Michigan's O'Lionaird and Michigan State's Bush Earn Weekly Cross Country Honors
Sept. 16, 2008
Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Nicole Bush, Michigan State
Bush takes home her first weekly accolade after placing first in the Spartan Invitational over the weekend. The Wyoming, Mich., native clocked in at 21:12 when she completed the 6,000-meter course, 25 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. As a team, all seven Spartans finished in the top eight.
Last Michigan State Runner of the Week: Alissa McKaig (9/4/07)
O’Lionaird placed first in the men’s portion of the Spartan Invitational with a time of 24:44 on the 8,000-meter course. The sophomore has two top-three finishes this season after taking third place at the Michigan Open to start the year. This is O’Lionaird’s first career weekly award.
Last Michigan Runner of the Week: Lex Williams (9/2/08)