NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – VCU Track and Field freshman Verna Hilaire-Lee was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week following an impressive performance in the 200-meter race at the George Mason Invitational this past weekend.
The Winchester, Va. native placed seventh out of 70 runners in the event, running a personal-best time of 24.58 seconds. The time ranks eighth on VCU's top 10 list.
Hilaire-Lee joins junior Jaleesa Williams, who was named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week earlier this month, to be named for an Atlantic 10 weekly honor during the outdoor season.
VCU returns to action this weekend at the CNU Invite and the Vanderbilt Invitational on April 19-20.