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Cross-country's Katherine Receveur named Regional Athlete of the Year



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Junior Katherine Receveur runs during the Sam Bell Invitational on Sept. 30, 2017, at the IU Championship Cross Country Course.  Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

After another victory at last week’s NCAA Regional Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana, IU junior Katherine Receveur has been named the 2017 Great Lakes Regional Athlete of the Year.

Receveur won the Regionals after running a time of 20:34.9 in the women’s 6K, just two weeks after she won the Big Ten Championship in Bloomington.

It marked only the second time in the history of the IU women’s cross-country program that the Hoosiers had a runner win the Regional title. The first came in 1987 when Kim Betz won the event.

This has been a season full of awards for Receveur, who has also been named the Big Ten women’s cross-country runner of the week three different times this year. 

She’s also won all but two of the races in which she has competed in 2017.

Receveur will now look to continue her impressive season at the NCAA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday. She will look to repeat as an All-American after she finished 11th at the event last year.

She will be joined by the rest of the women’s team who qualified for the meet as an at-large bid and sophomore Ben Veatch, who qualified as an individual for the men’s team.

Murphy Wheeler 

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