ATLANTA, Ga. - Jacksonville's Hayleigh Palotti was named the ASUN Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week while North Alabama's Lillian Humphries earned Freshman of the Week honors for their performances in the FSU Invitational, it was announced Wednesday by the league office. This is the third honor of the season for Palotti and the second for Humphries.
Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Hayleigh Palotti, Jacksonville
Sophomore | Livonia, N.Y.
- Third Career Runner of the Week honor; third award this season
- Top ASUN runner at the FSU Invitational defeating the best finisher from regionally-ranked North Florida (No. 13, South Region)
- Ran a season-best 5K time in 18:07.3 placing 12th overall out of 244 runners
- Bested runners from No. 11 Florida State, regionally-ranked Florida (No. 6, South Region) and UCF
- The Dolphins hit the course next at the 2019 ASUN Championship on Nov. 2, in Fort Myers, Fla.
Other Nominees: Phoebe Moon, North Alabama; Meggie Schneider, Stetson.
Women's Cross Country Freshman of the Week
Lillian Humphries, North Alabama
Freshman | Cedar Park, Texas
- Second Career Freshman of the Week award; second honor this season
- Finished 73rd out of 244 runners with a 5k time of 19:41.0 at the FSU Invitational; fourth among Lion runners
- Helped UNA women finish seventh in a 24-team field that included several Division I programs
- Defeated runners from No. 11 Florida State, regionally-ranked North Florida (No. 13, South Region) and UCF
- The Lions next compete on Friday, Oct. 18, in Montevallo, Ala., at the Blazer Classic
Other Nominee: Nicohl Torres-Santos, Stetson.
2019 Season Award Winners
Oct. 16th | Runner: Hayleigh Palotti, Jacksonville; Freshman: Lillian Humphries, North Alabama
Oct. 9th | Runner: Brooke Kingma, Lipscomb; Freshman: Laila Hill-Glover, NJIT
Oct. 2nd | Runner: Adelyn Ackley, Liberty; Freshman: Adelyn Ackley, Liberty
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
ABOUT THE ASUN
The ASUN Conference is an NCAA Division I league with nine member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement through a true balance between student and athlete. Six ASUN schools reside in Nielsen Top 50 national media markets, and all nine are in top 80 markets. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Alabama, University of North Florida and Stetson University. Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., joins the ASUN for the 2020-21 academic year.
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