Southern Arkansas swept Great American Conference cross-country awards for the week.

It was the first time that SAU runners have won the weekly male and female titles in the same week in almost four years.

Junior Carley Hale received the honor for the first time in her career.

Entering this season, Hale had recorded three top-10 finishes in her career. This season, she has two through two meets, nearly matching her career total.

Hale finished third this past weekend at the Bob Gravett Invitational hosted by Ouachita Baptist. Her finish came at a time of 19:51.4, the fifth-fastest mark of her career.

Freshman Lexington Hilton, for the first time in his career. Hilton, from Green Forest, has started his collegiate career off with two top-10 finishes – 8th at the UCA XC Challenge and 6th last week at the Bob Gravett Invitational.

Hilton's time of 26:26.7 this past weekend at the Bob Gravett Invitational saw the freshman pace his team as seven Mulerider runners clocked finishes in the top 16 places.

Both SAU men and women are in action this Saturday as they compete in the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Missouri.

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