Sept. 18, 2007
Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Diane Nukuri, Iowa
Sr., Toronto, Ontario/Butler County CC
Nukuri covered the 4,000-meter course in 13:14 to win the Hawkeye Invitational and set a new course record. The Toronto, Ontario, native shattered the Ashton Cross Country record by nearly one minute (14:09 previous course record) as they Hawkeyes captured the event crown. This is Nukuri's second career weekly conference laurel.
Last IOWA Runner of the Week: Diane Nukuri (10/3/06)
Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Trent Hoerr, Illinois
Sr., Morton, Ill./Morton
Hoerr captured the 8K individual title and led Illinois to the team title at the 22-team Illinois Intercollegiate Championships last weekend. The Morton, Ill., native ran a personal best time of 23:54, placing him on the Top-10 Illinois Times by Distance Record. Hoerr earns the first weekly accolade of his career.
Last ILL Runner of the Week: Jason Bill (9/10/03)