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.
NACC Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week
|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
|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
|Fri., Oct. 04||at UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational -- Whitetail G.C., Colfax, Wis.||Results|
|Sat., Oct. 05||at Wisconsin Lutheran Warrior Invitational -- Greenfield Park, West Allis, Wis.||Results|
|Alverno, Aurora, CUC, Dominican, Edgewood, Lakeland, Marian, Mount Mary, Rockford, WLC|