Mustang cross country athlete receives honors

SMU cross country athlete Agnes Sjöström was named the American Athletic Conference’s Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week.

Last Friday Sjöström finished second out of 165 runners in the 5K at the 59th Annual Notre Dame Invitational. She ran a 16:17.7, which not only marked a personal best, but also the second fastest in 5K history.

Sjöström is from Köping, Sweden where she was named Ollvigymnasiet’s top cross country runner. She also Competed in the Nordic Championships in 2012 and the 2013 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Next up for SMU cross country is Oct. 17 when they wrap up their regular season at the Wisconsin Invitational.

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