Burley Returns to Owls, Wins Runner of the Week
Kennesaw State's Scott Burley finished second at the  Jacksonville State Invitational to win Runner of the Week. <br><i>Courtesy KSUOwls.com</i>
Kennesaw State's Scott Burley finished second at the Jacksonville State Invitational to win Runner of the Week.
Courtesy KSUOwls.com

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

MACON, Ga. – Kennesaw State senior Scott Burley made a successful return to the Owls’ cross country team after a year away with a second-place finish at the Jacksonville State Invitational. For his effort, he won his first Atlantic Sun Runner of the Week award, the conference office announced on Wednesday

Burley led the Owls to a win at the Jacksonville State Invitational. Burley finished the race with a time of 15:46 leading three Owls that finished among the top five. The biology major from Brockville, Ontario red-shirted in 2007 following a 2006 campaign that concluded with a third-place showing at the Atlantic Sun Championship in which he finished a mere four seconds behind the individual champion.

The Owls will be back in action when they travel to Tennessee to compete in the UT Chattanooga Powerade Invitational on Friday, September 5.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

Other Top Performers

James Jackson, UPST (Fr. - Aiken, S.C. - Psychology) -- Finished first on the USC Upstate team with a 42nd place of 114 runners at the Covered Bridge Open last weekend in the 8k with a time of 27:52.

Johnathan Esteban, UNF (Fr. - Jacksonville, Fla. - Undeclared) -- Made a strong debut for the Ospreys, finishing 26th at the Covered Bridge Open; The freshman was UNF's highest finisher in a field of 114 runners. He finished the 8k race in a time of 27:10, helping lead UNF to a fifth-place finish