WINTHROP, Mass. – Freshman Morgan Hall (Norfolk, Conn.) of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's cross country team was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Women's Rookie of the Week, it was announced Monday afternoon by league officials. It marks the first career GNAC weekly honor for Hall, who finished first at the Blue Jay Invitational this past Saturday hosted around campus at USJ.
Hall won her first career meet Saturday in the annual Blue Jay Invitational, and she did it in dominant fashion, claiming a 5K personal-best time after crossing the finish line in 22:36 on a 7:18 mile pace. She finished nearly two minutes ahead of the second place women's runner and led the Blue Jays to the overall team victory as well, marking a clean sweep for the Blue Jays in cross country on the weekend.
The USJ men's and women's cross country teams will be back in action next on Saturday, October 12 in the James Earley Invitational, hosted by Westfield State at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass. The action is scheduled to start at 11:15 a.m.