UMass Dartmouth junior Jessica O’Reilly was named as the Little East Conference Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week on Monday morning following her fourth place individual finish for the Corsairs at the season-opening Fitchburg State Jim Sheehan Memorial Invitational last Saturday.
O’Reilly, a native of Millis, Mass. and a graduate of Millis High School, covered the 5K layout in a time of 19:45 in a field of 109 competitors, as she led Head Coach Mike Salem’s squad to fourth place in the final team standings. Jessica, who finished fourth in the race for the second straight season, ran 59 seconds faster than her 2017 time of 20:44 in the event.
The Corsairs return to action on Saturday, September 15th by hosting the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on the Bob Dowd Cross Country Coach beginning at 11:15 am EDT.