Sept. 19, 2011
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - La Salle's Alfredo Santana and Hilary Orf of Saint Louis were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Performers of the Week the league office announced on Monday. Also honored was Dayton's Katie Ollier as the Women's Rookie of the Week, and for the second consecutive week, Saint Louis' Michael Scolarici was named the Men's Rookie of the Week.
Santana, the junior from Philadelphia, Pa., led La Salle to its third place finish at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md., with a time of 24:25 and a fourth place overall finish.
Orf, the senior from Ballwin, Mo., earned her second consecutive Women's Performer of the Week Award after she shattered her newly set school record in the 5K at the National Catholic Invitational in South Bend, Ind. With a time of 17:22, Orf outdid her previous week's record time by 25 seconds.
Scolarici, an O'Fallon, Ill., native, registered a time of 25:16 good for a 20th place overall finish at the National Catholic Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
Ollier was named the Women's Rookie of the Week after posting a time of 18:15 and placing 20th overall at the National Catholic Invitational in South Bend, Ind. This was the second time this season in which Ollier has been recognized with this award.