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AHS grad earns honors

November 4, 2012
By The Leader-Herald ( , The Leader Herald

COBLESKILL - The SUNY Cobleskill Department of Sport and Exercise announced Monday that sophomore Rebekah Johnson, an Amsterdam High School graduate and member of the women's cross-country team, has been named the department's Fighting Tiger Athlete-of-the-Week.

Johnson led the Fighting Tigers to their fourth consecutive North Eastern Athletic Conference women's cross country championship at the league's championship meet hosted by Penn State Abington at Lorimer Park in Abington, Pa. on Oct. 27.

Johnson earned all-NEAC first-team honors for the second consecutive season, placing second overall in the field of 87 runners at the meet by covering the hilly 5,000-meter course in a time of 21:55.

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Amsterdam graduate, Rebekah Johnson, a sophomore on the SUNY Cobleskill women’s cross-country team, was recently named the department’s Fighting Tiger Athlete-of-the-Week. (Photo submitted)

Led by her effort, Cobleskill posted a team score of 34 points to finish at the top spot in the 12-team field.

The Fighting Tigers return to action Saturday when they travel to the NCAA North Atlantic Division III Regional Championship hosted by the University of Rochester at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester beginning at noon.



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