Alayne Thompson Named Conference USA Cross Country Athlete of the Week
Sept. 24, 2002
TCU freshman Alayne Thompson has been named the Conference USA Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week. Thompson won her first collegiate title last weekend as she claimed individual honors at the Sam Houston State Invitational. She is the second TCU cross country runner to earn league athlete of the week honors this season.
Thompson ran the 5K course in a time of 19:06 to lead the Frogs to a second-place in the seven-team event. Thompson, who placed third in the UNT Season Opener, was one of three Frogs to finish in the top-five at the Sam Houston Invitational.
"Alayne is not your typical freshman," said cross country coach Derek Koonts. "She is running really well right now, and has become a leader on this team. She has a bright future."
Jackson Langat was named the Conference USA Cross Country Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending September 17. East Carolina'a Kyle MacKenzie was named this week's C-USA Cross Male Athlete of the Week.
The Frogs will return to action Saturday, October 5, when they travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma to participate in the Cowboy Jamboree.