Benedictine's Roberts, Skora Named NACC Runners of the Week

Benedictine University's Emma Roberts and Michael Skora have been named NACC Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of August 27-September 2.
Benedictine University's Emma Roberts and Michael Skora have been named NACC Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of August 27-September 2.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Sept. 5, 2018) --- Benedictine University junior Emma Roberts (Sandwich, Ill.) and senior Michael Skora (St. Charles, Ill.) have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of August 27-September 2, 2018, as selected by the league's sports information directors.

Roberts ran to a second-place finish out of 50 runners at the Saturday's Northern Illinois University Huskie Challenge in DeKalb, Illinois.

She posted a 15:44.9 clocking while competing against runners from all different levels in the 5-kilometer event at the North 40 Championship Cross Country Course. Benedictine finished third out of six teams in the season-opening event.

Skora placed ninth out of 39 runners in the 6-kilometer men's race at the NIU Huskie Challenge with a time of 20:47.1 while competing against runners of all levels. The Eagles placed second in the team race.

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Other nominations
Men: Noah Miller, Edgewood; Anthony Tuman, Illinois Tech; Kassahun Lehman, Lakeland; Jesse Lambrecht, MSOE; Christian Devant, Rockford
Women: Anna Krenz, Concordia Chicago; Taylor Mair, Edgewood; Erin Nelson, Illinois Tech; Nathalie Cairo, Lakeland; Patty Bray, MSOE

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NACC Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week
Sept. 5 - Michael Skora, Benedictine

NACC Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week
Sept. 5 - Emma Roberts, Benedictine