Hong Earns Second Cross Country Rookie of the Week

PHILADELPHIA – On Wednesday, week three Cross Country Athletes of the Week were announced by HepsTrack.com, and University of Pennsylvania freshman Abby Hong earned her second Female Rookie of the Week honor. The first repeat winner for the 2014 season, Hong was part of the 2-3-4-5-6 finish on a muddy course at the Main Line Invitational last Thursday.

In the second meet of the season, Hong crossed the line at 17:07.10 for a third place finish in the three-mile race close behind junior Elyssa Gensib, who placed second at 17:02.40. Fellow freshman Kylene Cochrane finished after Hong for fourth place with a time of 17:19.20. Sophomore Ashley Montgomery and junior Gabrielle Cuccia rounded out the top five runners at 17:19.50 and 17:21.70, respectively.

The Quakers split up this weekend as the top runners will compete at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday in South Bend, while the others will race in the Paul Short Run on Saturday hosted by Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa.