FORT MYERS, Fla. – Competing against 269 runners at the Disney World Cross Country Classic at the Wide World of Sports Complex last Saturday, FGCU women’s cross country junior Barrie Cohen (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional HS) finished in seventh place at the 5K event. The effort earned FGCU its first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference Runner of the Week honor, announced by the league office on Wednesday.
Finishing with top times in each of the Eagles’ four events, Cohen placed seventh overall last Saturday with a time of 18:42.70. While helping the Green and Blue to a fourth place finish in the 28-team field, the Voorhees, N.J. product established a new season-best time, as well as, a new program-record for a junior, which was previously set at 18:55.00.
In her three seasons at FGCU, Cohen has penciled herself into the all-time record book, earning the program’s best 5K time of 18:13.62. Claiming six of FGCU’s top 10 times, the junior also holds four of the top five times for sophomores, in addition to, three of the top five for juniors.
Traveling to Orlando, Fla. for the second straight weekend, the Eagles are set to compete at the UCF Invitational on Friday evening at 6 p.m. It will be the Green and Blue’s final tune-up before competing at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship on Oct. 29. Results and recaps from the UCF Invite will be available at www.FGCUAthletics.com following the event.