Oct. 19, 2010
BEAUMONT, Texas -
Lamar University's Matt Johnsen was named the Southland Conference Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.
Johnsen, a sophomore from Broulee, Australia, led the Cardinals to the team title in the 19-team field at the Bronco Invitational in Santa Clara, Calif., on Saturday. Johnsen finished third in 23 minutes, 55.2 seconds over 8 kilometers to lead three Lamar runners in the top 10.
This is the third time this season a Lamar runner has received the Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week award. Tallam Kipruto won the award twice this fall.
Lamar returns to action when it hosts the Southland Conference Cross Country Championships at the Bayou Din Golf Course in Beaumont on Thursday, Oct. 28.
The women's race starts at 9 a.m., with the men's race slated to get under way at 9:45 a.m. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. The Lamar men's team will be aiming for its fifth consecutive Southland Conference title. Admission is free.