RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — East Central University women’s cross-country sophomore Anna Mora has been named the Great American Conference Female Runner of the Week for Sept. 21.

Mora — from El Paso, Texas — came within one second of matching her personal 5K record, as she turned in a time of 18:01.99 at the Missouri Southern Stampede last weekend. She shaved almost 25 seconds off of her time at the same meet last year.

Mora helped the Tigers place fifth out of 21 teams, and she finished in 10th individually.

The Tigers will be back in action Saturday at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater.

Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.