WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – University of Saint Joseph junior Kaneen Gomez-Hixson (Wethersfield, Conn.) was named Great Northeast Athletic Conference Runner of the Week in cross country for the period ending Sept. 20, it was announced Monday.
Gomez-Hixson ran a career-best 5K in 19:43.4 Saturday at UMass-Dartmouth and finished second in a field of 285 runners. It was her second second-place finish of the year and the Blue Jays were 11th of 25 teams.
USJ freshman Mia Tompkins (Meriden, Conn.), who was seventh in the same race, ran a career-best 20:20.03 and was named to the GNAC Honor Roll.
The Blue Jays next compete at Elms, Sat. Sept. 26, in a 10:30 a.m. race.