Sumpter Named Big West Athlete of the Week

Sarah Sumpter

Oct. 8, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. - Sarah Sumpter was named the Big West Cross Country Women's Athlete of the Week on Tuesday after an impressive runner-up finish at last weekend's highly competitive Inter-Regional Jamboree in Sacramento.

Sumpter, a senior from Cloverdale, Calif., helped the Aggies finish third in Saturday's meet by finishing second in 16 minutes, 36 seconds over the 5K course at Haggin Golf Course. The meet, which featured many of the west region's top teams, was held on the same course as will be next month's NCAA Regional.

Sumpter challenged Cal's Kelsey Santisteban for first place and then held off UCLA's Kelsey Smith who was four seconds behind in third. The Aggies scored 88 points and were a close third in the team standings behind UCLA (77) and Cal Poly (78).

The Aggies return to action on Oct. 19 when they travel to the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.