Nelson named Big 12 Runner of the Week

Caitlyn Diimig

Senior Meaghan Nelson was named Big 12 Runner of the Week.

Nelson’s performance at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Friday helped secure the honor, as she placed ninth in the 6,000-meter race with a time of 20:16. 

This is Nelson’s first time winning the honor. 

Despite Nelson’s finish and top places for both senior Dani Stack and junior Betsy Saina at the invite, the Cyclone women dropped from a ninth-place national ranking to No. 13. Big 12 rival Texas moved from No. 17 to No. 12.

The teams will compete next at the Big 12 Championships on Oct. 29 in College Station, Texas.