Cross Country Sweeps Mountain West Awards

    Sept. 18, 2012

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Fresno State junior Olivier Bernard and sophomore Lyndsie Etherton have earned Mountain West Men's and Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors, respectively, for races contested from Sept. 10-16, 2012. It is the second consecutive week that Etherton has earned the honor and first Mountain West career honor for Bernard.

    Bernard, a native of Laval, Quebec, Canada, placed sixth at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, Wash. He ran the 8-kilometer course in a career-best time of 24:14.53, the top time at that distance in the MW this season. The Bulldogs finished second as a team.

    A Fresno, Calif., native, Etherton placed fourth at the Sundodger Invitational. She ran a time of 20:58.34 over the 6-kilometer race, a Fresno State record at that distance. Etherton topped the old mark of 21:12 set by Marissa McPhail in 2007. The Bulldogs finished second as a team behind No. 1 ranked Washington.

    2012 Mountain West Men's Cross Country Athletes of the Week
    Sept. 4 - Alex Muntefering, Jr., Colorado State
    Sept. 11 - Jeff Howard, Jr., Boise State
    Sept. 17 - Olivier Bernard, Jr., Fresno State

    2012 Mountain West Women's Cross Country Athletes of the Week
    Sept. 4 - Kaitlin Hanenburg, Jr., Colorado State
    Sept. 11 - Lyndsie Etherton, So., Fresno State
    Sept. 17 - Lyndsie Etherton, So., Fresno State

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