Sept. 25, 2012
FRISCO, Texas – Sam Stabler became the third Lamar runner to be honored this season after earning the Southland’s Athlete of the Week award on Tuesday.
Stabler spearheaded the outstanding showing by the Lamar men’s team on this past Saturday, finishing in a personal record time of 25:51.7 to win the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge, La. As a whole, the Cardinals boasted seven of the top eight finishes, including spots one through six.
Following the Lamar contingent, the next top Southland finisher was Southeastern Louisiana’s Joseph LeGrange, who checked in at ninth.
Lamar has taken home an Athlete of the Week award following each race this season. Matt Johnsen and Alex De La Garza split it following the Cardinal Relays, and Johnsen earned it once more last week for his performance at the John F. Cooper Memorial Rice Invitational.