Boise State's Brenna Peloquin Named the USTFCCCA Division I Women’s Athlete of the Week
Release courtesy of Boise State Athletics.
NEW ORLEANS – After winning the Roy Griak Invitational individual title this past weekend, sophomore Brenna Peloquin was recognized as the USTFCCCA Division I Women’s Athlete of the Week for meets contested during the week of Sept. 19-25. The victory was the first cross country win of her collegiate career.
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.
Peloquin joins Allie Ostrander and Emma Bates as the third Bronco in the program history to garner the prestigious USTFCCCA weekly honor. Ostrander earned the honor last year on Oct. 19 after winning the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis., and Bates received the award on Oct. 21, 2013 after the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.
Peloquin enters her sophomore campaign after an extremely successful freshman year where she earned three All-America honors, one Mountain West individual championship and four All-Mountain West honors between cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. She became the first cross country or track and field freshman athlete to earn three All-America honors in the same year in school history.
The Boise State cross country team will continue their season at the Steve T. Reeder Memorial in Logan, Utah on Oct. 7.