TUWEI AND BURCHAM CHOSEN CACC RUNNERS OF THE WEEK
NEW HAVEN, CT - Fred Tuwei of Holy Family University and Danielle Burcham of Wilmington University have been chosen Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Male and Female Runners of the Week. Wilmington's Bill Steele and Georgian Court University's Justine Berger were tabbed Rookies of the Week.
Tuwei, a junior from Nairobi, Kenya, won the individual title at the CACC Championship on Saturday at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia. He crossed the finish line in 26:57.48 and won the race by 32 seconds.
Burcham, a senior from Bel Air, MD, won her second consecutive CACC individual championship on Saturday, crossing the finish line in 19:52.68. She was the only female to break 20 minutes on the sloppy, muddy course.
Steele, a freshman from Conowingo, MD, was the top rookie finisher at the CACC Championship, placing third in a time of 27:48.56. He led Wilmington to a second place finish at the event.
Berger, a freshman from Middletown, NJ, was the first rookie finisher at the CACC Championship, completing the 5K course in 20:20.15 to place third overall. She led GCU to a runner-up finish at the championship. Berger has been named CACC Rookie of the Week seven times in eight weeks this season.
Concordia - Each member of the Clipper women's cross country
team improved their times from last week by over two minutes each.
Georgian Court - Justine Berger, the 2009 CACC Rookie of the Year, was the Lions' top finisher in every meet she competed in (seven overall). She becomes the second GCU runner to win Rookie of the Year since 2001 (Heather Miara, '07).
Holy Family - Fred Tuwei became the first Tiger runner to be the
CACC Runner of the Year after winning the CACC Championship Meet on
Saturday at Belmont Plateau. He posted a time of 26:57.48 and won
the event by 32 seconds. The win is Tuwei's fifth of 2009. As a
team, Holy Family came in sixth. Holy Family wraps up the cross
country season at the NCAA East Regional Meet on Saturday, November
7 at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.