Spartans’ Ashley Schnell named SoCon Runner of the Month 11-02-2011

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG senior Ashley Schnell has been recognized as the Southern Conference Runner of the Month for the month of October, the league office announced on Thursday.

The Lincoln, Neb. native won the Southern Conference Championship on Oct. 29 for the second-straight year with a time of 16:33.10 on the 5K course, setting a new school record by 46 seconds. Schnell's time also set a new league record by 20 seconds.

She is also just one of seven runners in Southern Conference history who has won the individual title more than once.

Earlier in the month, Schnell claimed top individual honors at the Panorama Farms Invitational. Her time of 21:03 on the 6k course easily gave her the victory by 10 seconds.

The Spartans will return to action on Nov. 12 at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Louisville, Ky.

- UNCG -

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