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Bongard named Athlete of the Week

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 09/28/2010 14:53:52
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Anthony Bongard captures the Summit League Athlete of the Week after leading the South Dakota State men's cross country team in the Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by Minnesota, Sept. 25.

The junior from Redwood Falls, Minn. ran the 8k in a season-best time of 25 minutes and 29.30 seconds.

Bongard finished 60th in a field of 212 competitors, which included runners from ranked schools North Carolina State (12), Brigham Young (16), Iowa State (21) and Minnesota (27).

This marks Bongard's first career Summit League Athlete of the Week honor. 

"This is a nice honor for Anthony. He ran a smart race Saturday at a meet he struggled with in the past," said head coach Rod DeHaven. "It was great to see it come together for him."

The men's and women's cross country teams host the SDSU Classic at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Edgebrook Golf Club in Brookings, S.D.

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