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Week 6: Cross Country Honors
Cross Country Combined - Wed, Oct. 12, 2016

(Sioux City, Iowa) – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following Cross Country Runners-of-the-Week for October 3-9, 2016. Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2016-2017 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program.

Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Cross Country Runners-of-the-Week


Women – Marissa DeWispelare, Doane University

Doane's Marissa DeWispelare is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women's Cross Country Runner-of-the-Week. DeWispelare, a senior from David City, Nebraska, was the top intercollegiate finisher in a race featuring three NAIA Top 25 squads (Dordt, Morningside, Hastings) and NCAA Division II schools #24 Augustana, Sioux Falls and Wayne State (NE). She topped the next intercollegiate runner by 23 seconds while posting a personal best time (17:28) on the 5k course.


Men – Will Norris, Northwestern College

Will Norris of Northwestern College is the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men's Cross Country Runner-of-the-Week.  Norris, a senior from Spirit Lake, Iowa, took first place to help Northwestern to the men's team championship at the Briar Cliff Invitational held last weekend. Norris turned in the second fastest 8K time in program history, clocking a career-best 24:55, 46 seconds faster than his previous best. His time is just five seconds slower than Dale Schoolmeester, who owns the school record (24:50) set at Dakota Wesleyan in 1981. Northwestern is ranked 16th in the latest NAIA Coaches' poll.