Becoming one of the American Southwest Conference’s best runners in 2014, Landon Price (Mount Vernon, Texas) gained his third straight runner of the week award. This is a first for an ETBU runner as no runner as ever received three ASC awards in one year for the program.
“What an honor for Landon,” says head coach Natalie Bach-Prather. “He has finally overcome his injury from the beginning of the season and has found his stride at the right moment.”
Price won the Austin College Invitational 5K race with a time of 16:01 out of 44 runners. ETBU finished in third place out of six teams. He finished six seconds ahead of the second place finisher. He was also the ASC’s runner of the week for October 7 and 13. No runner this year has won the award three times this year and only one other runner has won it twice in UT-Tyler’s Conner Benson.
ETBU Cross Country will next run at the American Southwest Conference Championships on Saturday, November 1st, in Tyler.
Having a stellar weekend in West Texas, senior Adaeze Elonu (Houston, Texas) was awarded the American Southwest Conference “Offensive Player of the Week” award. It is her first ASC award of the year.
Elonu averaged 10.5 kills and five blocks per match and hit .529 overall. She had 12 kills and nine blocks in a sweep of Hardin-Simmons on Friday night and then added nine kills and a .471 hitting percentage on Saturday at Howard Payne. Overall she had 21 kills and only three attack errors on 34 total attacks and 10 blocks. She is now just two blocks away from becoming ETBU’s all-time leader in blocks.
ETBU is now 13-8 on the year and has won 12-straight matches. They are tied for first place in the American Southwest Conference at 11-1 and have a 17-match home winning streak in Ornelas Gym which is sixth best in NCAA Division III.