Benedictine's Roberts, Skora Named NACC Runners of the Week

Benedictine harriers Emma Roberts and Michael Skora have been named NACC Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of September 17-23, 2018.
Benedictine harriers Emma Roberts and Michael Skora have been named NACC Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of September 17-23, 2018.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Benedictine University runners Emma Roberts (Sandwich, Ill.) and Michael Skora (St. Charles, Ill.) have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of September 17-23, 2018, as selected by the league's sports information directors.


NACC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Emma Roberts, Benedictine University

Roberts, a junior, finished as meet runner-up for the third time in three races this season with a 22:13.4 clocking at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitatioanl hosted by Augustana College. She outdistanced all but one runner in the 324-person field while leading Benedictine to an 11th-place finish in the 27-team field. This is Roberts' third NACC weekly honor this season.

Other nominees -- Erin Nelson, Illinois Tech; Nathalie Cairo, Lakeland; Rachel Ruona, MSOE


NACC Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Michael Skora, Benedictine University

Skora, a senior, ran to a 49th-place finish among a field of 330 at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana. His 8K time of 26:55.1 helped Benedictine to a ninth-place team finish. This is Skora's second NACC weekly honor of the year.

Other nominees -- Evan Balizado, Illinois Tech; Kassahun Lehman, Lakeland; Jesse Lambrecht, MSOE

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NACC Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week
Sept. 5 - Emma Roberts, Benedictine
Sept. 11 - Emma Roberts, Benedictine
Sept. 18 - Jackie Schane, Aurora
Sept. 25 - Emma Roberts, Benedictine

NACC Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week
Sept. 5 - Michael Skora, Benedictine
Sept. 11 - Joe Chavez, Benedictine
Sept. 18 - Brandon Estrada, Aurora
Sept. 25 - Michael Skora, Benedictine


Last Week's Results

Date Teams/Event Time Score Links
Fri., Sep. 21 at UW-Oshkosh Titan Fall Classic -- Lake Breeze G.C., Winneconne, Wis.
  Illinois Tech
  at Augustana (Ill.) Brissman-Lundeen Invitational -- Saukie G.C., Rock Island, Ill.
  Benedictine, Rockford
Sat., Sep. 22 at UW-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational -- Wayne Dannehl XC Course, Kenosha, Wis.
  Alverno, Concordia Chicago, Lakeland, Mount Mary, MSOE
  at CSU San Bernardino Coyote Challenge -- CSUSB Campus Course, San Bernardino, Calif.
  Wisconsin Lutheran


This Week's Schedule

Date Teams/Event Time Score Links
Fri., Sep. 28 at UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational -- Whitetail Golf Course, Colfax, Wis.
  Aurora, Concordia Wisconsin, Edgewood, MSOE
Sat., Sep. 29 at Wisconsin Lutheran Warrior Invitational -- Greenfield Park, West Allis, Wis.
  Alverno, Lakeland, Marian, Mount Mary, Wisconsin Lutheran
  at Loyola-Chicago Lakefront Classic -- Montrose Avenue Beach, Chicago, Ill.
  Concordia Chicago, Dominican, Illinois Tech
  at Wartburg Dan Huston Invitational -- Max Cross Country Course, Waverly, Iowa
  Rockford