CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a solid performance over the weekend, sophomore Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) of the University of New Hampshire women's cross country team was named the America East Performer of the Week, announced by the league Tuesday afternoon.
Beattie recorded a fifth-place finish in the 72-runner field at the five-team Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 10. She raced through the 5-kilometer course in 17:27 to lead the Wildcats to a third-place team finish. Her efforts helped UNH climb from unranked status to No. 10 in the latest Northeast Regional Poll, recently released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Wildcats return to action on Friday, Sept. 23 when they visit Maine at 3 p.m.