Brenna Peloquin was named the Mountain West Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week after winning the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Gig Harbor, Wash., native clocked a time of 20:50 on the 6-kilometer course, securing an 11-second victory over Michigan’s Erin Finn (21:01). Peloquin worked her past Finn – the defending Big Ten Cross Country Champion – in the last half of the race, and eventually opened up a substantial lead in the last kilometer.
The sophomore led the way for the Broncos who finished in fourth place as a team with 155 points. The individual victory was the first of her collegiate cross country career.
The team will compete again on Oct. 7 at the Steve T. Reeder Memorial in Logan, Utah.