Big Ten Names Cross Country Runners of the Week

Minnesota sophomore Hassan Mead finished second as an individual at last year's Big Ten Cross Country Championships.

Minnesota sophomore Hassan Mead finished second as an individual at last year's Big Ten Cross Country Championships.

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)

 

 

 

 


 

 

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