Najimy earned Runner of the Week accolades, helping the Sharks to a third-place finish at the Runnin' Monks 6K Invitational in Standish, Maine. Additionally, Najimy finished third overall as an individual, and the first GNAC runner to cross the finish line, posting a time of 25:02.1. Simmons third-place performance was the highest finish of any GNAC program.
Cain received Rookie of the Week honors, crossing the finish line with a time of 28:16.2, good for 29th in the 60-runner field.
Simmons returns to the course on Saturday, Oct. 16 with the Suffolk Invitational at Franklin Park in Dorchester, Mass.