Clinton, Miss.– Grambling State claimed the SWAC Women’s Cross Country Championship titles at the Choctaw Trails on Sunday. Individually, Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Karla Atencio was the top women’s finisher, posting a time of 18:39.05.

Nine points separated the top three teams in the women’s race. Grambling State had four runners in the top 10 and collected 51 points. Arkansas-Pine Buff had 54 points to place second. Alabama State took third in the standings with 60 points.

The top three runners were from different teams with Atencio leading the way. Mississippi Valley State’s Joyce Chumo was second with a time of 19:04.50, and Grambling State’s Ameesha Washington was third, posting a time of 19:08.61.

Team Results
1. Grambling State 51 points
2. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 54 points
3. Alabama State 60 points
4. Mississippi Valley State 60 points
5. Jackson State 136 points
6. Prairie View A&M 164 points
7. Southern 189 points
8. Alabama A&M 197 points
9. Alcorn State 224 points
10. Texas Southern 248 points

Individual Results
1. Karla Atencio, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 18:39.05
2. Joyce Chumo, Mississippi Valley State 19:04.50
3. Ameesha Washington, Grambling State 19:08.61
4. Ninfa Barnard, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 19:14.18
5. Grace Korir, Grambling State 19:28.52

6. Monica Carrillo, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 19:28.75
7. Lutrisha Altidor, Alabama State 19:31.46
8. Shequea Howard, Grambling State, 19:36.82
9. Courtney Gooch, Alabama State, 19:38.24
10. Tieshia Alexander, Grambling State 19:40.41

All-SWAC Teams

1st Team
Karla Atencio, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (MVP)
Joyce Chumo, Mississippi Valley State
Ameesha Washington, Grambling State
Ninfa Barnard, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Grace Korir, Grambling State

2nd Team
Monica Carrillo, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Lutrisha Altidor, Alabama State
Shequea Howard, Grambling State
Courtney Gooch, Alabama State
Tieshia Alexander, Grambling State

Coach of the Year: Bertram Lovell, Grambling State


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