Baker Earns AMC Runner of the Week Honors
ST. LOUIS -- After leading the William Woods University women's cross country team to a second-place finish on Saturday, Abby Baker was named the American Midwest Conference Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending October 21, 2012. The honor, the first of Baker's career, was announced by the league office on Monday.
The freshman claimed the individual accolade after posting a personal-best time of 18:55.6 in the St. Louis Fall Cross Country Classic. The time was the second-fastest in the overall field and the best collegiate mark in the event. Also the 10th-fastest time in the WWU cross country record books, Baker's mark was better than 20 seconds faster than the next-nearest college runner and almost 40 seconds in front of her nearest AMC competitor.
The Owls are set to host the AMC Conference Championships on November 2. The meet will be held at the Cole County Fairgrounds in Jefferson City.