Spartans Sweep Cross Country Weekly Honors
Oct. 12, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - As announced by the conference office today (Oct. 12), Michigan State cross country sophomore Kristen Smith (Clarkston, Mich.) and freshman Travis Borchard (Saginaw, Mich.) have been named Big Ten Runners of the Week. The sweep gives MSU a total of five runners of the week distinctions this season, leading all Big Ten schools on the year.
Smith earns her first career honor after she turned in a fifth-place showed at the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships last weekend in Rochester, Mich. Smith's time of 18:17.4 is a career-best mark and allowed her to earn All-Michigan distinction this weekend.
This also marks Borchard's first weekly Big Ten honor, and the second male this season. Borchard turned in a time of 26:50.3 at this weekend's Michigan Intercollegiate Championships. This marked the first time Borchard has been the top MSU finisher at a race.
The Spartans return to action this weekend when they travel to Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind., hosted by Indiana State University on Saturday, Oct. 16. Racing begins at 12 p.m. at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course, site of the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships on November 22.
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