Presque Isle - UMPI's Valentine Degiovanni was named North Atlantic Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending October 21st. Degiovanni earned Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this Fall and she has also, been named overall Runner of the Week in the NAC one time this season.
The freshman from Nice, France most recently ran a very strong race winning the Thomas College Invitational on Friday. Valentine held the lead at the mile mark and maintained that lead throughout the meet. Her time of 20:23 over the three miles was set up by her 6:18 opening mile and her finish was 10 seconds better than the 2nd place runner.
Degiovanni will look to lead the UMPI Owls Women's Cross Country Team in the NAC Championships on Sunday October 28th, to be held in Belfast.