September 20, 2011

Faulkner Named Runner of the Week

Written by Chris Pendleton

BEREA, Ky.—Southern Virginia University women's cross country runner Tori Faulkner was named Runner of the Week today by the USCAA after the freshman from Mesa, Ariz. finished third overall at the Berea College Invitational last Saturday.

Faulkner completed the 5K course at Berea, Ky. in 20:03—her fastest 5K time of season—making her the top freshman finisher in the 81-runner race and helping Southern Virginia place second out of ten teams that competed in the invitational.

Faulkner has been the Knights' top finisher in all three of her races this season, coming in second at the Southern Virginia Home Opener 5K on Sept. 3 and tenth at the Washington and Lee 6K one week ago.