October 12, 2009

Samantha Silvers Named Moe's Athlete of the Week

DAHLONEGA, GA – Samantha Silvers has been named the Moe’s Southwest Grill North Georgia Athlete of the Week after leading the women’s cross country team to a 5th place finish over the weekend announced this afternoon by the Sports Information Office.

The freshman posted the team’s fastest time of the year at the Jacksonville State University Foothills Invitational, running the 5,000-meter course in 20:26 to finish 21st overall in the field of over 90 athletes from 10 different schools.

The Marietta, Ga., native paced out at just over 6:30.00 miles in the event to record her fastest collegiate time by nearly 45 seconds. Silvers has posted three top 30 finishes this season with her highest finish coming at Jacksonville State’s Strut’s Season opener, crossing the line in 17 place in her first collegiate race.

North Georgia will now prepare for the Peach Belt Conference Championships hosted in two weeks by UNC Pembroke at Luther Britt Park in Lumberton, North Carolina.