Sept. 11, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Alfredo Santana of La Salle was named Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week, while Hana Sutchar of Charlotte was named Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Cross Country Performer of the Week. A-10 Men's Rookie of the Week honors went to the 49ers' Getisso Dentamo, while A-10 Women's Rookie of the Week honors went to Rhode Island's Paige Ethier, as announced by the league Tuesday for meets ran Sept. 7-9.
Senior reigning A-10 Cross Country Champion Santana earned Men's Performer of the Week honors after winning the 6k race at the UPenn-La Salle dual meet this past weekend with a time of 19:14. The Philadelphia, Pa., native led the pack, and the Explorers took the next three spots, winning the overall meet.
Sutchar, a senior from Hanover Park, Ill., earned Performer of the Week accolades after winning the 5k race at the Charlotte Duals with a time of 19:10. Charlotte finished the race with five top-ten finishers, resulting in an overall meet victory for the 49ers.
Freshman runner Dentamo earned Men's Rookie of the Week honors after finishing third in the 5k race at the Charlotte Duals. The Charlotte, N.C., native finished with a time of 16:08, helping his team to a first place victory.
Ethier, a freshman, garnered Women's Rookie of the Week honors. The South Kingstown, R.I., native finished sixth out of a field of 183 with a time of 18:24 in the 5k race at the Bryant Invitational.