KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island graduate student Lotte Black has been named the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Performer of the Week this week for the second time this season. She was named Co-Performer of the Week just two weeks ago.
Black led the Rams with her seventh place finish at the Lehigh Paul Short Invitational Saturday. The URI all-time best mark of 19:55.4 was the best finish in a 6k race course since 2005 (Cindy Smith, 21:08). It was the second record shattered in as many meets for the grad student, who returns to competition this year after missing the last two years due to injury.
Rhody returns to competition this Saturday at the New England Championship. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m.