AMC Cross Country Runners of the Week - No. 5: Columbia Sweeps Both Awards

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Cross Country - Mon, Oct. 2, 2017 at 12:30 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Tommy Skosky of Columbia (Mo.) and Pia Von Keutz, both of Columbia (Mo.), have been named the AMC Cross Country Runners of the Week award, the conference office announced Monday. Skosky and Von Keutz were selected based on their performance from Sept. 25 – Oct. 1.

The next AMC Runner of the Week will be announced on Oct. 9.

AMC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Tommy Skosky, Columbia (Mo.)
Sr., St. Louis, Mo.

  • Finished seventh out of 101 runners overall at the 2017 Greater Louisville Classic.
  • Finished with an 8k time of 25:27.
  • Helped the 14-ranked Cougars to a seventh-place team finish, out of 25 teams.
  • This is his first career AMC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week award.

AMC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Pia Von Keutz, Columbia, Mo.
Fr., Trier, Germany

  • Finished 10th out of 305 runners overall that the 2017 Greater Louisville Classic.
  • Ran a 5k in the time of 19:30.
  • Led the Cougars to a 14th-place team finish.
  • This is her first career AMC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week award.

Other Notable Performances:

  • Men:
    • Tyler Byars, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.): Finished 32nd overall at the Greater Louisville Classic with an 8k time of 27:16.
  • Women:
    • Harley Nale, William Woods (Mo.): Finished with a 5k time of 19:40 at the Chile Pepper Invite.
    • Rebecca Starrett, Missouri Baptist (Mo.): Finished 25th at the 2017 Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 19:57.

Other Nominees:

  • Men:
    • Tyler Byars, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.), Kyle Gabrielson, William Woods (Mo.)
  • Women:
    • Rebecca Starrett, Missouri Baptist (Mo.), Harley Neal, William Woods (Mo.) Shelby Kallem, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)
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