ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis freshman Ben Naeger (Ste. Genevieve, Mo.) collected his school-record third Atlantic 10 Conference weekly award Tuesday after being named the A-10 Cross Country Rookie of the Week.
Naeger helped the Billikens to a second-place finish in the gold division at the Joe Piane/Notre Dame Invitational Sept. 29 in South Bend, Indiana. He finished 13th overall at the meet with a time of 25:01.5.
Naeger, who has three A-10 Rookie of the Week awards after three collegiate races, is the first runner in school history to register three A-10 Rookie of the Week honors. In addition, Naeger becomes the first A-10 runner since 2012 (Michael Turi – Fordham) to earn three Rookie of the Week honors in a season.
The Billiken men's team is next in action Saturday, Oct. 14, when it competes at the Pre-National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The women's squad runs Friday, Oct. 13, at the Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria, Illinois.