Pair of cross-country freshmen win weekly accolades

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A pair of Navy cross-country freshmen won weekly honors on Tuesday for their efforts at the Salisbury Fall Classic. Sophie Compton (San Diego, Calif.) was named Naval Academy Athletic Association (NAAA) Athlete of the Week, presented by Northrop Grumman, while Justin Mumford (New Baden, Ill.) was named Patriot Men’s Rookie of the Week League.

Compton earned individual medalist honors in her first collegiate meeting, helping the Navy Women’s Cross Country Team to a decisive win at the 2022 Salisbury Fall Classic. Led by Compton, the Mids got a team-low 22 points to finish 19 points ahead of the second-place team. The freshmen’s time of 22:52.5 in the 6k race paced the Navy team which placed six of its top seven runners in the top 10.

Mumford placed fourth as an individual in the Salisbury Fall Classic in his first collegiate meeting, helping Navy to a team victory. He led the Mids with a time of 25:28.4 in the 8k race, finishing 16.5 seconds faster than the next Navy runner. Mumford helped lead the Mids to a low winning score of 46 points overall, winning the competition by seven points over the second-place team.

The Navy returns to action next Friday, as midshipmen head to University Park, Pa. to compete in the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational.

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