WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Emily Hughes (Milton, Mass.) has been named the AT&T Crusader of the Week, for competition from August 27-September 2. Hughes led the Holy Cross women's cross country team to a sixth place finish at the Harry Lang Invitational, which was held on the campus of Colgate University on Saturday.
At the Harry Lang Invitational, Hughes led the Crusaders by finishing in 14th place overall in a time of 16:49.0. In a meet which included Patriot League rivals Bucknell, Colgate and Navy, only seven runners from the conference clocked a faster time than Hughes.
The Harry Lang Invitational marked the third straight meet in which Hughest posted the top time on the team. She previously accomplished the feat in the final two races of the 2011 season, at the NCAA Northeast Regional and the ECAC Championship.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, Sept. 8, when they travel to Smithfield, R.I., for the Nassaney Invitational.