Illinois, Michigan State Earn Men's Cross Country Weekly Honors

Michigan State's Aaron Simoneau has been named Big Ten men's cross country Co-Runner of the Week.

Michigan State's Aaron Simoneau has been named Big Ten men's cross country Co-Runner of the Week.

Sept. 21, 2010

PARK RIDGE, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference named Illinois' Colin Mickow and Michigan State's Aaron Simoneau as its men's cross country Co-Runners of the Week on Tuesday.

Big Ten Men's Cross Country Co-Runners of the Week
Colin Mickow, Illinois
Jr. - Princeton, Ill. - Princeton

Colin Mickow earns his first career weekly accolade after leading the Illini to the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships title on Friday. Mickow finished the 8,000-meter course in 24:26, good for a second-place finish. The junior was one of five Illinois runners to finish in the top 10, helping the team finish ahead of 38 other squads.

Last Illinois Runner of the Week: Jeremy Stevens (Sept. 23, 2008)

Aaron Simoneau, Michigan State
Jr. - Traverse City, Mich. - Manistee

Michigan State's Aaron Simoneau captured his first individual title at the Spartan Invitational on Friday en route to his first weekly conference honor. Simoneau crossed the finish line in 24:28, eclipsing his previous best 8,000-meter time by 50 seconds. The junior was joined in the individual top 10 by six other Spartan runners.

Last Michigan State Runner of the Week: Alex Russeau (Sept. 8, 2009)

2010 Big Ten Men's Cross Country Runners of the Week
Sept. 7: Vince McNally, Jr., PSU; Michael Brice, Fr., WIS
Sept. 14: Charles White, Jr., PUR
Sept. 21: Colin Mickow, Jr., ILL; Aaron Simoneau, Jr., MSU