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CROSS COUNTRY: Lamar’s Crowe honored as region athlete of year

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NEW ORLEANS — After his heroic performance in the NCAA South Central Regional race that earned him first place on the podium and Lamar’s first NCAA Cross Country Championships participant since 2015, Jamie Crowe has been named the South Central Regional Men’s Athlete of the Year, as announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

Crowe became the first Southland Conference runner to advance to the NCAA Championships since 2015 when he ran a 31:36.3 in the South Central race. He reached the first split in 6:15.4, trailing runners from Arkansas, UTRGV, North Texas, Rice, and Texas A&M. Crowe began to make his move by the 6.3k split, reaching that mark in third place with a time of 19:49.8. He completed his incredible race in 31:36.3, one of the best performances at the Texas A&M cross country course by any Southland runner in the last decade. The senior from Glasgow, Scotland, has won the past two Southland men’s cross country individual titles and is now the first Cardinal ever to win the NCAA South Central Regional race.

Crowe and Jordan Rowe, who finished seventh at the regional race, will continue their seasons Saturday when they compete at the NCAA National Championship in Madison, Wisconsin.