CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) -- University of Central Arkansas' Brooke Cassar was named the Southland Conference Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week on Monday.

Cassar, from Woonona, New South Wales, Australia, won the Brooks Memphis Twilight race on Saturday at the Mike Rose Complex in Memphis. She covered the 5K in 17:26.51, breaking the school record by more than 35 seconds. She led UCA to a tie for third place in the meet.

Cassar, a freshman in cross country, won the 10,000 meters at the SLC Outdoor Championships last spring with a stadium-record 36:12.47 at McNeese State's Cameron Communications Track & Field Complex.

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