William Smith College Cross Country senior Emily D'Addario (Farmington) has enjoyed a remarkable collegiate running career. After an injury ended her soccer career, she took up running as a junior. In her first season as a Heron harrier, D'Addario won five of the 11 races she entered and became just the second William Smith runner to compete in the NCAA National Championship.
D'Addario earned eight weekly awards last season in addition to the Liberty League Rookie of the Year and first team all-conference honors. She seems focused on improving on her debut season with six weekly awards to her credit already this season and it's still September.
D'Addario was named the Metro/Upstate Runner of the Week by the ECAC today. It's the second time she's earned the award. D'Addario has also earned the Liberty League Women's Cross Performer of the Week award three times and graced the Liberty League's weekly honor roll once.
Her latest accolades come on the heels of her seventh career victory. D'Addario won the Highlander Invitational at Houghton College on Saturday, clocking a 5-kilometer time of 18:16.82 that was more than 36 seconds ahead of the runner up.
D'Addario has won nearly half of the collegiate races she's entered, crossing the finish line first in seven of 15 races.
William Smith will wrap up the season's opening month at the Geneseo Invitational at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Submitted by William Smith College.