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Emily Durgin Tabbed BIG EAST Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Emily Durgin earns first career conference accolade.

Oct. 9, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Freshman Emily Durgin has been named this week’s BIG EAST Cross Country Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. Durgin has raced in each of UConn’s four meets of the 2012 season but Sunday was the first that she was the first Husky to cross the finish line. The Huskies finished 19th at this past weekend’s New England Championships.

Durgin, earnring her first career league accolade, placed 25th out of 251 runners at Sunday’s 5K competition and was the lone Husky to cross the line in the top-25 with a time of 18:00.26.  

The Huskies will return to running on Friday, October 12 at the Wisconsin Invitational in Madison. The race begins at 11 a.m.