Samford track has SoCon runner of the week

Samford junior Lauren D'Alessio has been named the SoCon Women's Runner of the Week, announced by the league office Wednesday.  She earned the honor thanks to a fifth-place showing at this past weekend's Greater Louisville Classic.

D'Alessio finished fifth overall in the 5k gold heat in Louisville, Ky., crossing the line at 17:06.47, which leads the conference.  She has led the team in every meet so far this season, including first-place finishes at the Auburn Invitational and the Samford/UAB Dual Meet.

The cross country teams resume competition on Saturday, Oct. 15 when they head to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Alabama Crimson Classic.