SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Furman’s Ryan Adams and Wofford’s Hannah Steelman have been named the Southern Conference men’s and women’s cross country runners of the week, respectively, for all competition between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1.
Adams finished sixth at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in Eugene, Oregon, which featured some of the top teams in the country. The senior clocked a time of 23:36.8 in the 8k race, which was a career-best for the Hudson, Ohio, native. His efforts helped guide the Paladins to a sixth-place finish as a team.
The weekly award is the third of Adams’ career.
Steelman, the reigning SoCon Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year, placed third at the Panorama Farms Invitational in Earlysville, Virginia. Steelman finished the 6k race in a time of 20:26.8, the second-fastest in school history in the 6k. The Terriers finished 12th of 15 as a team in a field of regionally ranked opponents.
The weekly award is the fourth of Steelman’s career.
Wofford will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Upstate Invitational in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Furman will hit the course the following week on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Royals Challenge in Charlotte, North Carolina.
SoCon Men’s Runner of the Week
Sept. 4 Ryan Adams, Furman
Sept. 11 Dillon Dean, Samford
Sept. 18 Ryan Adams, Furman
Sept. 25 Ben Varghese, ETSU
Oct. 2 Ryan Adams, Furman
SoCon Women’s Runner of the Week
Sept. 4 Gabbi Jennings, Furman
Sept. 11 McKenzie Hogue, Samford
Sept.18 Gabbi Jennings, Furman
Sept. 25 McKenzie Hogue, Samford
Oct. 2 Hannah Steelman, Wofford