Bumbalough Named BIG EAST Cross Country Athlete of the Week
BIG EAST Cross Country Athlete of the Week Andrew Bumbalough

BIG EAST Cross Country Athlete of the Week Andrew Bumbalough

Oct. 8, 2009

WASHINGTON – After a record-breaking finish on the Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, graduate student Andrew Bumbalough (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) of the 10th-ranked Georgetown University men’s cross country team earned BIG EAST Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors, the league announced on Thursday (Oct. 8).

Bumbalough ran a 23:54 at the 8,000-meter race to set a course record at the University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, Wis., claiming first place among the 126 participants - 33 of which came from the BIG EAST. His time helped the Hoyas finish second in the 13-team field that included two other BIG EAST schools in Syracuse and Marquette.

Bumbalough – a five-time All-American – won last year’s 8,000-meter race at the BIG EAST Championship (23:55) to pace the team as it took home the conference title. He also won the 2008 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, covering the five-mile course in 31:36. The Tennessee native was recognized as Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field / Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for his efforts.

The Hoyas will resume competition on Friday (Oct. 16) when they travel to State College, Pa., for the Penn State National.


 

 

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