The SMU cross country team placed first and captured the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Madison, Connecticut.
The championship was the fifth in the past six years (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) and third straight for the Mustangs. The previous four conference titles came in Conference USA.
Six Mustang runners earned all-conference honors and finished as the team with 29 points, beating second-place Louisville by 32 points. Rounding out the top five was UConn, UCF and Rutgers.
Head Coach Cathy Casey earned Coach of the Year honors, garnering her fifth accolade since her arrival on the Hilltop.