ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb's Brooke Kingma was named the ASUN Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week while NJIT's Laila Hill-Glover earned Freshman of the Week honors, it was announced Wednesday by the league office. This is the second honor of Kingma's career and the first for Hill-Glover.
Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Brooke Kingma, Lipscomb
Senior | Mill Creek, Wash.
- Second Career Runner of the Week honor; 24th time a Lipscomb student-athlete has won the award
- Finished in the top-10 at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K, placing ninth in the field of 343 runners
- Led the team to a second-place finish out of 39 teams with a time of 17:26.3
- Beat top runners from regionally-ranked Kentucky (No. 6, Southeast Region), Mississippi State (No. 15, South Region) and Ball State (No. 15, Great Lakes Region)
- The Bisons compete again on Oct. 18, in Montevallo, Ala., at the Blazer Invite
Other Nominees for Runner of the Week: Katie Meyer, Kennesaw State; Cassandra Raia, NJIT.
Women's Cross Country Freshman of the Week
Laila Hill-Glover, NJIT
Freshman | Hillsborough, N.J.
- First Career Freshman of the Week honor; first-ever for NJIT
- Placed 17th at the Highlander XC Challenge 5K in a field of 255 runners among 30 teams
- Crossed the line in 18:55.46 to help the Highlanders finished third among DI teams (4th overall)
- Third member of NJIT's team to finish in the race; finished fifth among freshmen in the 5K
- The Highlanders are in action again this Friday, Oct. 11, at the Metropolitan Championships in the Bronx
2019 Season Award Winners
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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