Four Cross Country Athletes Honored by Louisiana Sports Writers Association

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Four Cross Country Athletes Honored by Louisiana Sports Writers Association

Baton Rouge, La. – Four members of the LSU cross country program were honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Thursday (June 24) for their performances during the 2020 cross country season.

Katy-Ann McDonald was named the Women’s Runner of the Year and Shelby Spoor was named the Women’s Freshman of the Year.

McDonald ran three races for LSU during the fall 2020 season and took 12th place at the SEC Championships to earn Second Team All-SEC honors. She ran a 6k time of 20:33.8 at the SEC Championship to earn the 12th place showing. Her best finish of the season came at the Florida State Invitational where she clocked time of 17:36.40 in the 5k to place second, and she also finished fourth at the Arturo Barrios Invitational with a 6k time of 20:51.30.

Spoor became LSU’s first ever female runner to be named to the All-SEC Freshman team after her 37th place finish at the SEC meet with a 6k time of 21:16.3; she was the fifth fastest freshman to get to the finish line at the conference meet. Spoor scored in all four meets of her freshman year and her best finish of the season was an eighth place showing at the Florida State Invitational with an 5k time of 18:18.0.

Alicia Stamey and Davis Bove were named to the All-Louisiana teams as well thanks to their season best times in the 6k and 8k, respectively. Stamey’s season best time of 21:07.8 from the Arturo Barrios Invitational ranked her fifth in the state, and Bove’s time of 23:59.8 in the 8k was the sixth fastest 8k time in the state this year.