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Smith Earns Heartland Runner of the Week Honors

San Antonio – St. Mary’s University women’s cross country runner Jessie Smith was named Heartland Conference co-Runner of the Week for her performance last Friday at the Ricardo Romo UTSA Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic, it was announced by the conference office.

Smith (Sr., Boerne) covered the five-kilometer course in a time of 20:30, good for 21st place overall at the meet. It was the third straight meet that Smith has finished in the top-25 this season, following finishes of eighth and 14th in her previous meets. She has been the Rattlers top finisher in all three meets this season. This is Smith’s second season on the team. She is also a member of the St. Mary’s women’s basketball team.

Smith and the Rattlers will return to action Friday afternoon when they travel to Corpus Christi to compete in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Splash Invitational.