Mountain West Announces Cross Country Athletes of the Week - October 2, 2012

Oct. 2, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Air Force junior Isaiah Bragg and New Mexico junior Luke Caldwell have earned Mountain West Men's Cross Country Co-Athletes of the Week honors, respectively, for races contested from Sept. 17-30, 2012. New Mexico senior Josephine Moultrie has been named the MW Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the same time period. It is the first Mountain West career honor for all three student-athletes.

Bragg, a native of West Liberty, Ohio, clocked a career-best 8-kilometer time of 24:12.8 to finish tenth at the Rim Rock Classic in Lawrence, Kan. He paced the Falcons to a third-place team finish behind host Kansas and then-No. 11 Indiana. His 8K time currently ranks first in the MW.

Caldwell, a transfer from Betchworth, England, placed 12th at the highly-competitive Notre Dame Invitational. In his first collegiate race, Caldwell posted a 5-mile time of 23:59. The No. 28-ranked Lobos finished sixth as a team in a field that included 10 top 25 teams.

A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Moultrie finished fourth at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 5-kilometer time of 16:46. It is the fastest 5K time in the Mountain West this season by 27 seconds. The No. 19-ranked Lobos finished third as a team, competing against three other top 25 teams.

2012 Mountain West Men's Cross Country Athletes of the Week
Sept. 4 - Alex Muntefering, Jr., Colorado State
Sept. 11 - Jeff Howard, Jr., Boise State
Sept. 17 - Olivier Bernard, Jr., Fresno State
Oct. 1 - Isaiah Bragg, Jr., Air Force; Luke Caldwell, Jr., New Mexico

2012 Mountain West Women's Cross Country Athletes of the Week
Sept. 4 - Kaitlin Hanenburg, Jr., Colorado State
Sept. 11 - Lyndsie Etherton, So., Fresno State
Sept. 17 - Lyndsie Etherton, So., Fresno State
Oct. 1 - Josephine Moultrie, Sr., New Mexico