Izzy Heart and Pablo Cortes of UC-Santa Cruz have been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Cross Country Athletes of the Week.
Heart, a freshman from Boulder, CO (Boulder HS), broke into the school's top 15 with a 23:11.5 5K clocking at the San Francisco Invitational, her first collegiate race. She finished 43rd out of 93 NCAA Division I runners.
Cortes, a freshman from Paso Robles, CA (Paso Robles HS), finished 19th out of 79 mostly NCAA Division I runners at the San Francisco Invitational. He covered the 8,000-meter course in 26:18.5.
The two runners are the first Banana Slugs to recieve ACAA honors of any kind.
Others Nominated: Women: None. Men: Mac Sloan Anderson, Pratt.
September 3 - Izzy Heart, UC-Santa Cruz
September 3 - Pablo Cortes, UC-Santa Cruz