SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Furman’s Aaron Templeton and Wofford’s Hannah Steelman have been named Southern Conference men’s and women’s cross country runners of the week, respectively, for competition that took place Sept. 26-Oct 2.
Templeton, a senior from Knoxville, Tennessee, finished fourth overall in a strong field at the Joe Paine Invitational at Notre Dame on Friday with a time of 23:48. He also helped lead the team to a fourth-place team finish. Due to Hurricane Florence, it was Templeton’s first race of the season.
Steelman, a sophomore from Orono, Maine, came in second overall with a time of 16:38.5 at the Greater Louisville Classic at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park, on Friday. She helped lead the team to place 22nd overall.
Also nominated for the men: Ben Varghese (ETSU), Luke Sumerford (UNCG), Jordan Bostian (Western Carolina) and Davone Hernandez (VMI).
The Paladins are back in action on Friday, Oct. 12, as they head to Charlotte, North Carolina, to compete in the Queen City Royals Challenge. The Terriers are back in action on Oct. 12 as they head to High Point, North Carolina, to compete in the VertCross Invitational.
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
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