OVERLAND PARK,KS - UC Santa Cruz sophomore Sydney Gutierrez (San Francisco,
Calif.) has been crowned the Association of Division III Independents women's cross country
Runner of the Week. She is the third UCSC woman to win the award this season and it's the Slugs' second-straight weekly accolade.
Gutierrez posted the 17th fastest 6K time in school history with a time of
23:23.7 at the Capitol Cross Challenge on Friday. The sophomore set a new personal best and
finished ahead of over 30 runners from Division I schools.