Sept. 30, 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of New Mexico senior Michelle Corrigan has been selected as the Mountain West Conference Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced today. Corrigan earns the weekly award for the first time in her career and is the second Lobo woman honored this fall along with junior Nicky Archer (Sept. 9).
After a five-year drought to start its MWC tenure, New Mexico has captured five Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week awards since 2004. Corrigan and Archer are the Lobos' first women's honorees since 2005 and are the only women other than former standout Jacquelyne Gallegos (three from 2004-05) to win the award.
Corrigan finished eighth to lead the New Mexico women to a third-place finish in the 23-team field at Minnesota's Roy Griak Invitational meet held last Saturday. Corrigan moved up 12 spots over the second half of the 6K race, finishing with a time of 21:39.9 in her season debut. The Green Bay, Wisc., product's time currently ranks first in the league for the 6K distance.
Corrigan has led the Lobos in all six races since transferring to UNM from Mississippi State in the summer of 2007.