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Union's Martin, Bett named runners of the week

JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/4/2010 - Union (Tenn.) University duo Allison Martin and Alex Bett have been named the TranSouth Conference Runners of the week for the week ending October 3, 2010. This is Bett's first award of the season and the third straight for Martin.

Martin, a 5-foot-6 freshman from Montrose, Colo., finished in first place in the Union University Cross Country Invitational that features all five TranSouth teams. She posted a time of 18:53 in the 5K event. In doing so, helped her team to the first place finish as well. Martin has not lost to an NAIA opponent this season in any of her three events.

Bett, a 5-foot-9 junior from Kenya, took first place in the Union University Cross Country Invitational that featured all five TranSouth teams. Bett posted a time of 25:32 in the 8K event. He finished just ahead of teammate and the two-time defending TranSouth men's runner of the week, Edwin Kurgat. Bett helped Union to a first place team finish as well.

The TranSouth Conference cross country teams will all face off again at the 2010 TranSouth Championships on the campus of Union University on October 23.

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