ATLANTA, Ga. - Liberty's Adelyn Ackley was named both the ASUN Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week and Freshman of the Week, announced Wednesday by the league office. This marks the fourth time this season that Ackley has earned both awards.
Women's Cross Country Runner & Freshman of the Week
Adelyn Ackley, Liberty
Freshman | Mears, Mich.
- Fourth Career Runner of the Week honor; fourth this season for Liberty
- Finished 15th overall during Saturday's Pre-National Invitational including first among ASUN runners
- Crossed the line at a personal-best 6K time of 20:33.3; second among all freshmen in the race
- Her time ranks No. 3 in program history and was the fastest a Flame had ever run in Terre Haute
- Beat top runners from No. 13 Boise State, No. 22 Virginia Tech and No. 27 Boston College
Other Nominees for Runner of the Week: Katie Meyer, Kennesaw State; Emma Knight, North Alabama.
Other Nominee for Freshman of the Week: Lillian Humphries, North Alabama.
2019 Season Award Winners
Oct. 23rd | Runner: Adelyn Ackley, Liberty; Freshman: Adelyn Ackley, Liberty
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
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