Trevecca Nazarene University

Treveccaís Smith, Michel named runners of the week

Emily Smith and Mark Michel of Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) University have been named the TranSouth Conference Cross Country Runners of the Week. These honors are for the week ending October 17, 2010

Smith, a sophomore from Olathe, Kan., posted a 41st finished in the Front Runner Invitational. Smith’s time was 14:04 in the two-mile event. After bouncing back from an illness for most of the season, she was able to top NCAA DI runners in the event. Smith has been Trevecca’s top runner this season, their first in varsity competition since 1970.

Michel, a sophomore from Columbia, Tenn., posted a 36th place finish in the Front Runner Invitational. He posted a time of 20:49 in the 5K event. Michel was just shy of his personal best, coming off an injury. Michel has been Trevecca’s top runner this season, their first in varsity competition since 1970.

Trevecca will run at the 2010 TranSouth Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 23 at Union (Tenn.) University.

Read more about Trevecca’s new Cross Country Program at www.tnutrojans.com.