Sophia Stone, a Mary Baldwin University junior from Pacific Palisades, California, has earned her second consecutive USA South Runner of the Year honor. Stone set both school and meet records at multiple events during the season. She had a season-best time of 21:48 at the Gettysburg Invitational where she placed first out of 394 runners. Additionally, Stone received three USA South Runner of the Week honors this fall and on Saturday, defended her USA South title with a victory at Hagan Stone Park near Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Fighting Squirrels next travel to Atlanta to compete in the NCAA South/Southeast Regionals on November 10. The National Championships are held November 17 in Terra Haute, Indiana.
For more information about the cross country team, visit the Mary Baldwin Athletics website .