Emily Craig Named Patriot League Rookie Runner of the Week
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – In recognition of a strong showing in her collegiate debut this past Saturday at Navy’s Salty Dog Invitational, freshman Emily Craig (Reistertown, Md.) was selected as the Patriot League’s MF Athlete Female Rookie Runner of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.
After sitting out the Mids’ season opener at Mount St. Mary’s during week one, Craig made her presence known on Saturday morning as she finished third of 92 runners with a time of 22:47.93 over 6,000 meters at the United State Naval Academy cross country course. The freshman bested the fourth-place finishing runner by over four seconds.
Between Craig’s third place results and sophomore Claire Ostrowski’s runner-up finish, the Navy women’s cross country team totaled 29 points and finished atop the eight-team leaderboard. Maryland ranked second with 47 points.
Next up for Craig and her Midshipmen teammates is competition at the William & Mary Collegiate Invitational on Friday at 6 p.m.