Morgan Wedekind Named Big 12 Runner of the Week

– After a dominant performance at the Augustana Twilight in Sioux Falls, South Dakota last Friday, senior Morgan Wedekind has been named Big 12 Runner of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday. 

This is the first time that the Wichita, Kansas, native has been named Runner of the Week and the first time a cross country runner has been named to the honor since Laura Galvan earned it on September 23, 2014. 

“On Friday, Morgan showed us once again that she is not afraid to go hard from the gun,” head cross country coach Ryun Godfrey said. “I admire her competitive spirit a great deal. The Augustana Twilight was a good opener for her.”

Wedekind won the season opener in the Mount Rushmore State with ease, cruising to her first-place finish with a time of 16:26.08, ahead of the second place finisher, South Dakota’s Megan Billington, who recorded a time of 16:43.48. 

The women went on to finish in second place in the competition with 42 points. A complete recap of the entire competition can be found here

The Wildcats return to action on September 17 when the team hits the road to Lincoln, Nebraska to compete in the Woody Greeno Invitational. The race is slated to begin at 10 a.m. CT. 

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