WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons' Sarah Bohan (Guilford, Conn.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week of November 7-13, it was announced today by the league.
Bohan earns the honor in the GNAC's final reporting period. The accolade marks the second time this season that she has been recognized by the conference. She was also tabbed the league's Rookie of the Week for the week of October 3-9.
The sophomore was the Sharks' top finisher at the NCAA Division III New England Regionals Championship on November 12 with a personal-record time of 23:12.91 to place 86th overall in the six kilometer race at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass. Her time was also the fastest among any GNAC competitor in the field.
The Guilford High School product has consistently been one of the top runners in the conference and for Simmons this season, finishing first among all Sharks in three of six meets on the season. Bohan placed 10th at the GNAC Championship with a mark of 20:23 at historic Franklin Park in Dorchester, Mass. on October 29 to earn Second Team All-Conference distinction and help the Sharks to tie for the lowest team score at the title meet. She turned in a personal-best five-kilometer time of 20:10 to finish 24th at the 36th Annual Women's Codfish Bowl on September 24 at Franklin Park.
Simmons cross country enjoyed its best season since the program was resurrected prior to the 2011 season. The Sharks finished second at the GNAC Championship after being edged in a tie-breaker by Norwich University and posted their highest NCAA finish as well with a 24th-place showing. The squad also finished second among Division III teams at the Codfish Bowl and the Seventh Annual Fens Classic on September 3.