Texas A&M senior James Hodges and junior Katherine Devlin have earned Big 12 Cross Country Runner of the Week honors. It is the first weekly award for both student-athletes. Hodges becomes the first Texas A&M male to win the award since Shadrack Songok in 2008. Devlin is the first Aggie female to be recognized since 2006.
James Hodges, Texas A&M, Sr., Mineral Wells, Texas
Hodges led Texas A&M to its second-straight team title of the season with his first-place finish at the Baylor Invitational. The Mineral Wells, Texas-native completed the 6,000-meter course in a time of 18:48, winning the race by six seconds to claim his first individual victory. The Aggie men scored a perfect 15 points, 36 marks ahead of the competition.
Katherine Devlin, Texas A&M, Jr., Dallas, Texas
Devlin captured her first individual win on Saturday, as she led the Aggies to the Baylor Invitational team title. Clocking a 13:58 to cover the 4,000-meter course, Devlin finished 16 seconds ahead of her teammates who claimed five of the remaining top 10 spots. Texas A&M won the title by a margin of 50 points.
2011 Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week
Sept. 6 Kirubel Erassa, Oklahoma State, Fr.
Sept. 13 Brad Miles, Baylor, So.
Sept. 20 James Hodges, Texas A&M, Sr.
Sept. 6 Rose Tanui, Texas Tech, Sr.
Sept. 13 Rebeka Stowe, Kansas, Sr.
Sept. 20 Katherine Devlin, Texas A&M, Jr.