Washington and Lee senior Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending Aug. 30.
Shaw received the honor after helping lead the Washington and Lee women’s cross country team to a first-place finish at the Virginia Wesleyan Blue Marlin Invitational on Saturday morning. Competing in her first career cross country event, Shaw finished first out of 88 runners and crossed the finish line in 22:17.8, a full 20 seconds in front of the next closest competitor.
Shaw is competing in cross country for the first time this fall after earning All-America honors in track last spring. She has also been a member of the W&L swimming team for three years.
The Washington and Lee women's cross country team is currently ranked second in the South/Southeast Region and 32nd in Division III by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
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