Grinnell, IA -- Emma Koenig, a junior distance runner for the Beloit College Track & Field team from Portland, Oregon (Grant), has been named the Midwest Conference Female Track Performer of the Week for the week ending March 29.
The Conference Office announced the recognition late Monday night.
Koenig shattered the Beloit 5000m record with an 18:13.72 while finishing second at the Knox College Outdoor Open, the first outdoor meet of the season for the Bucs. She broke the record of Jen Kennington, who ran the distance in 18:27.72 in 1999, making it one of the few records still on the Beloit record board from the nineties.
The Buccaneers continue the early part of their season Saturday at the University of Chicago Ted Haydon Invite Saturday.