SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Furman’s Aaron Templeton and Savannah Carnahan have been named the Southern Conference men’s and women’s cross-country runners of the week for competition that took place Oct. 10-16.
Templeton, a Knoxville, Tennessee, native, finished fourth overall at the pre-NCAA Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday. His time of 23:50.99 in the men’s 8k event, helped to lead the Paladins to a eight-place overall finish. This is the senior’s second time being honored as the men’s runner of the week this season.
Carnahan helped lead the Paladin women to a seventh-place overall finish at the pre-NCAA Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday. The junior from Cumming, Georgia, crossed the finish line in seventh place with a time of 20:14.1 in the women’s 6k course.
Also nominated for men’s runner of the week: Mark Britt (Chattanooga), Malick Gemechu (ETSU) and Luke Sumerford (UNCG).
Up next for the Paladins is the Southern Conference Championships on October 27 in Cullowhee, North Carolina.
SoCon Men’s Runner of the Week
Sept. 5: Daniel Bernal, Furman
Sept. 12: Davone Hernandez, VMI
Sept 19: Dillion Dean, Samford
Sept. 26: Jack Moody, Wofford
Oct. 3: Aaron Templeton, Furman
Oct. 10: Colin Martin, The Citadel
Oct. 17: Aaron Templeton, Furman
SoCon Women’s Runner of the Week
Sept. 5: Gabbi Jennings, Furman
Sept 12: Logan Luckett, VMI
Sept. 19: Lindsey Stallworth, ETSU
Sept. 26: Mary Stewart Wilson, Wofford
Oct. 3: Hannah Steelman, Wofford
Oct. 17: Savannah Carnahan, Furman