Sept. 24, 2013
DENVER - Utah Valley's Trac Norris and Kansas City's Courtney Frerichs have been named the Western Athletic Conference men's and women's Cross Country Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Sept. 16-22.
Norris, a sophomore from Panguitch, Utah (Panguitch HS), placed seventh at the Montana State Invitational in Bozeman, Mont. Norris ran the five-mile course in 25:45, helping the Wolverines to a third-place finish out of seven teams. This is Norris' second consecutive WAC Athlete of the Week honor.
In addition to Norris' two weekly awards, Jason Lynch was the WAC's first weekly winner on Sept. 3 giving UVU the honor in each of its three weeks of competition so far this season.
The Wolverines are prepping for next week's Color Country Invitational, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 in Cedar City, Utah.
Frerichs, a sophomore from Nixa, Mo., (Nixa HS), won the Nebraska/Woody Greeno Invitational on Sept. 21, claiming the race against 271 other runners. The sophomore's time of 20:57.80 for 6K is a new school record and ranks 3rd all-time on the course. Frerichs defeated her nearest opponent, Kansas State's Laura Galvan, by just over 26 seconds.