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Rattan overcomes distractions, untied shoe as Mariners women's athlete of week

KINGS POINT, N.Y. -- Senior Lauren Rattan, who led all U.S. Merchant Marine runners at the Landmark Conference women's cross country championships, was named the Mariners women's athlete of the week.

Rattan was honored for the week ending on Sunday, Oct. 30.

Rattan, who ran most of the race with her shoe untied and nearly falling off, was clocked in 26:40.7, good for 23rd place over the five-kilometer course. The event was hosted by Moravian College.

The Mariners return to action at Mt. Greylock in Williamstown, Mass. on Saturday for the ECAC Championships hosted by Williams College.

Lauren Rattan finished 23rd at the Landmark Conference women's cross country championships.