Second Win of Season Leads to Sauers’ Second CACC Runner of the Week Award

Second Win of Season Leads to Sauers’ Second CACC Runner of the Week Award

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – For the second time this season, Elizabeth Sauers has been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week after winning an event.

Sauers was the first collegiate competitor to finish as the University of the Sciences women's cross country team placed second for the second time this season at the Jack Saint Clair Memorial Championship at Belmont Plateau on Saturday afternoon.

The sophomore also won the season-opening Wilmington Invitational, which led to her winning the first CACC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week award of the season on Sept. 5.

In a race that came down to Sauers and Sarah Nellis of Jefferson University, Sauers edged out the senior by 3.3 seconds with a time of 25:14.4 on the 6k course. The two were more than 30 seconds ahead of the third place finisher.

The time for Sauers was the fourth-fastest 6k at Belmont Plateau since University of the Sciences began running the 6k at the course in 2013. 

The USciences men's and women's cross country teams will take next weekend off before returning to action at the CACC Championships hosted at White Clay Creek State Park in Newark, Del. on Sunday, Oct. 22.