Mendez Earns Second Big 12 Honor

IRVING, Texas Sophomore Liliani Mendez was named the Big 12 Women’s Runner of the Week for competition Sept. 22-24. This is the second Runner of the Week honor this season for Mendez, who shared the award with Iowa State’s Lisa Koll two weeks ago.


Mendez finished ninth in the field of 288 runners at the Roy Griak Invitational in Falcon Heights, Minn., Sept. 23. Her time of 21:43 in the 6K event helped Kansas State to a 20th-place team finish, ahead of in-state rival Kansas, who finished 22nd.


The Wildcats will travel to Stillwater, Okla., this weekend for the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree. The women’s race is set for 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, followed by the men’s race at 9:40.



2006 Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week


Sept. 6              Robert Sorrell                Oklahoma          Fr.

Sept. 13            Colby Wissel                 Kansas             Jr.

Sept. 20            Brian McKinstry             Texas A&M       Sr.

Sept. 27            Rob Morrow                   Baylor               Sr.



Sept. 6              Gladys Kipsang             Texas Tech        Fr.

Sept. 13            Liliani Mendez               Kansas State     So.

Lisa Koll                        Iowa State         So.

Sept. 20            Merideth Snow              Texas A&M       Fr.

Sept. 27            Liliani Mendez               Kansas State     So.