(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans cross country runners Annie Hills and Michael Corso have been named the Kentwood Springs Water Co-Student Athletes of the Week for the week ending on September 8th.
Hills was the top women’s Wolf Pack finisher at the fifth annual Loyola Wolf Pack Invitational over the weekend. The senior from Swisher, Iowa ran the 5K course in 21:21.36, which took fifth place at the meet. Hills was followed closely as teammates finished in spots six, seven, eight, and 13 as the Pack took home the team title at the race outscoring the second place team by 24 points.
Corso finished fifth in the men’s race at the Wolf Pack Invitational with a time of 17:43.53 for the 5K event. The junior from Naples, Florida barely beat out freshman Patrick Gallagher as the top Loyola finisher. The men’s team also took home the team title in the meet with 53 points barely edging out William Carey University and Xavier University by two and three points respectively.
The Kentwood Springs Water Student Athlete of the Week is awarded to Loyola student athletes who exemplify Ignatian values through excellence in the classroom, in the community and in competition.
“Annie ran hard and smart to help us secure a big win at our home meet. She has been running well after gaining experience throughout the past cross country and track seasons. She has been working hard during practice as we try to achieve our goal of 60 second separation between our first and fifth finishers,” said head cross country coach Andy Canegitta.
“Mike has been putting in a lot of long miles in training. He has been working hard to prepare for the season and I think he is more focused this year then he has been in the past. This is the beginning of a great season for him,” state coach Canegitta.
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