Gomez-Hixson: New England Runner of the Week

Gomez-Hixson: New England Runner of the Week

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – University of Saint Joseph junior Kaneen Gomez-Hixson (Wethersfield, Conn.) added another honor following an excellent week and was named Corvias/ECAC New England Division-III Runner of the Week, it was announced Wednesday.

Gomez-Hixson was second overall and first among Division-III runners Saturday at the 8th annual USJ Blue Jay Invitational. She shaved over a minute, 35 seconds off her time on the same course as last year and passed two runners in the final 50 yards to finish in 19:59.29.

Monday, Gomez-Hixson was named Great Northeast Athletic Conference Runner of the Week for the second time in 2015. She has finished second overall four times in five meets the Blue Jays have run this season. Gomez-Hixson has also been named to the GNAC Honor Roll three times.

USJ next runs at Westfield State, Sat. Oct. 10 in a noon meet.