Conferece USA Cross Country Athletes of the Week

Go C-USA! Kristina Olsen
Go C-USA!
Kristina Olsen
Go C-USA!

Oct. 13, 2009

IRVING, Texas - Kristina Olsen of UAB and Matt Schiffbauer of Marshall were announced as this week's Conference USA Cross Country Athletes of the Week, Tuesday. Olsen marched through the 5K course in a time of 18:57.47 and led the Blazers to a second-place finish. Schiffbauer tallied his fourth straight top-10 finish after he won the 8K run at the Furman Invitational with a time of 25:29.3.

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
KRISTINA OLSEN, UAB, Sr., Jackson, Mich. (Jackson)
Olsen finished first for UAB and second overall with a 5K time of 18:57.47 at the Furman Invitational. The Jackson, Mich., native led the Blazers to a second-place finish in the field of 16. This is Olsen's first career Runner of the Week accolade.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK MATT SCHIFFBAUER, Marshall, So., Morgantown, W. Va. (University)
Schiffbauer earned a first-place finish after clocking an 8K time of 26:32 at the Furman Invitational. The sophomore guided the Herd to first-place honors in a field of 15. This marks Schiffbauer's second career Runner of the Week honor.

2009 C-USA CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK September 8
Male - Nicodemus Ng'etich, Sr., UTEP
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, Fr., UTEP

September 15
Male - Robert Menjo, Jr., UTEP
Female - Rhiannon Johns, So., UAB

September 22
Male - Mitch Johnson, Fr., Tulsa
Female - Melanie Cleland, Jr., Tulsa

September 29
Male - Matt Schiffbauer, So., Marshall
Female - Heather Olson, Fr., Rice

October 6
Male - John Beattie, Sr., Tulsa
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, Fr., UTEP

October 13
Male - Matt Schiffbauer, So., Marshall
Female - Kristina Olsen, Sr., UAB

 

 

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