laisha Corona, St. Francis (Ill.); Kelsi Huhndorf, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Theresa Long, Ava Maria (Fla.); Sarah Paquet, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Bailey Petras, Florida College; Shania Santos, Hastings (Neb.); Nadia Sifuentes, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Kathryn Vradenburgh, Dalton State (Ga.); Peri Welch, Columbia (Mo.); Akyssa Armendariz, Saint Mary (Kan.)

Week 3 (September 29, 2021)

Runner of the Week: Becca Richtman, Montana Tech

  Becca took first over numerous DI and DII runners at the Montana Open hosted by the University of Montana.

Nominees: Ariana Anderson, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Hanna Fredericks, The Master's (Calif.); Skylah Barton, Xavier (La.); Ellie (Summers) Calquhoun, Northwest (Wash.); Jessica Kampman, Dordt (Iowa); Morgan Lawson, Grand View (Iowa); Mackenzie McCarthy, Rio Grande (Ohio); Talia Sullivan, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Grace Timm, Dickinson State; Jozi Brown, Shawnee State (Ohio); Emma Duncan, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Darby Johnson, Lawrence Tech (Mich.); Allison Morris, Iowa Wesleyan; Kathryn Vradenbyrgh, Dalton State (Ga.)

Week 2 (September 22, 2021)

Runner of the Week: Alyssa Armendariz, Saint Mary (Kan.)

  Alyssa Armendariz placed 18th at the Missouri Southern State stampede on Saturday, among several NCAA division competitors. She was the top finisher for the Spires running in a time of 17:48, to help the team to a 13th place finish out of 26 squads.

Nominees: Maggie Whitney, Aquinas (Mich.); Shelby Christman, Huntington (Ind.); Bree Alderton, Brescia (Ga.); Sabrina Baftiri, St. Francis (Ill.); Mary Goetz, Ave Maria (Fla.); Shiloh Mounce, Multnomah (Wash.); Madison Nelson, Bellevue (Neb.); Sarah Olamide, William Carey (Miss.); Hannah Oliver, Montreat (S.C.); Allika Pearson, John Brown (Ark.); Valerie Power, Baker (Kan.); Becca Rchtman, Montana Tech; Andrea De La Rosa, Bethel; Shania Santos, Hastings (Neb.); Nadia Sifuentes, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Deanna Teller, Haskell (Kan.); Peri Welch, Columbia (Mo.)

Week 1 (September 15, 2021)

Runner of the Week: Shelby Christman, Huntington (Ind.)

In Shelby's 5K collegiate debut, she won the IWU Twilight Invitational - finishing 15 seconds ahead of the 2nd place finisher.

Nominees: Hanah Fredericks, The Master's (Calif.); Jacy Anderson, Baker (Kan.); Alyssa Campbell, Point Park (Pa.); Savannah Campbell, Truett McConnell (Ga.); Jacia Christiansen, Dakota State (S.D.); Aubry Donley, Friends (Kan.); Kahea Figueira, College of Idaho; Samantha Jasso, Southwest (Kan.); Elise Krone, Cumberlands (Ky.); Morgan Lawson, Grand View (Iowa); Corey Mein, Kansas Wesleyan; Veronica Moreno, Texas Wesleyan; Shania Santos, Hastings (Neb.); Cydney Stevenson, USC Beaufort (S.C.); Sarai Vargas, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Kathryn Vradenburgh, Dalton State (Ga.); Maggie Whitney, Aquinas (Mich.); Clare Wilber, Lyon (Ark.); Faith Younce, Iowa Wesleyan


2020-21 Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship


November 22, 2024
Columbia, Missouri