WOMEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK
Harvard junior Courtney Smith (Westchester, Pa.) claimed an impressive victory at the annual HYP meet at Princeton on Saturday as all three teams entered the competition ranked among the nation’s top 30. Smith — a first-team All-American and national runner of the week last year — completed the 5k course in 19:07.8 and gained familiarity with the grounds which will host the Heps Championships next month.
MEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior Daniel Salas (Winter Park, Fla.) was the key reason that the Big Green won the 15-team Coast-to-Coast Challenge at Boston College over the weekend. Salas was not among the top 10 at the 5k mark, but finished strong to take third in 24:29 behind only Alex George of Arkansas and Julian Oakley of Providence. Dartmouth finished 10 points ahead of Providence for the team title. Salas asserted himself last year at Outdoor Heps, taking fourth in the 10k.
WOMEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth freshman Diana Vizza (Glen Head, N.Y.) was 10th overall and second among freshmen at the Coast-to-Coast Challenge at Boston College, helping her Big Green to a second-place team finish in a 13-team race. For Vizza, who was a multiple New York State champion for Long Island power North Shore High, it was her first college contest.
MEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman Conor Lundy (Tuckahoe, N.Y.) jumped into the fray in his college debut, finishing third overall in the competitive HYP meet and helping the Tigers to a team title. Lundy — whose last cross country race yielded a seventh-place finish for Fordham Prep at the Footlocker Nationals in San Diego — finished his run in 25:01.7, less than a second behind teammate Noah Kauppila and well clear of the rest of the field.
Weekend Cross Country Results: