BAY CITY, Mich. - Grand Valley State University senior Brent Showerman (South Lyon, Mich.) and Ferris State University senior Samantha Johnson (Troy, Mich./Troy) have been chosen as the Men's & Women's Cross Country "Runners of the Week", respectively.
GLIAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week:
Grand Valley State University
(SR/South Lyon, Mich.)
Grand Valley State University senior Brent Showerman was named the GLIAC Men's Cross Country "Athlete of the Year" after claiming the individual title at the 2013 GLIAC Cross Country Championship. Showerman paced the field with a time of 25:18.8 on the 8k course to win the event by nearly 10 seconds. He led a group of seven Lakers that all finished in the top 14.
2013 Men's Cross Country Runners of the Week: (9/18) Alan Peterson - GV, (9/25) Ben Deuling - LS, (10/2) Alan Peterson - GV, (10/11) Brandon Cushman - FS, (10/18) Joshua Mirth - HC. (10/31) Brent Showerman - GV.
GLIAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week:
Ferris State University
FSU's Samantha Johnson was chosen as the 2013 GLIAC Women's Cross Country "Athlete of the Year" after winning the league's individual crown. In addition, she has also been named the National Athlete of the Week by the USTFCCCA for her efforts last week. Johnson overcame both cold and windy weather in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to take the GLIAC individual title in 21:57.13 over the 6K course at Michigan Tech. Her victory came at the expense of runner-up 2012 GLIAC Champion Allyson Winchester of GVSU, who finished 12 seconds back.
2013 Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week: (9/18) Jessica Janecke - GV, (9/25) Kelsey Dickey - WU, (10/2) Jessica Janecke - GV, (10/11) Delainey Phelps - AU, (10/18) Samantha Johnson - FS, (10/31) Samantha Johnson - FS.