MACON, Ga. – At the FGCU Cross Country Invitational on Friday, freshman Leigh Mumford gave the Eagles a sweep of the individual wins for the day, helping her earn her first career Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week award, the conference office announced on Wednesday.
Mumford made FGCU's first-ever home cross country meet memorable, winning the two-mile race by almost six seconds. Mumford, a freshman from Clemson, S.C., finished in 11:46.7, 5.7 seconds ahead of Miami's Katherine Woodard. Thanks to Mumford's win, the Eagles finished second in the team competition, behind the University of Miami and well ahead of Saint Thomas University.
The Eagles wrap up the 2009 season this weekend at the A-Sun Championships, held in DeLand, Fla. Both competitions will take place the morning of Saturday. The women’s race begins at 8:45 a.m.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.