Illinois Collects Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week Accolade

Katie Porada

Oct. 29, 2013

Athlete of the Week
Katie Porada, Illinois
Sr. – Clarendon Hills, Ill. – Benet Academy

  • Finished first in the 5K race with a time of 17:35, including a one-mile pace of 5:39.57, at the Illini Open in Urbana, Ill., on Oct. 25
  • Crossed the finishing line 47 seconds ahead of the next Big Ten competitor
  • Was the top finisher in the field of 56 competitors
  • Earned her first-career Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Athlete of the Week: Courtney Yaeger (Sept. 18, 2012) 

2013 Big Ten Women’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week
Sept. 3          Shannon Osika, So., MICH
Sept. 10        Michelle Moriset, Sr., NU
Sept. 17        Leah O’Connor, Jr., MSU
Sept. 24        Kelsey Duerksen, Jr., IND
Oct. 1            Rachele Schulist, Fr., MSU
                     Emma-Lisa Murphy, So., WIS
Oct. 8            Samantha Ginther, Sr., IND
Oct. 15          Elena Barham, So., NU
Oct. 22          Kelsey Duerksen, Jr., IND
Oct. 29          Katie Porada, Sr., ILL