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Hooray for Hannah

Hannah Wittman
Hannah Wittman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Belmont women's cross country senior Hannah Wittman (Lindenhurst, Ill.) used an incredible time against some of the nation's best last weekend to propel herself to another adidas® OVC Female Runner of the Week nod, as announced by the league on Tuesday.  It marks the third time she has received the honor this season.

The Lindenhurst, Ill., native earned her third OVC Runner of the Week nod of the season after cracking the top 10 out of 260 competitors in the Gold Race at the Greater Louisville Classic last weekend.  Wittman finished the 5K course in 17:12.72, setting a new PR while helping the Bruins take 17th overall in a competitive field of 30 squads, including five boasting national rankings.  Her time is also tops in the Ohio Valley Conference so far this season.

Her effort also helped Belmont maintain a spot among the top-15 teams in the South Region in the latest USTFCCCA poll, coming in at 11th.

Wittman and the rest of the Bruins return to action on Friday, October 16 at the Crimson Classic hosted by the University of Alabama.