Sports In Brief

Trio of Colonials earn weekly A-10 accolades

Three GW athletes earned Atlantic 10 weekly awards for their performances last weekend.

Senior women’s cross-country team member Megan Hogan was named A-10 Performer of the Week in cross-country Monday after placing fourth out of 304 runners at the 2010 Penn State Invitational in State College, Penn. The 2010 All-American finished the 6K course in 20:36, finishing 13 seconds out of first place and 30 seconds better than she did on the same course last year.

Two swimmers swept the A-10 Performer of the Week awards, which were also announced Monday. Freshman Caroline Myers won the women’s award after winning the 500-yard freestyle, the 400-yard individual medley and the 1650-yard freestyle over the weekend in a meet against American University and Catholic. Myers also finished second in the 200-yard individual medley.

Fellow freshman Spencer Neff earned the men’s A-10 Performer of the Week award in swimming. The Gig Harbor, Wash., native won the 1650-yard freestyle, placed second in the 500-yard freestyle and third in the 200-yard freestyle.

Number Crunch: 2

The number of A-10 Rookie of the Week honors that freshmen Rachael Goss and Alex Neal have won this season.

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