Receveur wins third athlete of the week award for cross-country



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Junior Katherine Receveur runs during the Sam Bell Invitational on Sept. 30 at the IU Championship Cross Country Course. Receveur has received three Big Ten Athlete of the Week awards this season for women's cross-country. Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

Reigning All-American junior Katherine Receveur added yet another accomplishment to her recent string of success for the IU women’s cross-country team Wednesday.

For the third time this year, she was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week for women’s cross-country.

The award came after an impressive performance at last Friday’s Nuttycombe Invitational at Wisconsin in which she finished as the 10th-best individual with a time of 20:00.5.

Receveur won her first two cross-country Big Ten Athlete of the Week awards after her performances at the Coast to Coast Battle at Beantown in Boston and the Sam Bell Invitational in Bloomington. 

In the latter, she broke the women’s 6K record for the IU Championship Cross Country Course with a time of 20:54.15.

Prior to this season, Receveur had not won a conference athlete of the week award.

Receveur’s showing in Wisconsin put her ahead of any other Big Ten runner and she will take that distinction going into next week’s Big Ten Championships in Bloomington.

Murphy Wheeler

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