Big South Announces Cross Country Runners of the Week


CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - Winthrop's Adam Freudenthal and Jeanne Stroud have been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's and Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week, respectively, the League announced today.

Freudenthal, a junior from Spartanburg, S.C., finished third overall and was the second collegiate finisher with a time of 25:43 for 8,000 meters at the Furman Invitational.  His finish marked the fourth-straight race with a top four finish.

Stroud, a freshman from Charleston, S.C., placed eighth overall at the Furman Invitational with a 5K time of 18:57.  She was the sixth-best collegiate runner as she posted her fourth-straight race with a top eight time.

Women's Honorable Mentions:
Jamie Brusa, Coastal Carolina - 18:19 5K at Walt Disney World Classic to finish 11th out of 213 runners.

Men's Cross County Runners of the Week
Sept. - 9 - Patrick Crawford, High Point
Sept. 15 - Brian Gorwitz, Radford
Sept. 22 - Evans Kigen, Liberty

Sept. 29 - Adam Freudenthal, Winthrop
Oct. 6 - Sam Chelanga, Liberty
Oct. 14 - Adam Freudenthal, Winthrop

Women's Cross Country Runner of Week
Sept. 9 - Jamie Brusa, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 15 - Ashley Lounsbury, Radford
Sept. 22 - Hailey Neal, Liberty
Sept. 29 - Hannah Granger, VMI
Oct. 6 - Jennifer Klugh, Liberty
Oct. 14 - Jeanne Stroud, Winthrop