Gallagher, Tauber Named Cross Country Runners of the Week
RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 25, 2012) - Northeastern's Wesley Gallagher and Towson's Elizabeth Tauber have been selected as the CAA Cross Country Runners of the week following first and second-place finishes in their respective meets last weekend.
Gallagher finished first overall at the Ted Owen Invitational in New Britain, Conn. and led the Huskies to the team championship. Gallagher's time of 25:29.43 in the 8k bested his previous career best at the Nassaney Invitational by 17 seconds. Northeastern had four top-15 finishers, including Stephen Sollowin, who finished third with a time of 25:58.32.
Tauber placed second overall in the Towson Invitational 5K at Oregon Ridge Park. Tauber's time of 19:00.86 helped the Tigers win their seventh straight team title at the event. Towson placed five runners among the top 11 finishers, including Emma Tobin, who finished fifth with a time of 19:19.20 to set a personal record.
The CAA continued to have a strong presence in this week's USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Regional Cross Country Rankings. William & Mary and George Mason were ranked seventh and ninth in the Southeast Rankings on the men's side. The Tribe was also seventh in the Southeast Rankings on the women's side, while Delaware stayed at 11th in the Mid-Atlantic Rankings.