Written by Andrew Capitelli (SJC-LI Sports Information)
Danbury, CT| The Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association (ECAC) released its list of weekly award winners on Wednesday afternoon, and amongst the honored were senior Erin MacDonell and freshman Meagan Haviland of the St. Joseph's College (L.I.) women's cross country team, who were named Metro Region Runner and Rookie of the Week, respectively.
MacDonell, who was named Skyline Conference Runner of the Week honor for the second time in as many weeks on Monday, turned in her second first-place finish of the season over the weekend. The Sayville, NY native posted a 6k time of 23:48.79, finishing 28 seconds quicker than any other competitor, as the women's cross country team took second out of 14 participating teams at Saturday's Purchase College Invitational. The defending Skyline Conference Runner of the Year and former three-time ECAC Metro Rookie of the Week, MacDonell is named Runner of the Week for the first time in her career.
The Skyline Conference's Women's Cross Country Rookie of the Week, Haviland finished seventh with a 6k time of 25:27.23 and was the highest-placing freshman at the Purchase College Invitational. The Sound Beach, NY native was SJC's second-best finisher in an outing that saw the Golden Eagles take second place. Last week, Haviland took fourth place at the SJC Friends and Alumni Meet in her first competitive race.