BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) recognized outstanding performances from the past week with the announcement of its Athlete-of-the-Week award winners in cross country. Student-athletes from Carleton and St. Thomas claimed the conference's weekly honors for the week of Oct. 10-16, 2016.
The MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week awards are nominated and selected each week by the conference's sports information directors. Throughout the fall season, individual sports (cross country and golf) announced on Tuesday afternoon, and follow the team sports (football, volleyball and soccer) Athletes-of-the-Week awards, which are announced each Monday afternoon.
The latest MIAC Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week awards were presented to a pair of runners that stood tall for their teams against outstanding inter-region competition. St. Thomas' Trevor Smith claimed the men's honor for his performance at the Oberlin Inter-Region Rumble, and Carleton's Emily Kaegi won her third award of the season for her effort at the Inter-Regional Border Battle in New Jersey.
To view each sport's 2016-17 Athlete-of-the-Week home page, visit the MIAC's Awards page, or visit the 2016-17 Athlete-of-the-Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.
MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week awards are awarded each week during the regular season for each of the MIAC's 22 championship sports to recognize and honor outstanding performances and athletic excellence that contribute to the MIAC's core value of "Quality Athletics."
||MIAC Men's Cross Country
University of St. Thomas
Senior – La Crosse, Wis. / Aquinas
|The St. Thomas men's cross country team squared off against outstanding competition at the Oberlin (Ohio)
Inter-Region Rumble, and both the Tommies and senior runner Trevor Smith rose to the occasion. Smith
completed the course in just 25:08 to finish 13th individually in a talented field of 278 runners, and he helped
UST finish seventh in the 32-team field, which was led by three nationally-ranked teams, including No. 10
Carnegie Mellon, which won the race. UST was the only MIAC team in the field, and Smith finished with a pace
of 5:03. The Tommies are currently ranked No. 9 in the Central Region.
|| MIAC Women's Cross Country
Junior – Williamston, Mass. / Mount Greylock
|Carleton women's cross country star Emily Kaegi posted a season-best time of 21:35.6 and finished 23rd out of
386 racers at the Inter-Regional Border Battle in New Jersey. Carleton finished 12th in the standings at the 45-
team meet which included 13 nationally-ranked teams, including three top-five teams and seven of the top 15
in Division III. This is Kaegi's third MIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2016 season,
as she also captured the honor on Sept. 6 and 20. The Knights are currently ranked No. 15 nationally and No.
1 in the Central Region.