Sept. 14, 2009
Loyola's Kate Cervo has been named the MAAC Women's Runner of the Week the league office announced Monday. It marks Cervo's first career MAAC weekly honor.
In her first race of the season, Cervo led the Greyhounds to a seventh place team finish at the Navy/Salty Seadog Invitational in Annapolis with a 23rd place individual finish. Her time of 23:48.77 on the 6k (3.5 miles) course bested nearly 90 other runners in a competitive field, which featured the likes of nationally-ranked, Georgetown and Navy.
Cervo is coming off a fourth place finish in the 2008 MAAC Championships held at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex. Her fourth place was the highest finish for a Loyola woman at the MAAC meet since Andrea Rovegno took fourth in 2006, while her time of 22:00.61 also was the sixth-best in program history.
Greyhounds' cross country is back in action Saturday, September 19 when they travel to Riverdale, NY to take on Van Cortlandt Park at the Iona Meet of Champions. Van Cortlandt Park, which is rated one of the nation's toughest cross country courses, is used for the Northeast Regional Championships of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships as well as numerous college championships each fall.