Sept. 25, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - Junior Gian Caccia has been named the MAAC Cross Country Runner of the Week after leading the Loyola men to a second-place finish at the Great American Cross Country Festival in Hoover, Ala. last Saturday. Caccia placed third overall in the race, leading four Greyhounds to Top-25 finishes.
Caccia's performance helped the Loyola men to their best finish at a major event in recent memory. The Manhattan, N.Y. native has emerged as a top runner over the past two weekends, running a very fast 25:50 at Navy on September 16 to help Loyola place fifth as a team.
Caccia is Loyola's first MAAC Runner of the Week this year. Caccia and the Greyhounds run at the Iona Meet of Champions in Van Cortlandt Park this Saturday morning at 9:30 p.m.