Amber Valimont and Valerie Palermo Sweep Atlantic 10 Weekly Awards
Amber Valimont

Oct. 21, 2013

Senior Amber Valimont (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield) and freshman Valerie Palermo (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) swept the Atlantic 10's weekly cross country awards. Valimont was named the Performer of the week while Palermo was tabbed the Rookie of the Week.

Valimont led the Dukes to a team victory at the 25-team field Princeton Invitational with a time of 21:27 (6k). Her time was good for a third-place overall finish as the Dukes defeated A-10 foes La Salle, Saint Joseph's and Fordham.

Valerie Palermo

Palermo was the top freshman finisher for the Dukes with a time of 22:00 (6k). She recorded a ninth-place overall finish at Princeton which was a top-three time for the Dukes.



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