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Pohl Named Big Sky Conference Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week

OGDEN, Utah – After helping the Northern Arizona cross country teams bring him both titles from the Aztec Invitational this past weekend, senior Veronica Pohl was named women’s Big Sky Cross Country Athlete of the Week. This is Pohl’s second-consecutive honor in as many weeks.

The German native took the women’s individual title at the Aztec Invitational when she crossed the line first with a time of 18:11, 22 seconds better than the second-place finisher. The women's team went on to win the race totaling 26 points and placing four runners in the top 10.

Taking home the men’s Big Sky Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week award was Eastern Washington’s Alex Smyth. He finished fourth out of 72 competitors, covering the eight-kilometer course in 24:11.41, at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle Wash. The sophomore from Coupeville, Wash. helped the Eagles to a third place finish.

Pohl and the rest of the Lumberjacks are training hard for their upcoming meets with the ASU Inviational on Oct. 2, and the Cowboy Jamboree hosted by Oklahoma State on Oct. 3.