York, PA (May 5, 2015) – YORK, Pa. — Lydia Cromwell has been honored as the Capital Athletic Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week after the junior standout pieced together a memorable performance during the Tribe Invitational at William & Mary’s Zable Stadium on Saturday.
Kicking off the outdoor season, Cromwell excelled in the 3000-meter steeplechase. During the event, she recorded a time of 11:53.91, which placed her second overall and first among non-Division I competitors. That clocking also shaved 96 seconds off her previous PR and moved her to fifth on the program’s all-time performance list.
Guided by that effort, Cromwell currently ranks 15th in the nation in the steeplechase.
Saturday’s performance continues an outstanding junior campaign for Cromwell. During the indoor season, she finished third in the conference in the 3000 and fifth in the mile while helping lead the Captains to their second straight CAC championship. Additionally, the Round Hill, Virginia native secured All-League and All-Region nods during the cross country season while guiding CNU to its first-ever berth in the NCAA Championships.
During her career, Cromwell is a three-time All-Conference honoree in cross country. She also ranks among the top-10 all-time at CNU in three track events and helped guide the indoor Distance Medley Relay unit to a program record in 2013 as well.
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