NEWTON, Mass. – Mount Ida freshman cross country runner Jessica Roberts (Mendon, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie & Runner of the Week by the GNAC on Monday afternoon.
Roberts finished third overall in the field with a time of 20:42 at the Lt. Travis J. Fuller Invitational held on the campus of Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Saturday morning. By posting a time of 20:42, she was nearly three minutes faster than any Mount Ida runner in the past three years. With her time of 20:42, Roberts also led Mount Ida to a fourth place finish with 87 points.
Roberts will lead the Green and White to the University of New England Invitational this weekend, Saturday, September 13th with race time slated for 10:45 AM.