Nick Wilson Earns Second MWC Runner of the Week Honor
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Air Force cross country senior Nick Wilson (Jacksonville, Fla.) was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Runner of the Week, the conference office announced today (Oct. 5). It is the second time this season that Wilson has picked up the league's weekly award
Wilson finished second (out of 105 runners) at the Willamette Invitational last Saturday in Salem, Ore. His time of 23:53.80 in the 8K race is a personal and MWC season-best. Wilson, who also holds the conference season record in the 4.25 mile, led the 26th-ranked Falcons to a third place finish overall, behind No. 16 Portland and No. 24 Washington.
The Air Force senior, who also earned the MWC honor following a first-place finish at the Wyoming Invitational on Sept. 2, shared the honor with San Diego State's Lital Azulay, who earned the women's weekly award. With Wilson's two awards and classmate Nicole Graham's award on Sept. 21, the Falcons have received MWC Runner of the Week honors following every competition this season.
Members of the Air Force cross country team head to Hays, Kan., on Saturday (Oct. 8) for the Fort Hays State -- Tiger Invitational.
MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Sept. 7 -- Nick Wilson (Air Force) -- Kristin Anthony (Colorado State)
Sept. 14 -- Dustin Bybee (BYU) -- Jacquelyne Gallegos (New Mexico)
Sept. 21 -- Philemon Tanui (Wyoming) -- Nicole Graham (Air Force)
Sept. 28 -- Josh Rohatinsky (BYU) - Jacquelyne Gallegos (New Mexico)
Oct. 5 -- Nick Wilson (Air Force) -- Lital Azulay (San Diego State)