DeLoreto Named NEC Athlete of the Week for Second Time This Season

(Fairfield, CT) - Kimberly DeLoreto (Hillsdale, NJ) was named Northeast Conference Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the second time this season Tuesday afternoon.

DeLoreto placed seventh out of 177 runners at the UAlbany Invitational on Saturday afternoon, She finished with a time of 17:56, her best time of the season and first of under 18:00 in 2010, leading the Pioneers to an eighth place finish out of 22 teams. The senior runner has finished first for Sacred Heart in each of the Pioneers' four meets this season. DeLoreto also earned NEC Athlete of the Week honors on September 28th after winning the Father Leeber S.J. Invitational at Fairfield University.

The 2009 NEC Cross Country Champion will attempt to defend her title in two weeks at the conference finale at Central Connecticut State University's Stanley Quarter Park course.