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)