Thornton, Willett named SCAC Runners-of-the-Week

Jessica Thornton & Robert Willett
Jessica Thornton & Robert Willett

SUWANEE, Ga.—Juniors Jessica Thornton and Robert Willett have been named SCAC Cross Country Runners-of-the-Week for meets run through Saturday, October 15, the league office announced today.

Thornton, a junior from Huntsville, Ala., finished seventh with a career personal record time of 19:19.89 in the women's 5K race at the Mississippi College Choctaw Open. She competed in a field of 110 also mostly Division I competitors, and was the only non-Division I finisher in the top 10.

Willett, a junior from Mobile, Ala., finished third in the field of 105 runners at the Mississippi College Choctaw Open with a season-best 8K time of 26:23.28, placing behind runners from Division I programs South Alabama and Mississippi State. He was the only non-Division I runner among the top 22 finishers.