First-year Laila Hanson (Churchville, Md.) of the Goucher College women's cross country team was named the Landmark Conference's Athlete of the Week on Monday for the period ending Oct. 7, 2018.
Hanson nabbed this week's award from the Landmark after winning the Goucher Cross Country Classic on Saturday, as she finished the 6k course around campus in a time of 26:19.35 to take the race by almost a minute. With her performance, Hanson also paced Goucher to the team title in the event, as well.
The win in the home meet continued what has been a banner first season for Hanson at Goucher. Overall, she has led the Gophers in each of the five events they have competed in on the year, registering the fastest time on the squad in each race.
Hanson and the rest of the Goucher College women's cross country team returns to action on Saturday, October 27 as they take part in the 2018 Landmark Conference Championships. This year's event will be hosted by Elizabethtown at Union Canal Tunnel Park in Lebanon, Pa.