MAC Announces Cross Country Runner of the Week

Updated 10/13/2010

Courtney Calka, Eastern Michigan, Sophomore
Livonia, Mich.-Stevenson
Michigan Intercollegiate -- 5K
Time: 17:16.0

Courtney Calka recorded a personal best time at the Michigan Intercollegiate last Friday, Oct. 8 as she clinched first place overall, crossing the line with a time of 17:16.0. Calka has paced the Eagles in every competition this year, and her efforts also mark the third time in 2010 that she has secured the top spot, with first place finishes at the Michigan Open (Sept 3), the George Dales Invite (Sept. 17), and the Michigan Intercollegiate (Oct. 8).

Other Nominee

Samantha Tomerlin, Western Michigan, Senior
Allegan, Mich. (Allegan)
Michigan Intercollegiates -- 5k
Time: 18:14.4
Tomerlin finished fourth overall at the Michigan Intercollegaites to help the Broncos take second place. Tomerlin helped the Broncos finish ahead of MAC rivals Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan as well as Michigan State. Her time of 18:14.4 was her second fastest 5k time of the season.