Wolkey Named MVC Athlete of the Week after record-breaking performance



Kristin Wolkey, a member of the Missouri State cross country team, has been named this week's State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. This is Wolkey's second MVC honor this season.

Wolkey led the Bears to a second-place finish at the 24-team Memphis Twilight Classic, Saturday, in Memphis, Tenn. Her 5K time of 17:23.67 set a Missouri State varsity record and placed her third in the meet. The MSU record was previously held by multi-time All-American and 11-time MVC champion, Casey Owens.

After three meets, Missouri State ranks high on the MVC performance list with Wolkey leading the Valley 5K list by 24 seconds. Sophomore Jamie Vest ranks fourth, junior Chloe Key ranks seventh, junior Carrie Vestal is 13th and senior Clarissa Codrington ranks 18th.

The Bears cross country team will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 14, when they compete at the NCAA Pre-National Meet in Terre Haute, Ind. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.



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