North Kingstown, R.I. native finishes seventh overall at NE-10 Championship
EASTON, Mass. (October 29, 2013) – Stonehill College freshman Aisha McAdams (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Cross Country Rookie of the Week, it was announced today by the league office.
McAdams earns this distinction for the first time in her career, following her seventh place finish at Sunday's Northeast-10 Championship, held on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Stonehill captured its fifth consecutive conference title, and 12th championship since 2000 with its decisive victory. The freshman was one of four Skyhawks to finish in the top-10 at the race, and the first overall freshman to finish, doing so in a personal best time of 18:40. McAdams' seventh-place effort also earned her First Team All-Northeast-10 honors.
The 2013 North Kingstown High School graduate has been impressive all season for the Skyhawks, beginning with a tenth-place finish in her first collegiate meet at the Shacklette Invitational on September 7th. She followed that up by posting a time of 23:44.08 at the 6-kilometer Division II Challenge on September 14th, good for 30th place, and then ran to an 11th place finish at the 33rd Annual Codfish Bowl (5k) on September 28th, doing so in 19:39.
In her most recent race prior to the Northeast-10 Championship, McAdams finished 114th out of 283 total participants, many of which represented Division I programs, at the New England Championships on October 12th.
While at North Kingstown High, McAdams was named team MVP in track and cross country all four years. She was named All-State in cross country as a freshman, junior, and senior, and also earned All-New England honors as a senior.
Stonehill returns to action on November 10th at the NCAA Division II East Regional Championships, held at Franklin Park in Dorchester, Mass., and hosted by Stonehill.