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Wednesday, September 15, 2010MACON, Ga. – Lipscomb’s freshman runner, Alex Newby earned her first Atlantic Sun Runner of the Week award, as announced by the league office on Wednesday, after she set a personal record of 18:56.27 at the Vermont Invitational 5K.
Newby paced Lipscomb to a second-place finish at the meet by crossing the finish line in eighth, only four seconds behind the meet winner.
She is the first Lady Bisons' cross country runner to win the award since Susan Worden in September of 2006.
RUNNER OF THE WEEK:
Alex Newby, Lipscomb (Fr. – Knoxville, Tenn. – Nutrition)
• A-Sun Runner of the Week award
• Ran a personal record at the Vermont Invitational 5K with a time of 18:56.27
• Took eighth place in the race; finishing only four seconds behind the individual champion
• Led Lipscomb to second place ahead of Vermont, the 15th-ranked team in the Northeast Region
• Crossed the finish line in eighth place overall