Finan Named BIG EAST Cross Country Athlete of the Week|
Oct. 18, 2011
CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati senior Eric Finan (New Richmond, Ohio/New Richmond) was named the BIG EAST Cross Country Athlete of the Week Tuesday, on the heels of a top-3 finish at the 2011 Pre-Nationals Meet.
Finan, who has won four of his five races this season, ran a time of 24:04 to place third at the 2011 Pre-Nationals Meet Sunday at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terra Haute, Ind.
He was nine seconds out of the top spot, taking by Iona's Leonard Korir (23:55), the 2011 NCAA Champion in the 5,000 meters (indoor) and 10,000 meters (outdoor). Colorado's Andrew Wacker (23:58) placed second.
The meet served as a preview for the 2011 NCAA Championships, which will be held in Terra Haute on Monday, Nov. 21. Six of the Top-30 and 29 regionally ranked men's team competed Sunday along with four of the Top-30 and 29 regionally ranked women's teams.
The Bearcats return to action on Saturday, Oct. 29, heading to Louisville, Ky. to take part in the 2011 BIG EAST Championships at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.