Brad Miles (Baylor) and Rebeka Stowe (Kansas) have been tabbed Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week for the second week of the 2011 season. Miles becomes the first Baylor male to win the award since Rob Morrow in 2006. Stowe earns her first weekly honor, and is the first Jayhawk runner to be recognized since 2008.
Brad Miles, Baylor, So., Hatfield, Pa.
Finishing 18 seconds ahead of his second-place teammate, Miles took control of the UTA Season Opener, winning the individual title. He completed the four-mile course in a time of 20:26, leading Baylor to its second team victory of the season. Miles has been the Bears’ top finisher in each of their two meets this year.
Rebeka Stowe, Kansas, Sr., Olathe, Kan.
Stowe collected her second collegiate win and posted a career-best 5K time of 17:43.93 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge this past Saturday. The Olathe, Kan.-native led the race from start to finish, outpacing the field by 12 seconds to help the Jayhawks claim the title. It was the KU women’s first victory at the 19-year event.
2011 Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week
Sept. 6 Kirubel Erassa, Oklahoma State, Fr.
Sept. 13 Brad Miles, Baylor, So.
Sept. 6 Rose Tanui, Texas Tech, Sr.
Sept. 13 Rebeka Stowe, Kansas, Sr.