Mead claims second Big Ten weekly award

by Max Sanders

For the second time in the 2009 cross country season, Minnesota junior Hassan Mead has been named the Big Ten runner of the week.

Mead earns this award after a third place finish in the Pre-Nationals meet this past Saturday, where he finished the eight-kilometer race in a time of 23:49.2. This is the fourth time the reigining Big Ten runner of the year has been named runner of the week, twice being named last year, and once earlier this year.