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Wanuch Named Student-Athlete of Week PDF Print
Written by Chandler Carver   
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:55

Nathan Wanuch, a senior on the Chattanooga men’s cross country team, has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for September 12, the league office

announced today. The Mississauga, Ontario native holds a 3.632 GPA in Education - Secondary English. Wanuch claimed the men’s individual title at the Mocs season-opening PowerAde Invitational at the Moccasin Bend Race Course last Friday evening. Wanuch kept pace with Middle Tennessee’s Robinson Simatei for the first two miles of the 5K race before separating himself and claiming the victory by a 17 second margin. The Mocs finished second. Other nominees included Appalachian State men’s soccer player Kristian Lee-Him, College of Charleston men’s cross country runner Mackenzie Johnston, and The Citadel football player Thomas Warren. 

 

Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week
Sept. 5: Christina Dorismond, Volleyball, Furman
Sept. 12: Nathan Wanuch, Cross Country, Chattanooga 

 

Wanuch Named Men’s Runner of the Week


Chattanooga’s Nathan Wanuch has been named the Southern Conference men’s cross country runner of the week for his performance during the weekend of September 7-8, the league office announced Wednesday. Wanuch helped the Mocs to a second-place finish and claimed the men’s individual title at the Mocs’ season-opening PowerAde Invitational at the Moccasin Bend Race Course on Friday. He kept pace with Middle Tennessee’s Robinson Simatei for the first two miles of the 5K race before separating himself and claiming the victory by a 17-second margin (15:31), his first collegiate victory. The senior education (secondary English) major boasts a 3.63 GPA and will lead the Mocs next weekend at the Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday. Samford’s Luke Weisharr was named honorable mention runner of the week for his performance during the weekend of September 7-8, the league office announced Wednesday.  The freshman from Crestwood, Ky. finished ninth at the Auburn Cross Country Invitational. He ran 19:39 over the slightly long and very hilly 6K course and helped the Bulldogs to a fourth-place finish.

 

McMahon Named Women’s Runner of the Week

 

College of Charleston’s Hayley McMahon has been honored as the Southern Conference Women’s Runner of the Week for her performance during the weekend of September 7-8, the league office announced. The sophomore from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. won the rainy College of Charleston Invitational on Friday. McMahon covered the rain-soaked and water-logged course in 18:20.  McMahon led the Cougars to a first-place finish, ahead of conference foes Georgia Southern and The Citadel. College of Charleston will return to action on September 15 in Rock Hill, S.C. at the Winthrop Invitational.

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy: Nathan Wanuch, SoCon Athletics

 

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