September 6, 2018--Mount St. Mary's cross country runners Maddie Kole and Nicolas Fransham each collected Northeast Conference weekly honors for their performances last Friday at the season opening Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals. Kole was selected as the NEC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week while Fransham was named the NEC's Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week.
Kole began her junior season with a fifth-place finish at the Mount's 5K Duals on Friday. The 2016 NEC Rookie of the Year finished the course with a time of 18:51.56. This is the third time Kole has won NEC Athlete of the Week honors during her Mount career. A senior, Fransham finished in third place overall at the Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals, traversing the course in a time of 15:52.98. An All-NEC performer in each of the past two seasons, Fransham collects his second career NEC Athlete of the Week honor.
The Mountaineers return to action on September 22 at the Messiah Invitational.