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Fischer Named MVC Cross Country Athlete of the Week

first_imgST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, Sept. 13, afternoon.Following a grueling week of training, Fischer finished fourth at the Oz Memorial last Friday evening. He completed the 4-mile course in 20:01.4 behind runners from Wisconsin and South Dakota State. During the race, he was briefly tripped up at the 5k mark, but rebounded to challenge the lead pack down the stretch and put himself in position for a potential win. In his two races this season, he has finished second and fourth.The honor is the second in as many weeks for Fischer this season.Following two tough weeks of training and competition, the Bulldogs will remain close to home this weekend to compete in the Grand View Invitational on Friday, Sept. 16 before traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Chile Pepper Festival on Oct. 1.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more