Carla Swart Named the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Runner of the Week

High Point, N.C.> Lees-McRae College's Carla Swart has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas women's cross country Runner of the Week during week number eight in the 2008 season.


Swart, a junior from Buford, GA, led her Lees-McRae team to a 16th place finish in the Appalachian St. Blue Ridge Mountain Open which featured 26 of the strongest NCAA teams in the southeast.

Swart finished 73rd out of 194 runners over the 5K course and recorded her season best time of 19:44.