Nevada's Amanda Moreno and Utah State's Seth Wold have been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's and Men's Cross Country Athletes of the Week, respectively, for the week of Aug. 27 – Sept. 2. This is the first career honor for Moreno.
Moreno, a sophomore from Stockton, Calif. (Escalon) and a 2006 first team all-WAC Cross Country honoree, was Nevada's top finisher at the Nevada Twilight Cross Country Classic in Reno, Nev., Sept. 1. She helped lead the Pack to a second place finish in the 4K collegiate women's race, finishing ahead of Pac-10 powerhouse UCLA. Moreno narrowly missed claiming her first individual title of the season, getting edged by a UC Riverside runner by one second at the finish.
Wold, a junior from Highland, Utah (Lone Peak), took first place out of 42 athletes in the men's 8k race at the Utah State Open in Logan, Utah, Aug. 31. Wold was the top finisher for Utah State's men, leading the Aggies to a second place finish in the race. Wold is the top returner for the Aggies this season, taking fifth at the WAC Championships last year and earning first-team all-WAC honors.
Other Men's Nominees: Junior Matt Racine of Idaho turned in a 12th-place finish to be the top Vandal finisher at the Utah State Open ... freshman Luke Galvan of San Jose State finished seventh in his first collegiate race at the USF Invitational.
Other Women's Nominees: Senior Mandy Macalister of Idaho finished eighth at the Utah State Open ... senior Erica Sahli of San Jose State placed third at the USF Invitational.