Abby Caldwell of Iowa State and Jack Thomas of Kansas State were named the Big 12 cross country runners of the week for their efforts during the second week of the 2019 season.
Caldwell took home an individual win in the Women’s 4K at the Hawkeye Invitational with a 14:02 mark, leading the Cyclones to a second-place finish as a team. A late push down the stretch of the race saw Caldwell grab the individual victory by three seconds over the second-place finisher.
Additionally, Caldwell was named the initial USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week, Iowa State’s first national honor since 2014.
In his collegiate cross country debut, Thomas clocked in with an 18:51.6 time in the Men’s 6K at the JK Gold Classic, good for a sixth-place individual finish. The K-State men took second place overall in a 15-team meet, thanks in part to Thomas’ efforts.
Both athletes earned their first career weekly honors.
2019 BIG 12 RUNNERS OF THE WEEK
|Date||Men's Runner of the Week||Women's Runner of the Week|
|Sept. 10||Jack Thomas, Kansas State, Fr.||Abby Caldwell, Iowa State, Sr.|
|Sept. 3||Sam Worley, Texas, Jr.||Destiny Collins, Texas, Sr.|