BURNSVILLE, Minn. (KWSN)- Paul Yak led all Division-II runners at the Chile Pepper Invite on Saturday and his 11th overall finish earned him his second consecutive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference athlete of the week.
Yak recorded a time of 24:44.4 to lead all Division II runners on the muddy, rain-soaked 8K course. Yak's performance also led the Vikings to a team win, their second consecutive, in the college division.
Yak finished ahead of 62 of the 70 Division I runners who scored for their team. Yak finished over 15 seconds ahead of the next-closest Division II runner.
Earning the honor for the second time this year, this is Yak's fifth NSIC athlete of the week honor in his career.
The Vikings will send a group of athletes to Mankato, Minn. for Caty's Run on Oct. 12 as they prepare to host the NSIC Championships on Oct. 26 at Yankton Trails Park.
Courtesy of Augustana College