Mount Pleasant, Mich — Central Michigan senior Krista Parks and sophomore Nate Ghena have been named the Mid-American Conference Runners of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday morning.
The award is the first of the season for the pair.
Parks displayed why she was chosen as Runner of the Week as she has been CMU’s top finisher for the women’s squad in all three races of the season. This weekend the senior took 47th with a time of 22:03 at the Roy Griak Invitational 6k.
Like Parks, Ghena has led the way for the men’s squad this season as the top finisher in all three races, besting his 5k and 8k career times in the first two races respectively. On Saturday, the sophomore took 80th overall with a time of 25:38 at the Roy Griak Invitational 8k.
CMU men’s and women’s cross country teams are back in action Friday at the Notre Dame Invitational beginning at 2 p.m.