Concordia Chicago's Cullinane, McNamara Capture NACC Weekly Cross Country Honors

Concordia Chicago sophomore Molly Cullinane and senior Thomas McNamara have been named the NACC Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Sept. 23-29, 2019.
Concordia Chicago sophomore Molly Cullinane and senior Thomas McNamara have been named the NACC Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Sept. 23-29, 2019.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Concordia University Chicago sophomore Molly Cullinane (Oak Park, Ill.) and senior Thomas McNamara (Foristell, Mo.) have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Sept. 23-29, 2019, as selected by the league's sports information directors.


NACC Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week

Molly Cullinane, Concordia University Chicago

Cullinane placed eighth in a field of 101 runners at the UW-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational. She completed her first collegiate 6-kilometer race in 23:46.1, fifth-fastest in CUC women's history. It also came on a traditionally difficult course made slower by rain showers. Cullinane was the top-finishing Division III runner at the event. 


NACC Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week

Thomas McNamara, Concordia University Chicago

McNamara finished seventh in a field of 77 runners at the UW-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational. His 8-kilometer time of 26:48.5 was an 18-second improvement over his effort on the same traditionally tough course three weeks earlier despite running conditions being worse the second time around. The time also marked McNamara's best 8K effort since last year's NACC Championships.

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NACC Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week

Week
Ending
Female Male
Sept. 1 Molly Cullinane, Concordia Chicago Marcos Garcia, Benedictine
Sept. 8 LaNea Bartel, Concordia Wisconsin Ryan Teigen, Concordia Wisconsin
Sept. 15 Clara Berning, Edgewood Jesse Lambrecht, MSOE
Sept. 22 Emma Roberts, Benedictine Marcos Garcia, Benedictine
Sept. 29 Molly Cullinane, Concordia Chicago Thomas McNamara, Concordia Chicago

 


Last Week's Results

Date Teams/Event Time Score Links
Sat., Sep. 28 at Loyola Chicago Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational -- Montrose Beach, Chicago, Ill.
  Aurora, Benedictine, Dominican, Edgewood, WLC
  at UW-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational -- Wayne E. Dannehl XC Course, Somers, Wis.
  Alverno, CUC, Lakeland, Marian, Mount Mary


This Week's Schedule

Date Teams/Event Time Score Links
Fri., Oct. 04 at UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational -- Whitetail G.C., Colfax, Wis.
  CUW, MSOE
Sat., Oct. 05 at Wisconsin Lutheran Warrior Invitational -- Greenfield Park, West Allis, Wis.
  Alverno, Aurora, CUC, Dominican, Edgewood, Lakeland, Marian, Mount Mary, Rockford, WLC