Keown named AE Performer of the Week, women's cross country No. 8 in region

Annie Keown impressed against the nation's elite at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown

Oct. 1, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. -Annie Keown of the Stony Brook women's cross country team has been selected America East Performer of the Week after finishing eighth overall and first among runners from the conference at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown Friday, Sept. 27.

Keown, an Auckland, New Zealand product, clocked in at 17:28 in the 5K event while racing against student-athletes from three of the top-10 teams in the nation (No. 1 Providence, No. 3 Oregon and No. 9 Cornell) and two America East foes in New Hampshire and Hartford.

The senior's efforts helped the Seawolves finish sixth out of 14 teams and catapult to a season-best No. 8 in the USTFCCCA Northeast Regional Rankings. They were slotted at No. 12 in the previous three polls.

Both cross country teams will return to action at the Pre-National Meet hosted by Indiana State Oct. 19.