#TCCXC: Printiss named NJCAA Runner of the Week

Genevieve Printiss (far left) is the Eagles' first-ever Runner of the Week honoree. She set a school record in the 5K at last week's FSU Invitational. (photo courtesy of Michael Schwarz)
Genevieve Printiss (far left) is the Eagles' first-ever Runner of the Week honoree. She set a school record in the 5K at last week's FSU Invitational. (photo courtesy of Michael Schwarz)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (October 17, 2019) – Tallahassee Community College's Genevieve Printiss was named the NJCAA Female Runner of the Week on Wednesday. 

Printiss is the Eagles' first-ever runner to receive a weekly award by either the NJCAA or the U.S. Track & Field and Cross County Coaches Association. 

"Genevieve's achievement is impressive, but certainly not surprising," said head coach Gary Droze. "In the young history of our program, she has set not only TCC's 5K school record, but also the gold standard for devoted training. She simply does not miss workouts, and it continues to pay off for her and the team.

"A native of Carrabelle, Fla., Printiss, a sophomore, ran a school record time in the 5K at last Friday's Florida State University Invitational. 

Finishing with a time of 20:04.5, Printiss broke Meagan Giddens' school record of 20:06.7 to finish 99th overall in the field and tops among two-year runners.

Printiss and her running mates are now preparing for the FCSAA Championships, which will take place October 25 at Apalachee Regional Park.