BIRMINGHAM, AL. – Southern’s Tallen James and Chantaya Griffin have been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Runners of the Week following strong performances at the Nicholls Cross Country Invitational this past weekend.
Men's XC Runner of the Week - Tallen James Placed 11th overall in the Nicholls Cross Country Invitational this past week. James recorded a time of 22:08 during the 6.437k event.
Women’s XC Runner of the Week – Chantaya Griffin ranked 15th overall during the Nichols
Women's XC Runner of the Week - Chantaya Griffin ranked 15th overall during the Nicholls Cross Country Invitational last Saturday. She recorded a 20:40 time in the 5k.
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The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.
Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis.
Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.
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