Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Gig Harbor's Brenna Peloquin named USTFCCCA national D1 Athlete of the Week for Wisconsin win...

NEW ORLEANS—Gig Harbor’s Brenna Peloquin (#118/photo by Mike Scott)  was named by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as its national Division I athlete of the week for her impressive performance last Friday in winning the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin.

The sophomore at Boise State University spent the majority of the race amongst the leaders in the top five, but she made sure to also have a runner or two in front of and beside her to combat what was an extremely windy day. 

The Gig Harbor HS grad made a solid move with roughly 1,000 meters to go, and eventually accelerated one more time to drop New Mexico’s Alice Wright (#238) and Notre Dame’s Anna Rohrer (#277) to take the win in 20:01, with Wright second at 20:02, and Rohrer third at 20:04 over the 6 kilometer course.

Peloquin is now the only Bronco in school history to garner the prestigious USTFCCCA weekly honor twice over the course of a collegiate career.

Peloquin also earned the honor after winning the Roy Griak Invitational individual title on September 24th. She clocked a time of 20:50 on the 6-kilometer course, securing an 11-second victory over Michigan’s Erin Finn (21:01).

NOTE:  The USTFCCCA and Boise State University contributed to this report.

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