Byrne Selected as the Patriot League Track-Athlete of the Week
April 1, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Senior Brigid Byrne (Vienna, Va.) has been selected as the Patriot League Women's Track and Field M-F Athletic Track-Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
In her first weekend of action of the 2013 outdoor season, Byrne won the 5,000m run at the Towson Invitational last Saturday with a time of 17:04.21. Byrne won the race by one minute and the time was 12 seconds under the ECAC-qualifying standard.
The time of 17:04.21 was Byrne's outdoor season personal best and the fourth-best outdoor 5K time in school history. Byrne's previous outdoor personal best was a 17:25.07.
Byrne earned ECAC All-East honors in the 5,000m during the 2013 indoor season and was the Patriot League runner-up in the 5K. Her 5K time at the ECAC Indoor Championship of 16:46.75 was the second-best indoor 5K time in school history.
This is Byrne's second track and field weekly honor of the 2013 season and the fourth of her career.
Navy will host Army in the outdoor Star Meet on Saturday at Ingram Field at 2:15 PM.