WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Kathleen Brekka (Hubbardston, Mass.) has been named the AT&T Crusader of the Week, for competition from April 16-22. Brekka helped lead the Holy Cross women's outdoor track and field team to a first place finish in a home meet against six other schools last weekend.
During Saturday's meet at the Hart Track, Brekka set a new school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:26.84. She improved on the old record by nearly a full second, breaking the mark which had previously been held by Claire Luke (11:27.76 at the Northeastern Invitational on April 11, 2009). Brekka's time also qualified her for the 2012 New England Championship in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Holy Cross returns to action on Sunday, April 29, when it takes part in the Brown Springtime Invitational.