Oct. 20, 2009
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 20, 2009) - Junior cross country runner Kimberly DeLoreto (Hillsdale, NJ) was named the Enterprise Rent-A-Car / Sacred Heart Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of October 12th through 18th.
DeLoreto finished second in a field of 193 runners to earn her fourth-straight top-five finish on the season and lead SHU to a third place finish at the UAlbany Invitational. DeLoreto, fresh off an All-New England performance a week ago, again turned in a top-flight performance, finishing the 5,000 meter course in 17:33.9, the fastest time in Sacred Heart program history. Her time, a 37 second personal best, put her second in the field behind only Elise DeRoo of Colgate who won the event with a time of 17:27.7. Her time of 17:33.9 put her first on the SHU All-Time Performer List, passing Katie Wrinkle (18:02). DeLoreto's second-place clocking runs her streak to four-straight races with a top-five finish and gives the junior five career top-five's. She was the top NEC runner in a race that features league schools Bryant, Long Island, St. Francis (NY) and SHU.
DeLoreto and the Pioneers are next in action at the Northeast Conference Championships on October 31st. The event will be held at Quinnipiac University.