Sept. 25, 2003
Air Force runner Ben Payne has been selected as the Mountain West Conference men's cross country athlete of the week. This is third athlete of the week award of Payne's career.
Payne, an Arvada, Colo., native, crossed the finish line first (out of 292 runners) at the Woody Greeno Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., last weekend. His time of 24:56 in the 8k race led the Falcons to a perfect score of 15 for the team victory.
The cross country teams will race again on Oct. 4 at the Indiana State Invitational in Terre Haute and the Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder, Colo.