LOUISVILLE, Ky. — She’s just a sophomore, but Anna West is already an All-American.
The Baylor runner finished in 40th place with a time of 20:12.5 at Saturday’s NCAA Cross Country Championships. By finishing in the top 40 of the 255-runner field, she became the ninth Baylor runner in program history to earn All-America acclaim.
West’s teammate Lindsay Bradley, meanwhile, came in 47th at 20:20.0.
“It was an outstanding day for both of them. I was proud of them,” Baylor coach Todd Harbour said. “In my book, they’re both All-Americans. Lindsey got out and ran quite well, but she couldn’t quite hold on to it at the end. She faded a little bit at the end down the homestretch and some girls caught her.
“Anna was about 45th with the last 400 (meters) to go and made up a lot of ground. She got that 40th spot, so she’s happy of course. Lindsey is obviously a little disappointed, but they both ran their hearts out, and I’m proud of them.”