This week’s Big Ten Runner of the Week was awarded to junior Kelsey Duerksen of the Hoosiers’ cross country team.
Duerksen helped lead the team to a first place finish at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet.
This was the fifth consecutive year IU finished first in the event.
She finished first overall, running the 5-kilometer race in 17 minutes and 28 seconds, giving her two first place finishes for two consecutive years.
Although Duerksen has been awarded runner of the week three times during her track seasons, this week’s award is her first as a cross country runner.
Duerksen will be seen in action again Oct. 5 when Indiana competes in the Lehigh Paul Short race at Lehigh University.
— Frank Bonner