Hirko Snags Women's #ASunXC Runner of the Week Honor

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MACON, Ga. - ETSU Katie Hirko paced for Atlantic Sun Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week Honors as announced by the league's office on Wednesday.

Hirko led the Buccaneers to a fifth-place team finish out of 27 teams with her time of 18:01.54. This marks the third-straight meet Hirko has led the Bucs.

Hirko sets her sights on her second-career A-Sun Championship meet after she was named Freshmen of the Year at the 2012 meet.

Atlantic Sun Women's Runner of the Week - Oct. 23rd
Quick Bio Accomplishments
  Katie Hirko

• Sophomore
• Oley, Pa.
• Pre-Nutrition

• Third Career A-Sun Runner of the Week award; Second this season
• Finished fourth out of 216 runners at the Blue Ridge Open
• Time of 18:01.54 paced the Bucs and led all A-Sun competitors
• Propelled the Buccaneers to a fifth-place finish out of 27
• Currently averages a tenth-place finish after four competitive meets

Next ETSU Meet: A-Sun Championship ; Saturday, Nov. 2nd                        
Other Nominees: Linda Wrede. Mercer; Alessandra Valdes, North Florida; Essence Jackson, USC Upstate
2013 Atlantic Sun Women's Cross Country Weekly Awards
Date Runner of the Week (School)
Sept. 4 Sally Larson (Lipscomb)
Sept. 11 Amanda Spring (Stetson)
Sept. 18 Kelly Perzanowski (FGCU)
Sept. 25 Dani Walker (Lipscomb)
Oct. 2 Alessandra Valdes (North Florida)
Oct. 9 Sally Larson (Lipscomb) / Katie Hirko (ETSU)
Oct. 16 Svenja Meyer (Jacksonville)
Oct. 23 Katie Hirko (ETSU)