Sept. 17, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- UAB's Elinor Kirk picked up her second Conference USA Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor of the season when she was tabbed for the honor Tuesday by the league office.
Kirk captured the individual title for the second time in as many meets last Saturday as the UAB graduate student won the Azalea City Classic in Mobile, Ala. Kirk clocked a time of 21:11 to finish the 6K race 14 seconds ahead of the runner-up finisher.
Kirk led a UAB finish of 1-3-4-5-7 as the Blazers easily claimed their second team championship of the fall season, besting nine other teams.
This marks Kirk's second career and of the season C-USA Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor. Kirk also was named the league's Athlete of the Week following her performance two weeks ago in the Blazers' opening meet of the season as she won the Troy Invitational.