SOMERSET, N.J. – Sacred Heart women's cross country first-year Kathleen Delaney was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon. This marks the second NEC Rookie of the Week honoree for the Pioneers as Kayla Grant earned the award back on Sept. 8.
��Official @NECSports Rookie of the Week ��♀️— NEC Cross Country (@NECXC) October 16, 2019
��Kathleen Delaney, @SHUBigRed
��️Delaney claims her first Rookie of the Week award after clocking in at 20:01.5 at the New England Championships 5K varsity event ��#NECPrimePerformer #Week6 pic.twitter.com/dfVN7blZF7
Delaney was the top rookie finisher from the NEC in the New England Championships, placing 99th overall in a field of 155 competitors from the top schools around the Northeast. Delaney clocked in at 20:01.5 in the 5k event and was the fifth-fastest on the team on Saturday. Also of note for Delaney, she beat two previous NEC Rookie of the Week winners in Brooke Morabito of CCSU (109th place) and Hannah Brisson of Merrimack (118th).
SHU is back in action this weekend with a trip to the Vermont Invitational on Saturday at 1 PM from the Hard'ack Recreational Area in Saint Albans.