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AHS grad Johnson earns NEAC honors

September 19, 2012
By The Leader-Herald ( , The Leader Herald

GANSEVOORT - The North Eastern Athletic Conference announced Tuesday that SUNY Cobleskill sophomore Rebekah Johnson, an Amsterdam graduate, has been named the league's Female Cross Country Student-Athlete-of-the-Week for the week ending Sept. 17.

This marks the second consecutive week that Johnson has been honored by the NEAC with the Female Cross Country Student-Athlete-of-the-Week award.

Johnson continued her strong season for the Fighting Tigers by placing 10th overall in the field of 97 runners at the 2012 Airfield Invitational hosted by SUNY Oneonta at Fortin Park in Oneonta on Saturday by covering the 6,000-meter course in a time of 23:57 which is the fastest time ever recorded by a SUNY Cobleskill female runner in a 6,000-meter race.

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Amsterdam graduate Rebekah Johnson, a sophomore at SUNY?Cobleskill, was named the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s Female Cross Country Student-Athlete-of-the-Week for the second straight week. (Photo submitted)

Led by her performance, the Orange & Black posted a team score of 119 points to place fifth in a field of 11 teams.

The Fighting Tigers will next be in action Sept. 29 when they travel to Newburgh for the 2012 Knight Invitational hosted by Mount Saint Mary College at Chadwick State Park beginning at 11 a.m.



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