Fallston graduate Jenny Howard was named Big 10 Freshman of the Yearin women's cross country last week.
A freshman at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Howard finished eighth in the Big 10 Championships on Nov. 2 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
The three-time Class 2A state champ completed the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 20.3 seconds. The winner, Michigan State's Misty Allison, ran 17:58.7.
Howard was the second finisher for Wisconsin,which won the team title. A fall at the starting line probably cost Howard a spot on the All Big 10 team. The top seven make the team andHoward was edged at the wire to miss the team by .3 seconds.