Willson earns NCAC Athlete of the Week honor in college debut

Emily Willson

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Denison women's cross country was recognized by the North Coast Athletic Conference on Tuesday afternoon after freshman Emily Willson was tabbed as the NCAC Athlete of the Week.

In her collegiate debut at the Sodexo Grizzly Invite in Shelbyville, Ind., Willson led the Big Red runners with a time of 24:29.90, good for a seventh-place finish out of 117 competitors. Willson, along with junior Erin O'Connor (14th – 25:24.90) and freshman Meagan Balch, helped DU tally a team score of 124 to open the 2018 campaign and finish the 6k race in fourth place overall.

Willson and the Big Red will return to action on Saturday, September 15 when they travel to Wheaton, Illinois to take part in the Gil Dodds Invitational at Wheaton College.