GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference office announced today that University of Southern Maine sophomore Morgan Beede (Augusta, Maine/Cony) has been named the women's cross country Runner of the Week for the week of September 12-18.
The LEC citation was the second of Beede's career. She was named the LEC Rookie Runner of the Week on one occasion (September 27, 2010) last year.
Competing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Shriners Invitational meet on Saturday, Beede was the top LEC finisher coming across the finish line in 20th place. She covered the 5,000-meter circuit in a time of 19 minutes, 17.47 seconds. Beede's time was more than a minute faster than last year, and she improved 97 places in the finishing order.
After taking this weekend off, the Huskies will return to action on October 1 (12:00 p.m.) when they run at the Bowdoin College Invitational.