ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis University senior cross country standout Hilary Orf (Ballwin, Mo./Marquette) earned a spot on Team USA for next month's 2012 NACAC Cross Country Championships. This marks the first time a member of the Billiken cross country program will compete for the Red, White and Blue. The event is set for Saturday, March 17, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
"This is a great honor for Hilary and the Billiken program," SLU head coach Jon Bell said. "Opportunities to represent your country in the sports of cross country and track and field do not come along often. Everyone associated with our program is happy and excited for Hilary."
Orf will run in the Women's Senior 6K race. She qualified for the international meet after posting an eighth-place 8K time of 28:01.3 in the USA Cross Country Championship earlier this month at Forest Park in St. Louis.
This honor adds to her growing list of accolades. This past fall, Orf garnered All-Region honors at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Regional, claimed runner-up honors at the Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Cross Country Championships and was three times tabbed the women's cross country A-10 Performer of the Week.