CHICAGO --- Besting a rain-drenched field at the Olivet Nazarene University Midwest Classic, Tiger senior runner Elizabeth Soper (SR/Grand Rapids, Mich.) used that effort to notch Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week accord for the week of Sept. 5, the league office announced on Wednesday.
Soper overcame a torrential downpour at the start of the race to finish the soggy 5K course in a time of 19:53 to place ahead of 74 other runners and lead the Tigers to the team title.
Olivet Nazarene is ranked No. 17 in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Poll.
Other Nominees: Ashlee Knott (St. Francis), Stephanie Clarkson (Governors State).