San Antonio – For the second time this year, St. Mary’s cross country standout Jessica Waninger has been named the Heartland Conference Runner of the Week.

Waninger, a junior from Santa Claus, Ind., received the honor after continuing her strong season with a fourth-place finish at the Incarnate Word Invitational that helped the Rattlers also place fourth as a team. Waninger finished in 20 minutes, 10 seconds with a 6:29 pace at the meet.

The Rattlers will be back in action Tuesday, when they travel to San Angelo, Texas to take part in the Angelo State Blue and Gold Classic, their final event prior to the Heartland Conference meet on Oct. 22 in Laredo, Texas.

Waninger was also named the Heartland Conference Runner of the Week back on Sept. 5 following a victory at the Texas A&M International event.

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