Big Ten Names Cross Country Runners of the Week

Sept. 30, 2008

Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week

Lisa Senakiewich, Michigan State
Sr., Davidson, Mich. / Davidson

Senakiewich paced the first-place Michigan State squad at the William & Mary Inter-Regional over the weekend as seven Spartan runners placed within the top 10.  The Davidson, Mich., native finished first overall, covering the 6K course in a time of 21:03.1, marking her first career gold-medal performance.  Senakiewich garners her first Big Ten Runner of the Week accolade.

Last Michigan State Runner of the Week:  Nicole Bush (9/16/08)

Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week

Hassan Mead, Minnesota
So., Minneapolis, Minn. / South

At the Roy Griak Invitational, Mead broke a 27-year old mark as he became the fastest Gopher to ever run on Minnesota’s home 8K course.  The sophomore runner crossed the finish line second in a blistering time of 24:07.4, translating into a pace of 4:49.48 per mile.  As a team the Gophers earned fourth-place honors competing among 25 squads.  The Minneapolis native picks up his first career Big Ten Runner of the Week award.

Last Minnesota Runner of the Week: Chris Rombough (9/11/07)