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SIUE Women's Cross Country Inks Beckwith, Rodriguez

Olivia Beckwith (left) and Natalia Rodriguez (right)
Olivia Beckwith (left) and Natalia Rodriguez (right)

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE women's cross country and track and field added some depth with the signing of two newcomers for the 2019-20 season.

Olivia Beckwith (Crystal Lake, Illinois) and Natalia Rodriguez (Elgin, Illinois) will compete for the Cougars beginning with the 2019 cross country season.

Beckwith was named honorable mention All-Area by the Northwest Herald as a senior at Crystal Lake South High School. She placed 21st at the 2018 Woodstock Regional, helping Crystal Lake South to a second-place regional finish and a berth in the state championships.

Rodriguez placed 48th at the 2018 IHSA 2A Cross Country Championships for Burlington Central High School. She helped lead Burlington Central to a seventh-place finish at the state meet.