Hirko and Larson Split Women's #ASunXC Weekly Awards

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Lipscomb's Sally Larson and ETSU Katie Hirko paced their squads in high-profile meets to land Atlantic Sun Women's Cross Country Co-Runner of the Week Honors, as announced by the conference on Wednesday.

The two harriers finished their respective meets with the same time of 17:41.10. Larson competed in the Notre Dame Invite with several nationally ranked squads, while Hirko boast an 11th place finish in the Greater Louisville Classic.

This marks Larson and Hirko's second career A-Sun weekly cross country honor.

Atlantic Sun Co-Women's Runner of the Week - Oct. 9th
Quick Bio Accomplishments
  Sally Larson

• Freshman
• Falls City, Wash.
• Marketing

• Second Career A-Sun Runner of the Week award
• Paced the Lady Bisons in the Notre Dame Invite
• Crossed the line 27th out of 198 runners
• Finished with a time of 17:71.10
• Competed against seven nationally ranked schools
• Led the LU in three out of four meets this season

Next Bison Meet: Pre-Nationals; Saturday, Oct. 19th                          
Quick Bio Accomplishments
  Katie Hirko

• Sophomore
• Oley, Pa.
• Pre-Nutrition

• Second Career A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week award
• Top finisher for the Buccaneers in the Greater Louisville Classic
• Finished 11th out of 169 runners in the meet
• Raced to a time of 17:41.10
• Averages a 12th place finish in first three events this season
• Competed against several regionally ranked squads

Next ETSU Meet: Blue Ridge Open; Friday, Oct. 18th           
Other Nominees: Linda Wrede, Mercer

2013 Atlantic Sun Women's Cross Country Weekly Awards
Date Runner of the Week (School)
Sept. 4 Sally Larson (Lipscomb)
Sept. 11 Amanda Spring (Stetson)
Sept. 18 Kelly Perzanowski (FGCU)
Sept. 25 Dani Walker (Lipscomb)
Oct. 2nd Alessandra Valdes (North Florida)
Oct. 9 Sally Larson (Lipscomb) / Katie Hirko (ETSU)