Penn State and Purdue Earn Weekly Women's Cross Country Laurels

Purdue's Sam Walkow was named Co-Runner of the Week.

Sept. 4, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Co-Runners of the Week
Rebekka Simko, Penn State
Jr. - Mentor, Ohio - Gilmour Academy 

  • Took first place at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals, finishing the 4,000-meter course in 14:16
  • Pushed the Nittany Lions to a first-place team finish
  • The weekly honor is the first of her career
  • Last Penn State Runner of the Week: Caitlin Lane (Sept. 6, 2011)

Sam Walkow, Purdue
Sr. - Vancouver, British Columbia - Semiahmoo Secondary  

  • Earned a first-place finish at the Valparaiso Crusader Open, running the 5,000-meter course in 17:46
  • Led the Boilermakers to first place in the five-team field, which included No. 22 Notre Dame
  • One of just two female runners to break the 18 minute mark at the race
  • The weekly honor is the first of her career
  • Last Purdue Runner of the Week: Katie Conrad (Oct. 13, 2009)

2012 Big Ten Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week
Sept. 4          Rebekka Simko, Jr., Penn State
                      Sam Walkow, Sr., Purdue