NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – St. Bonaventure senior Emily Izydorczak has earned Atlantic 10 Women's Cross Country Performer of the Week honors after taking home a victory this past weekend.
Izydorczak paced the field at the Race in the Park last Saturday, winning the race against a field of 70 competitors.
She braved difficult conditions at Pleasant Ridge Park outside Erie as the hilly 5K course became slippery and muddy following heavy morning rains. The Orchard Park, N.Y. native was able to cross the finish line in 20:00.7, winning the race by nearly eight seconds.
It was the second race win of Izydorczak's career – she also won at last year's Anderson Invitational.
She is the first Bonnies women's cross country student-athlete to receive Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week honors since Kerry Caher did so four times during the 2014 season.
St. Bonaventure returns to action next weekend at the Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday morning.
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