Illinois Earns Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week Plaudit

Sam Telfer

Oct. 29, 2013

Athlete of the Week
Sam Telfer, Illinois
So. – Escondido, Claif. – Lyons Township

  • Finished second in the 8K race at the Illini Open in Urbana, Ill., on Oct. 25
  • Crossed the finishing line in 25:19 with a one-mile pace of 5:05.57
  • Finished five seconds ahead of the next fastest runner
  • Earned his first-career Athlete of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Athlete of the Week: Mark Donohue (Oct. 25, 2011) 

2013 Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week

Sept. 3                  Jordan Redd, So., OSU
Sept. 10                Trevor Vidlak, Sr., NEB
Sept. 17                Caleb Rhynard, So., MSU
Sept. 24                Matthew McClintock, So., PUR
Oct. 1                    Michael Van Voorhis, Jr., WIS
Oct. 8                    JR Ricker, Jr., IND
                             Matthew McClintock, So., PUR
Oct. 15                  Andrew Cusmano, So., MSU
Oct. 22                  Mason Ferlic, Jr., MICH
Oct. 29                  Sam Telfer, So., ILL