Sept. 18, 2013
BAY CITY, Mich. - Grand Valley State has swept the first installment of the 2013 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference weekly awards. Junior Alan Peterson and sophomore Jessica Janecke were named GLIAC Men's and Women's Cross Country Athletes of the Week after their performances this past weekend at the Spartan Invite.
Peterson finished third at the Michigan State Spartan invite over the weekend with a time of 24:34 in the non-D1 race, a time that was good enough for fourth overall. His time would have been good for second place in the Division I portion of the race.
Janecke, in her first action since finishing in fourth at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship meet, won the non-DI race at the Michigan State Spartan invite over the weekend. Janecke crossed the line in a time of 21:19 to pace a group of three Lakers that swept the podium at the race. Janecke won the race by six seconds. Overall, taking the Division I participants into account, Janecke finished sixth overall.
Peterson, Janecke and the rest of the GVSU cross country team will be back in action next Saturday (Sept. 28) at the Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. The race will begin at 1 p.m. ET.
To view the entire weekly GLIAC release, please click here.