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Cross Country's Ledgerwood Earns Another Athlete of the Week Honor

Stephanie Ledgerwood

Stephanie Ledgerwood

Oct. 8, 2012

IRVING, Texas - Stephanie Ledgerwood of Southern Miss and Tulane's Paige Callahan have been named Conference USA Co-Females Cross Country Athletes of the Week. The duo won their respective meets in record setting times. Ledgerwood clocked a career-best and winning time of 21:01.3 at the FSU 6K Cross Country Invitational, while Callahan won the Walt Disney World Classic 5K race in Orlando with a time of 18:53.70.

Conference USA Cross Country Athletes of the Week

Co-Females Athlete of the Week
Stephanie Ledgerwood, Southern Miss / Senior / Yuma, Ariz.
Ledgerwood clocked a career-best and winning time of 21:01.3 at the FSU 6K Cross Country Invitational. She set a course record in the process as she trailed three seconds behind the leader at the 5K mark. As the two approached the hill for the final time, Ledgerwood was able to overtake the leader and gain a four-second advantage in the final 500 meters. She then held on down the stretch for the win. This is her second weekly honor of the season and career.

Paige Callahan, Tulane / Sophomore / Annapolis, Md.
Callahan earned her first career victory in leading Tulane to a second-place finish in the Walt Disney World Classic 5K race in Orlando, Florida. Callahan's 18:53.70 finishing time beat out the other 231 participants in the race and she was the first runner to cross the finish line in under 19-minutes. This is Callahan's first career C-USA Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor.

2012 C-USA Cross Country Athletes of the Week
October 9
Co-Females - Stephanie Ledgerwood, Southern Miss & Paige Callahan, Tulane

October 2
Male - Chris O'Hare, Tulsa
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP

September 25
Male - Mark Manion, Tulane
Female - Stephanie Ledgerwood, Southern Miss

September 18
Male - Anthony Rotich, UTEP
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP and Sarah Hudak, UAB

September 11
Male - Anthony Rotich, UTEP
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP and Sarah Hudak, UAB

September 4
Male - James Maglasang, Memphis
Female - Karoline Skatteboe, SMU

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