NEW ORLEANS – App State women’s cross country senior runner Izzy Evely (Cornelius, N.C./Lake Norman Charter) was named the Sun Belt Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week.
Evely was named the runner of the week for the second time in her career (2019) and the second Mountaineer this season with men’s cross country runner Daniel Smith to earn the award.
The Apps are the lone team in the conference to have at least one winner on the men’s and women’s side thus far.
The senior garnered the honor after finishing fourth out of 101 runners with a season-best time of 17:29.08. She paced the Mountaineers to their second, second-place finish in as many meets in the Firetower Project with 38 points.
In both races, the Cornelius, N.C. native has led the Apps with a pair of top-8 finishes. App State recently rose to 13th in the Southeast Regional rankings.
App State returns to action on Oct. 2 in the Live in the Lou Country Classic.