The Sun Belt Conference has announced that App State women’s cross country runner Sarah Sandreuter has been tabbed as Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week. In addition, App State senior cross country runner Isaac Benz has been named Sun Belt Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week. This marks the first time in Sandreuter’s career to earn the award and the second for Benz.
On Friday at the Mountains to Sea Open, Sandreuter finished second overall in a field of 40 runners in a 5K PR time of 17:42.1. Her time bettered her previous PR by nearly a minute and helped lead the Mountaineers to the team title.
Benz, a First Team All-Sun Belt honoree last season, led App State across the finish line at the season opening Mountains to Sea Open on Friday, crossing fourth overall. He navigated the 6.4K course in 20:37.3.
App State will compete again on Oct. 3 at the Live at Lou Cross Country Classic in Louisville, Ky.