Benedictine's Roberts, CUW's Schiek Capture Weekly NACC Cross Country Honors

Benedictine junior Emma Roberts (Sandwich, Ill.) and Concordia Wisconsin freshman Wesley Schiek (Oshkosh, Wis.) have been named the NACC Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week.
Benedictine junior Emma Roberts (Sandwich, Ill.) and Concordia Wisconsin freshman Wesley Schiek (Oshkosh, Wis.) have been named the NACC Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Benedictine University junior Emma Roberts (Sandwich, Ill.) and Concordia University Wisconsin freshman Wesley Schiek (Oshkosh, Wis.) have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of October 22-28, 2018, as selected by the league's sports information directors.


NACC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Emma Roberts, Benedictine University

Roberts captured her second consecutive league title at Saturday's NACC Cross Country Championships hosted by Aurora University. She covered the 6-kilometer course at Oakhurst Forest Preserve in 21:45.25, besting the rest of the field by over eight seconds and breaking the championship meet record by nearly 17 seconds. Roberts, who also earned NACC Runner of the Year honors, became the NACC's first repeat champion since Aurora's Emily Paull in 2013-14 and the third overall (Katie Schommer, WLC, 2010-11) in the league's 13 seasons. This is Roberts' sixth NACC Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season.

Other nominees -- Piper Atnip, Edgewood; Alyssa Zuhlke, Marian; Patty Bray, MSOE


NACC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Wesley Schiek, Concordia University Wisconsin

Schiek was named NACC Runner of the Year and NACC Freshman of the Year after placing second overall at the 2018 NACC Championships Saturday at Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora, Illinois. He completed the race in 24:48.71, four seconds behind the pace set by individual champion Marcos Garcia of Benedictine. This is Schiek's second NACC Student-Athlete of the Week honor.

Other nominees -- Joe Chavez, Benedictine; Jacob Leiden, Marian; Nolan Kozinski, 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
Oct. 2 - Jackie Schane, Aurora
Oct. 9 - Emma Roberts, Benedictine
Oct. 16 - Emma Roberts, Benedictine
Oct. 23 - No competitions
Oct. 30 - 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
Oct. 2 - Craig Reese, Concordia Wisconsin
Oct. 9 - Wesley Schiek, Concordia Wisconsin
Oct. 16 - Chris Krahn, Wisconsin Lutheran
Oct. 23 - No competitions
Oct. 30 - Wesley Schiek, Concordia Wisconsin


Last Week's Results

Date Teams/Event Time Score Links
Sat., Oct. 27 at 2018 NACC Championships
  All NACC schools -- Oakhurst Forest Preserve, Aurora, Ill.


This Week's Schedule

Date Teams/Event Time Score Links
Thu., Nov. 01 at North Central College
  Aurora