Porada Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week
Oct. 29, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois senior Katie Porada has been named the Big Ten Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Illini Open last Friday. In the last meet of the regular season, the Clarendon Hills, Ill. native finished first overall with a 5K time of 17:35. Porada finished 47 seconds ahead of the next Big Ten competitor, and clocked a one-mile pace of 5:39.67.
The last Illini runner to win the award was Courtney Yaeger in 2012 after she placed second overall at the Illinois Intercollegiate. This is the first time Porada has received the award.
Porada, along with with eight other Illini, will compete at the Big Ten Championships this Sunday, Nov. 3 in West Lafayette, Ind.