Oct. 13, 2009
Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week:
Peter Christmas, Michigan
Jr. - Ann Arbor, Mich. - Pioneer
Peter Christmas claimed top individual honors at Michigan Intercollegiate on Friday, winning the 8,000-meter race with a time of 25:07.8. Competing in wet and muddy conditions, Christmas immediately pushed to the front of the field and set the pace among the leaders for the entirety of the race. His first collegiate cross country win, the performance was Christmas' third top-five finish in as many appearances this season. The award marks the second weekly laurel for Christmas, who was first named Runner of the Week during his freshman campaign in 2007.
Last Michigan Men’s Runner of the Week: Bobby Aprill (Oct. 28, 2008)
Women’s Cross Country Runners of the Week:
Katie Conrad, Purdue
So. - Zionsville, Ind. - Zionsville Community
Purdue sophomore Katie Conrad smashed her personal 6,000-meter record and led the Boilermakers to their second straight race victory at the Gibson Family Invitational, hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and DePauw University at Indiana State on Saturday. Conrad posted her best career individual finish, placing second overall with a time of 22:36.2, as Purdue earned four of the top five spots in the race to tally 31 team points. This marks the first weekly honor for Conrad, who returns the award to Purdue for the first time since Lindsay Zinn accomplished the feat in September, 2001.
Last Purdue Women’s Runner of the Week: Lindsay Zinn (Sept. 18, 2001)