Goshu Wins Second Runner of the Week in JU History
Elsabeth Goshu joins Lindsey Moffenbier as the only two JU women's cross country student-athletes to win an A-Sun Runner of the Week award. <br><i>Courtesy JUDolphins.com</i>
Elsabeth Goshu joins Lindsey Moffenbier as the only two JU women's cross country student-athletes to win an A-Sun Runner of the Week award.
Courtesy JUDolphins.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

MACON, Ga. - Jacksonville’s Elsabeth Goshu’s 12th-place finish at the Mountain Dew Invitational earned her just the second female Runner of the Week award in program history, the conference office announced on Wednesday.

The junior from Denver ran the 10th-fastest time in school history with a time of 18:33.60 to finish 12th at the Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday. Her time also helped the Dolphins to a fourth place finish overall ahead of in-state rivals UCF (fourth), Miami (sixth) and UNF (seventh).

Goshu leads the Dolphins into the Mercer RunFit Sports Invitational on Saturday in Macon, Ga.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

Other Top Performers

Ashley Lehman, Lipscomb (Fr. - Harrisonburg, Va. - Elementary Education) -- Ashley earned her first top 10 collegiate finish, crossing the finish line ninth in a time of 18:58.47 in the 5-K Saturday at the Vanderbilt Invitational. Other teams in the field were Vanderbilt, Tennessee Tech, Emory, Lambuth and Rhodes.

Mollie Schlarman, Belmont (Sr. - Southgate, Ky. - Biology) -- Finished 11th at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 20 with a time of 19:06.96 and helped lead the team to a 4th place finish.

Emily Tangwar, USC Upstate (So. - Eldoret, Kenya - Nursing) -- Finished seventh of 160 runners with a time of 18:32, her second-best time of the year, leading the Spartans to a ninth-place finish. Tangwar's 18:32 finish was only six seconds slower than her 18:26 time that earned her first-place in the Eye Opener.