Jeremy Drenckhahn Named MWC Runner of the Week
Oct. 13, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the second time in three weeks, a member of the Air Force cross country team was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Runner of the Week, the commissioner's office announced this afternoon (Oct. 13). Freshman Jeremy Drenckhahn picked up the first such honor of his career following his team-leading performance at the Fort Hays State Tiger Invitational.
Drenckhahn was the Falcons' top finisher at the Fort Hays State Tiger Invitational on Oct. 10. A native of Plymouth, Minn., Drenckhahn placed 21st in the 102-runner event, guiding Air Force to a fifth-place finish in the team standings. Competing in the second 8K race of his young collegiate career, he clocked a time of 25:45.26.
That time is the fourth fastest on Falcons' team this season and the best by an Air Force rookie. It is the second straight week that Drenckhahn has paced the Falcons in a meet, as the freshman also guided the team at the Rocky Mountain Shootout on Oct. 3.
Drenckhahn joins junior Justin Tyner as Air Force's award recipients this season. The Falcons' freshman shared the weekly honor with San Diego State's Rachel Williams, who was named the women's cross country athlete of the week.