Grinnell, IA -- Ellie Waddle, a junior runner for the Beloit College Women's Cross Country team from St. Paul, Minnesota (Central, and Jacob Gray, a senior runner for the Men's Cross Country squad from Ann Arbor, Michigan (Skyline), have been named the Midwest Conference Women's and Men's Runner of the Week for the week ending October 4.
Waddle finished third at the Wisconsin Lutheran College Warrior Invite in Milwaukee last Saturday, boosting the Women's team to a first-place finish. Gray finished fifth in the Men's race to lead the squad to a third-place finish at the same race.
The teams' combined finishes gave them the overall first-place trophy.
The teams are back in action this Friday at the Benedictine University Eagle Invite in Warrenville, Illinois. Action begins with the Women's race at 4:00 p.m.