Spartan runners named weekly award winners
Aurora's Drew Schmitt and Anna Perkowski were named the Northern Athletics Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week for events of August 29-September 4, the first award of the season.
Schmitt (Batavia, Ill.) won the Waubonsee Chief Invitational, which was a 5.3 course length, with a time of 28:41. His winning individual medalist honors helped AU win the overall meet with 22 points.
Perkowski (River Grove, Ill./East Leyden) finished second with a school record time of 19:54 and led AU to the overall meet title at the 5K Waubonsee Chief Invitational.
Other Men's Nominees: Tim Lydy, Rockford;
Other Women's Nominees: Kayla Konow, Concordia Chicago; Katie Schommer, Wisconsin Lutheran;