WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- University of Saint Joseph junior Kaneen Gomez-Hixson (Wethersfield, Conn.) earned the final Great Northeast Athletic Conference Runner of the Week award, it was announced Monday.
Gomez-Hixson finished 92nd in a field of 390 runners as the Blue Jays concluded their season in the prestigious NCAA New England Region Meet at Harkness Memorial State Park.
She ran the 6K course in 23 minutes, 34.2 seconds. She won the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Meet on Oct. 31, earning conference Runner of the Year honors. Saturday, she finished ahead of the other 40 runners from GNAC schools that competed. Margaret McCaffrey, of Lasell, the GNAC runner-up to Gomez-Hixson two weeks ago, was the second conference finisher Saturday in 137th overall (24:14.1), nearly 40 seconds behind Gomez-Hixson.