BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced the runners of the week on Tuesday. Willie Williams (Southern) on the men’s side and Paige Rankin (Alabama State) claimed week 2 honors for the women. 

Williams finished first in the men’s 5k at the Southern Miss Invite last Saturday.  The Opelousas, LA native clocked in at 16:54.24. and help lead his team past Tougaloo and Stillman in the event for a first place team finish.

Rankin  helped lead ASU to a second place finish overall at the Struts Opener at Jacksonville State scoring 47 points in their 4K race.  The sophomore out of McDonough, Ga finished 2nd overall running (14:50) on the course.