Arrington, Romero tab Athlete of the Week honors

Oral Roberts freshman Tyler Arrington and junior Jessica Romero receive Athlete of the Week honors.
Oral Roberts freshman Tyler Arrington and junior Jessica Romero receive Athlete of the Week honors.

By: Aubrie Laufenberg
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts' Tyler Arrington and Jessica Romero take home The Summit League Cross Country Male and Female Athlete of the Week accolades, respectively,  after their performances this past weekend. These are the first weekly awards for both Arrington and Romero.

Tyler Arrington, Oral Roberts

Freshman | Morris, Okla.

  • Finished 23rd at the UCA Cross Country Challenge seeing competition against Central Arkansas and Little Rock
  • Led ORU for the first time this season
  • Earned his second-straight top 25 finish to start his career as a Golden Eagle

Jessica Romero, Oral Roberts

Junior | Brownwood, Texas

  • Placed 10th out of 98 competitors, including runners from Central Arkansas and Little Rock
  • Helped the Golden Eagles to a fourth-place team finish
  • Dropped one minute off her 5K time from the first race of the season

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