Illinois Earns Men’s Cross Country Weekly Honors; Indiana Claims Women’s Weekly Plaudit
Sept. 27, 2017

Men’s Athlete of the Week
Jesse Reiser, Illinois
Jr. – McHenry, Ill. – McHenry West

• Earned individual medalist honors at the Boston-based “Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown,” earning his first collegiate win
• Crossed the 8K finish line in 24:12, a one-mile pace of 4:52
• The 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and 2016-17 Academic All-Big Ten selection earns his first career Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor
• Last Illinois Athlete of the Week: Garrett Lee (Oct. 26, 2016)

Women’s Athlete of the Week
Katherine Receveur, Indiana
Jr. – Louisville, Ky. – Assumption

• Recorded a second-place individual finish at the Boston-based “Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown,” the best finish among Big Ten competitors
• Crossed the 5K finish line in 17:03, a one-mile pace of 5:29
• The 2016 first-team All-Big Ten selection and two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her first career Big Ten Athlete of the Week plaudit
• Last Indiana Athlete of the Week: Kelsey Duerksen (Oct. 22, 2013)