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September 7, 2011

2011 Season - Jones wins CCIW honor in cross country

Junior Sarahbeth Jones was named "Runner of the Week" in the CCIW after winning the Augie Opener on September 1.

Augustana junior Sarahbeth Jones (Warren Township HS, Wadsworth, Ill.) was named the “Runner of the Week” in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, it was announced today. Jones turned in a sterling performance in the Vikings’ first meet of the season at the Augie Open on Thursday, September 1.

She overcame ferocious weather conditions to pick up an impressive victory in the Augie Open at Sylvan Island Park in Moline, Illinois.  Jones covered the 4000 meter course in 15:30 to win by 10 seconds over Rachel Bowden of Monmouth.

A year ago she was a consistent top seven runner for head coach Fred Whiteside’s team. She has earned two varsity letters in cross country and two in track & field.

Sarahbeth is the daughter of Elizabeth and Lewis Jones of Glen Allen, Virginia.