Nov. 4, 2009
Women's cross country runner Kari Hardt has been named ASU's Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending November 7th. Her spectacular performance in the 6,000m race helped the Sun Devils place third overall, including a win over the 12th ranked Stanford Cardinal. This is Hardt's second Athlete of the Week award this season.
Hardt continued to be the team's front-runner as she ran the 6,000m course at the 2009 Pac-10 Championships in 20:07.8 to place seventh overall and help the unranked women's team to a third-place finish, which was one place higher (by one point) than No. 12 Stanford. Hardt's finish, up two spots from last year, gave her the final placement on the All-Pac-10 First Team.