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INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler University senior Rob Mullett and University of Illinois at Chicago senior Kristen Heckert have been named Horizon League Cross Country Athletes of the Week for the period of Sept. 14-20.

Mullett, a native of Brighton, U.K., finished first out of 170 competitors with an 8K time of 24:44.6 on Friday at the Indiana Intercollegiate in Terre Haute, Ind.

Heckert, a native of Sugar Grove, Ill., placed first out of 306 runners with a 5K time of 17:37.0 on Friday at the Illinois Intercollegiate in Normal, Ill.

The Bulldogs finished fourth in a 21-team men's field with 119 points, while the Flames placed fifth in a 31-team women's field with 171 points.

Both squads are idle until Oct. 2 when they travel to the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

Other Horizon League Men's Athlete-of-the-Week nominees (Sept. 22)

Alex Vanias, Detroit, Sophomore -- 31:00.0 in 8K -- 24th out of 248
Ryan Kuphall, Loyola, Senior -- 24:50.0 in 8K -- 12th out of 334
John Simons, Milwaukee, Freshman -- 26:00.9 in 8K -- 15th out of 146
Roger Pinon, UIC, Junior -- 25:38.0 in 8K -- 6th out of 131
Joel Hartenberger, Valparaiso, Junior -- 26:56.6 in 8K -- 7th out of 170
Evan Firestone, Wright State, Sophomore -- 25:43.0 in 8K -- 4th out of 177

Other Horizon League Women's Athlete-of-the-Week nominees (Sept. 22)
Katie Clark, Butler, Freshman -- 17:44.6 in 5K -- 5th out of 178
Allison Craine, Cleveland State, Sophomore -- 19:36.0 in 5K -- 20th out of 181
Beata Gorzynska, Detroit, Senior -- 19:14.0 in 5K -- 24th out of 260
Pam Staton, Loyola, Senior -- 18:14.0 in 5K -- 6th out of 306
Abbie Zaspel, Milwaukee, Senior -- 18:35.2 in 5K -- 14th out of 47 D-I
Lindsey Gilman, Valparaiso, Senior -- 19:57.2 in 5K -- 28th out of 148
Natalie Hopwood, Wright State, Junior -- 19:07.0 in 5K -- 7th out of 181

Tags: Butler - Cross Country · UIC - Cross Country
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