OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference has selected the men's and women's Cross Country Athletes of the Week. Northern Arizona's Futsum Zienasellassie was named men's AOTW, while Sacramento State's Rachel Mitchell was named women's AOTW.
Zienasellassie, a sophomore from Indianapolis, Ind., finished sixth at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational this past weekend leading NAU to a first-place finish. Zienasellassie finished the men's 8K in 23:29 thanks to a last second push through the final 100 meters of the race.
The field featured the likes of No. 5 BYU, No. 6 Portland, No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 9 New Mexico, No. 10 Columbia and No. 12 Arkansas.