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New Orleans, La. (ASU) - Junior Kristina Aubert of Arkansas State University has been recognized as this week's Sun Belt Conference's (SBC) Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week in an announcement made this Wednesday (Sept. 4) by the SBC Office.
Aubert claimed this season's initial conference honor as a result of taking second place at the season-opening Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic last Saturday (Aug. 31) evening in Memphis, Tenn. Aubert posted a 17:30.34 time on the 5K Mike Rose Soccer Complex course in helping the Red Wolves to a third-place finish.
In the meet, Aubert's time was 20 seconds faster than the A-State course record she ran in 2010 and four seconds behind individual medalist Brooke Cassar of Central Arkansas (17:26.81). Aubert posted a second-place showing at the 2012 Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic (9/1) by running the course in a time of 18:24.27.
A 2012 first-team all-conference pick, Aubert has been honored as the Sun Belt Conference's Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week six times in her Red Wolves career to date. The two-time (2010 and 2012) U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I All-South Central Region Team runner earned league weekly plaudits on four occasions (Sept. 14, 28 and Oct. 5, 19) in 2010 andonce (Oct.3) this past season.
The first-ever A-State women's harrier to compete in nationals, Aubert was tabbed as the SBC's Freshman of the Year and was an all-conference selection for the 2010 campaign.
Aubert and her A-State teammates are idle until Sept. 13 when the Red Wolves participate in the Saint Louis Big River Festival in St. Louis, Mo.