Senior Valentin Lenz and sophomore Colett Rampf earned Sunshine State Conference Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for their performances at the Disney Classic.
This is Rampf’s eighth Runner of the Week for her career, and fourth of this season. Her second place finish in the Disney Classic 5K race was only 2.9 seconds behind winner Sophia Meehan of Johns Hopkins University, with a time of 17:44.40, which was good enough to help the women’s team finish third overall as a team. This time also set a record as the fastest true 5K race in Saint Leo history.
Lenz now has his second Runner of the Week award, his first since Oct. 15, 2012, when he was a freshman. Finishing the Disney Classic 8K race in 25:12.80, Lenz’s performance was good enough for fourth overall, leading the men’s team to a third place finish in the event. Lenz’s run was his second best race time at that distance, and was also slotted in as the fifth best run in Saint Leo’s men’s history.
Both teams are off this week, to practice for the 2015 Sunshine State Conference Championships that occur Saturday, Oct. 24, at Holloway Park in Lakeland, Fla.