Katelyn Mitchem Named Mountain West Womens Cross Country Athlete of the Week

LARAMIE, Wyo. (September 18, 2018) V Wyoming freshman cross country runner Katelyn Mitchem has been named the Mountain West Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week, it was announced Tuesday by the conference office.

 

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Overall, it is the first conference honor for Mitchem. She is the first Cowgirl harrier to earn a weekly conference honor since Holly Page in 2014, and the first freshman Cowgirl since Christine Nelson in 2010.

Last week, Mitchem placed 19th overall in a field of 142 runners and scored 16 points for the Cowgirls at the Woody Greeno/Jay Dirksen Invitational. The Broomfield, Colo., native led UW to a fifth-place finish with 138 points, finishing in the top half of the field of 12 Division I teams. It is the second-consecutive race Mitchem has led the Cowgirls, and she even improved her per-kilometer average to 3:41.2 from her season-opening pace of 3:41.6 over a longer distance.

 

 

Mitchem and the Cowgirls are back in action Saturday, Oct. 6, when they compete at the Roadrunner Invite in Denver, Colo.

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