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    Donohue Tabbed Big Ten Runner of the Week
    Mark Donohue earned his first career accolade after finishing third at the Illini Open last Friday.

    Mark Donohue earned his first career accolade after finishing third at the Illini Open last Friday.

    Oct. 25, 2011

    Big Ten Release

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Mark Donohue earned the final Big Ten Runner of the Week honor of the 2011 season announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Donohue finished first for the Orange and Blue and third overall at the Illini Open last Friday with an 8K time of 25:49. The Des Plaines, Ill., native was one of two Illini to place in the top 10 at the meet, with his finish being the best of his career.

    This marks the first time Donohue has earned this honor in his career and the first Illini to pick up the accolade this season. The last Illini to earn the feat was senior Chris DeSilva who was named Big Ten Runner of the Week on Oct. 26, 2010.

    Up Next: The Fighting Illini will host the Big Ten Championships on Sunday at the UI Arboretum with the 8K race starting at 10:45 a.m. CT.

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