Jacksonville's Palotti Captures Runner of the Week; UNA's Humphries is Top Freshman

Jacksonville's Palotti Captures Runner of the Week; UNA's Humphries is Top Freshman

ATLANTA, Ga. - Jacksonville's Hayleigh Palotti was named the ASUN Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week and North Alabama's Lillian Humphries earned Freshman of the Week honors, announced Wednesday by the league office. This is the second-consecutive Runner of the Week award for Palotti and the first career honor for Humphries.


Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Hayleigh Palotti, Jacksonville
Sophomore | Livonia, N.Y.
- Second Career Runner of the Week honor; second-straight this season
- Won the ASICS Embry-Riddle Classic 5K with a finish of 18:26.6 after leading the majority of the race
- Led the Dolphins to a third-place finish in a field of 11 teams
- In both of JAX's meets this season, she has won or placed in the top-three
- The Dolphins run next at the UCF Invitational on Sept. 27th in Orlando, Fla.

Other Nominee: Emma Knight, North Alabama

Women's Cross Country Freshman of the Week
Lillian Humphries, North Alabama
Freshman | Cedar Park, Texas
- First Career ASUN Freshman of the Week award; first-ever for North Alabama
- Finished 94th with a time of 20:32 at the 2019 John McNichols Invitational 5K; fourth among Lion runners
- Helped UNA finish 13th in a tough 21-team field that included numerous Power Five schools
- Field included runners from No. 3 Arkansas, No. 4 Washington, No. 5 Stanford and No. 7 Michigan
- The Lion's next meet is on Oct. 11 when they travel to Tallahassee, Fla., for the FSU Invitational


2019 Season Award Winners
Sept. 25th | Runner: 
Hayleigh Palotti, Jacksonville; Freshman: Lillian Humphries, North Alabama
Sept. 18th | Runner: 
Hayleigh Palotti, Jacksonville; Freshman: Gianna Citarella, FGCU
Sept. 11th | Runner: 
Adelyn Ackley, Liberty; Freshman: Adelyn Ackley, Liberty
Sept. 4th
| Runner: 
Adelyn Ackley, Liberty; Freshman: Adelyn Ackley, Liberty

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