West Named Cross Country Athlete of the Week

TOWSON, Md. – Susquehanna junior cross country runner Ashley West (East Hampton, N.Y./East Hampton) has been named the Landmark Conference Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week, announced Tuesday afternoon.

West and her Crusader teammates opened their 2014 season on Aug. 30 at the Bison Open, a three-mile race hosted by Bucknell University. West finished with a career-best time of 17:53 to place eighth overall and was the top Division III finisher.

As a team, Susquehanna saw eight women run sub-20 minute races compared to just two at the same race one year prior. The top five runners averaged a time of 18:40 while last year's squad averaged 19:46.

The women's cross country team is off from competition until Sept. 13 when the Crusaders travel to Penn State.