BREAKING NEWS Lee County Sheriff: Two dead after Shannon shooting Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

BMC's Hamilton, Hardy sweep SSAC awards

Elle Hamilton and Braden Hardy took home the honors.

Posted: Sep 10, 2019 2:38 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2019 2:43 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA/BMC Athletics) – Blue Mountain College Cross Country swept both SSAC Runner of the Week awards Tuesday, with Elle Hamilton (SR/Shannon, Miss.) and Braden Hardy (JR/Blue Mountain, Miss.) grabbing the honors.

Hamilton helped lead the Lady Toppers to a 6th place finish at the UNA Invitational over the weekend, crossing the finish line individually at 19:22 in the 5K, good enough for a 12th place finish against several NCAA programs.

"I'm really proud of Elle and the work she has put in," BMC head women's coach Phillip Laney said. "She pushes herself every day to get better. She is such a joy to coach and definitely deserving of this award."

This is Hamilton's sixth overall SSAC Runner of the Week award in her career at BMC.

Hardy raced in the same meet at UNA in the men's 8K, finishing 25th individually with a time of 27:32. Hardy also faced several NCAA runners at the event.

"I'm very pleased with Braden's performance over the weekend," BMC head men's coach Heather Duley commented. "He's starting the season a little ahead of where he started last year, and he's determined to finish even stronger."

Article Comments

Tupelo
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 79°
Columbus
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 78°
Oxford
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Starkville
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 73°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather

Latest Video

Image

Joel - Heat eases up a bit into late-week

Image

The death of a Monroe County woman may be vaping-related.

Image

"Bullying Is Banned" brings community together

Image

Lowndes County Schools Get an A

Image

Superintendent Responds to threat concerns

Image

Starkville Aldermen pass budget

Image

Arrest made in Myrtle furniture warehouse burglary

Image

The City of Starkville is under a burn ban

Image

'The Pitch' names its new winner

Image

Jeb Bush to raise money for Tate Reeves near Tupelo