MSU: Ruiz Named LSC Runner of the Week

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Midwestern State's Gabby Ruiz earned Lone Star Conference Runner of the Week honors as released by league officials Thursday afternoon.

The senior from Tulsa set the school's cross country 5K record covering the Missouri Southern Stampede course in 18:08.00 leading the Mustangs to an impressive five-place team showing.

Ruiz nipped former LSC Runner of the Year Sydnee Cole's former record by 0.35 seconds.

Ruiz now owns all three of MSU's program records at the 5,000 meter distance as she ran 18:00.76 indoors last season before clocking a 17:45.22 during the outdoor season.

The Mustangs, who vaulted into the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Top 25 at No. 12 this week, next compete in the Metro State (Colo.) Pre-Regional on Oct. 4 in Denver.