Cory Loftis Named Patriot League Rookie Of The Week

Sept. 9, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman Cory Loftis (Branford, Conn.) has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, for competition from September 1-7. Loftis helped lead the Holy Cross men's cross country team to a first place finish at the Blue Devil Invitational, held in New Britain, Conn., on Friday, Sept. 5.

At the Blue Devil Invitational, Loftis had the fourth-best time on the team, and placed sixth overall. In the first meet of his collegiate career, he finished the eight-kilometer course in a time of 28:06. The victory was the second straight at the Blue Devil Invitational for the Crusaders, who also won the event in 2007.

Holy Cross returns to action on Friday, Sept. 19, when it takes part in the National Catholic Championship, in Notre Dame, Ind.