Illinois Earns Men’s Cross Country Weekly Honors; Michigan State Claims Women’s Weekly Plaudit
Oct. 25, 2017


Men’s Athlete of the Week 
Alex Gold, Illinois
Sr. – Deerfield Ill. – Deerfield
  • Placed second at the Illini Open in Urbana, Ill., his highest finish of the season 
  • Recorded a time of 25:37.0 for the 8K race, good for a one-mile pace of 5:04.3 
  • The 2016 Academic All-Big Ten recipient earns his first career Big Ten Athlete of the Week award 
  • Last Illinois Athlete of the Week: Jesse Reiser (Sept. 27, 2017) 

Women’s Athlete of the Week
Mackenzie Weiler, Michigan State
So. – Cedar Springs, Mich. – Cedar Springs

  • Finished first at the Eastern Michigan University Fall Classic in her first 5K as a Spartan 
  • Reached the line in 17:51.7 with a one-mile pace of 5:45.71 
  • The 2016 Academic All-Big Ten selection earns her first career Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor 
  • Last Michigan State Athlete of the Week: Erin McDonald (Sept. 9, 2015) 

2017 Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week
Sept. 6: Colin Abert, Jr., PSU
Sept. 13: Colin Abert, Jr., PSU
Sept. 20: Ben Flanagan, Sr., MICH
Sept. 27: Jesse Reiser, Jr., ILL
Oct. 4: Oliver Hoare, So., WIS
Oct. 18: Colin Abert, Jr., PSU
Oct. 25: Alex Gold, Sr., ILL
 

2017 Big Ten Women’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week
Sept. 6: Jillian Hunsberger, Sr., PSU
Sept. 13: Gina Sereno, Sr., MICH and Jillian Hunsberger, Sr., PSU
Sept. 20: Emma Benner, So., PUR
Sept. 27: Katherine Receveur, Jr., IND
Oct. 4: Katherine Receveur, Jr., IND
Oct. 18: Katherine Receveur, Jr., IND
Oct. 25: Mackenzie Weiler, So., MSU