Michigan State's Smith Garners Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week Honors

Michigan State's Kristen Smith has been named Big Ten women's cross country Runner of the Week.

Michigan State's Kristen Smith has been named Big Ten women's cross country Runner of the Week.

Oct. 12, 2010

PARK RIDGE, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference has announced its women's cross country Runner of the Week, with the honors going to Michigan State sophomore Kristen Smith.

Big Ten Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Kristen Smith, Michigan State
So. - Clarkston, Mich. - Clarkston

Michigan State's Kristen Smith earns Runner of the Week status after finishing fifth at the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships on Friday, leading the 18th-ranked Spartans to third place. Smith completed the 5-kilometer course in 18:17, more than a minute better than her previous career-best time. With the top-five finish, the sophomore also earned All-Michigan honors.

Last Michigan State Runner of the Week: Emily MacLeod (Oct. 5, 2010)

2010 Big Ten Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week
Sept. 7: Lauren Hardesty, Sr., IOWA; Caitlin Lane, Jr., PSU
Sept. 14: Stephanie Price, Jr., MINN
Sept. 21: Emily MacLeod, Sr., MSU
Sept. 28: Stephanie Price, Jr., MINN
Oct. 5: Emily MacLeod, Sr., MSU
Oct. 12: Kristen Smith, So., MSU