CMS runner earns SCIAC honor

Allison Barnwell

For the third time in as many weeks, a Claremont-Mudd-Scripps student-athlete has been named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Week.

This time it’s senior Allison Barnwell, a member of the CMS cross country team, earning accolades for the week of Sept. 30 – Oct. 6.

Barnwell, a native of Seward, Alas., finished second out of 228 runners at the Pre-National Invitational in Indiana over the weekend with a time of 22:11. There were three nationally ranked teams in the race plus another six that were regionally ranked.

The only runner to beat Barnwell on Saturday was Chelsea Johnson of St. Scholastica who has won four of five races this fall including the Griak Invitational which is one of the biggest races in the Midwest.