Iowa and Nebraska Earn Big Ten Weekly Cross Country Awards

Men’s Athlete of the Week

Nathan Mylenek, Iowa

Sr. – Clarkston, Mich. – Pontiac Notre Dame

• Placed second at the season-opening Hawkeye Invitational with a personal-best 6K time of 18:16 while helping Iowa earn the team title

• Posted the third-fastest 6K time in program history, just six seconds off the school record

• Earns his first career Athlete of the Week award

• Last Iowa Men’s Athlete of the Week: Jeff Thode (Oct. 19, 2010)

Women’s Athlete of the Week

Erika Freyhof, Nebraska

Jr. – Hamilton, Mich. – Hamilton

• Finished third in a 306-runner field in Nebraska’s season-opening race at the Augustana Twilight in Sioux Falls, S.D., covering the 5K course in a personal-best 17:01.13

• Topped her previous personal-best 5K time by 17 seconds

• Earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honors last year

• Collects her second career Athlete of the Week accolade

• Last Nebraska Women’s Athlete of the Week: Erika Freyhof (Sept. 5, 2018)

2019 Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Sept. 5                 Isaac Harding, Jr., MICH

Sept. 11               Nathan Mylenek, Sr., IOWA

2019 Big Ten Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Sept. 5                 Rebecca Craddock, Jr., ILL

                Ericka VanderLende, Fr., MICH

Sept. 11               Erika Freyhof, Jr., NEB


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