HANOVER, Ind. – After a first-place finish on Saturday morning as part of the Hanover Invitational, sophomore Arig Tong (Columbus, Ind.) was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week.
In the team's season opening event, Tong paced the field of 49 runners, including 21 HCAC competitors, crossing the finish line with a time of 19:52.5.
The HCAC weekly honor is the second of her career.
The Panthers won the invitational as five members garnered top ten finishes with an average time of 20:56.8.
The Blue and Red return to action on Saturday, September 21 as they travel to Terre Haute, Ind. for the Rose-Hulman McNichols Invitational.