ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota's Erin Wetzstein earned The Summit League Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for her performance Sept. 27-Oct. 3.
ERIN WETZSTEIN, SOUTH DAKOTA
Jr. // Hudson, Wis.
- Received her first career Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor
- Ran a time of 21:47.0, the league's fastest by a minute, to place sixth at the Iowa Invitational
- Set a new personal best by 25 seconds and caught 10 runners in the second half of race
- Led team to a second-place finish in six-team field that included three regionally-ranked opponents
Also nominated: Emma Rafuse, Fort Wayne; Zoey Johnson, IUPUI; Renata Valquier-Chavez, Omaha; Hanna Sanchez, Oral Roberts; Rachel King, South Dakota State; Madison Lefler, Western Illinois
Previous Recipients: Sept. 6 – Brittany Brownotter, North Dakota State; Sept. 13 – Rachel King, South Dakota State; Sept. 20 – Brittany Brownotter, North Dakota State; Sept. 27 – Emily Donnay, South Dakota State
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