CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia first-year cross country performer Mia Barnett (La Crescenta, Calif.) has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Women’s Co-Freshman of the Week following her collegiate debut.
Racing at Panorama Farms during the Virginia Invitational, Barnett was impressive leading an eight-team field to victory. She ended her 5k race with a time of 17:13.7 to help the Cavaliers claim the women’s title with just 17 points. She led the race from the 2k mark and placed almost 12 seconds ahead of runner-up teammate Helena Lindsay.
The Cavaliers return to competition on Oct. 1 when they race at the Notre Dame Invitational.