Alea Hardie named Big Ten Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week

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LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska Athletics) – Freshman Alea Hardie has been named the Big Ten Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon.

Hardie is the first Husker women’s runner to earn the weekly honor since Erika Freyhof in 2019 and the first freshman to earn the Big Ten honor since Minnesota’s Libby Haibmaier in 2019.

The Sioux Falls, South Dakota, native placed first at the Greeno/Dirksen Invite with a time of 16:57.9 to win her second consecutive meet to start her Husker career.

Winning the 5K race by 11 seconds, the freshman became the first Nebraska women’s runner to win the Greeno/Dirksen Invite since Anna Peer in 2014.Nebraska is off this weekend and returns to action at the Joe Piane Invitational hosted by Notre Dame on Friday, Sept. 30, in South Bend, Indiana.

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