Schnell named SoCon Runner of the Week 09-20-2011

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG's Ashley Schell has been named the Southern Conference women's cross country Runner of the Week for her performance at the Elon Invitational Saturday, the league office announced on Wednesday.

Schnell, the 2010 Southern Conference Runner of the Year, won the Elon Invitational title with a time of 17:19, which was 27 seconds better than her nearest competitor.

In addition, Schnell not only broke the course record by 28 seconds, but also the UNCG school record of 17:37 that she set last year at the Greater Louisville Classic.

Schnell and the rest of the UNCG squad will travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to compete in the Paul Short Run on Sept. 30.


2011 Southern Conference Women's Runners of the Week
Week 1: Erin Barker, Furman
Week 2: Morgan Denecke, Elon
Week 3: Ashley Schnell, UNCG

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