2006 Cross Country Athletes of the Week
November 6, 2006-November 12, 2006
"Ted Lillie, Senior, North St. Paul, MN"
Lillie concluded his Blugold career as the top Eau Claire finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regional hosted by Augustana (IL) College. Lillie finished 41st overall with a time of 25:25.4 as the Blugolds finished 13th overall out of 37 schools with a score of 368 points. The Blugolds finish the season with an overall record of 101-61.
October 23, 2006-October 29, 2006
"Kevin Hall, Sophomore, Green Bay, WI/Preble"
Hall led a Blugold team that improved 43 points from a year ago for a sixth place finish at the WIAC Championships hosted by UW-La Crosse. Hall was the top Blugold place winner finishing 25th overall with a time of 25:41. Hall improved from 37th place last year at the WIAC Championships to 25th this season as the Blugolds also improved from eighth to sixth place.
October 9, 2006-October 15, 2006
"Jules Miller, Junior, Green Bay, WI/East"
Miller ran a lifetime best time as the Blugolds finished 17th out of 31 teams at the Jim Drews Invite hosted by UW-La Crosse. In a field featuring several NCAA Division I and II schools, Miller placed third among all Blugold runners and 97th overall with a time of 26:38.
September 25, 2006-October 1, 2006
"Ted Lillie, Sr., North St. Paul, MN"
Lillie posted a top 20 finish at the at the 15-team Blugold Open hosted by UW-Eau Claire. Lillie finished second on the team and 18th overall with a time of 26:28. Lillie notched his second straight second-place finish on the team out of three meets. The Blugolds finished fourth overall behind nationally ranked St. John's (MN), UW-La Crosse and Division II Minnesota-Duluth.
September 18, 2006-September 24, 2006
"Chris Wirtz, Fr., Weston, WI/D.C. Everest"
Wirtz continues to improve for the Blugolds who finished 20th out of 52 teams at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota. In a field featuring some of the best cross country programs in NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA, Wirtz finished 155th out of over 500 competitors in a time of 28:12. Wirtz earned points for the Blugolds as its fourth-best finisher.
September 11, 2006-September 17, 2006
"Kevin Hall, Sophomore, Green Bay/Preble"
Top Blugold runner, finishing 28th overall out of 222 runners in the Midwest Collegiate which included a significant number of Division II competitors. Covered the 8,000-meter course in 27:11 which compared to the winning time of 25:29.