USI’s Nolan earns GLVC weekly honor

A day after being named the Division II National Runner of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association, University of Southern Indiana Men’s Cross Country junior Austin Nolan (Evansville, Indiana) can add another award to his list after the Great Lakes Valley Conference honored Nolan as its Men’s Runner of the Week Tuesday.

Nolan finished first out of 282 runners at the Lewis University Conference Crossover this past weekend. The field included seven nationally-ranked teams and another that was receiving votes outside the Top 25.

The reigning Great Lakes Valley Conference champion and Runner of the Year finished the eight-kilometer race in 24 minutes, 33.80 seconds,

Nolan earns his second GLVC Runner of the Week award this season and the second of his career after garnering the same honor last month. He is the third cross country athlete in school history to be honored with USTFCCCA National Runner of the Week accolades, joining Johnnie Guy and Emily Roberts, each of whom were selected in 2015.

USI returns to action October 20 when it hosts the Festival Year Fiasco at Angel Mounds. The women’s 6k race is slated for a 10 a.m. start, while the men’s race is set to begin at 10:45 a.m.


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