Colin Rogers, Hamline

Colin Rogers, Hamline

River Falls, Wis. / River Falls

The Hamline men's cross country team finished third at Saturday's St. Kate's Invitational behind a tremendous individual effort from Colin Rogers (River Falls, Wis.). The senior hung on for a dramatic individual victory, which was his second first-place finish of the 2013 season. For his performance, Rogers was named the MIAC Men's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week.

Rogers claimed the individual title at the St. Kate's Invite by completing the 4k course in 12:07.12 to lead a field of 82 runners. He held off a charge by Saint John's Tomas Feichtinger to win the race by just three seconds. Rogers also scored an individual victory earlier this season in a race at Luther College. His first-place finish helped Hamline take third as a team at St. Kate's with a score of 56 points.

Rogers and his teammates have just one meet left to tune up for the 2013 MIAC Cross Country Championships, which will be held Nov. 2 at Como Park Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn. Saturday, the Pipers will travel to Wisconsin for their final regular-season race, the UW-La Crosse Invitational in La Crosse, Wis. The meet stats at 10:30 a.m.

2013 MIAC Men's Cross Country Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE        NAME        SCHOOL    
10/22/2013   Hart Hornor   Carleton  
10/15/2013   Colin Rogers   Hamline  
10/01/2013   Matt Berens   Bethel  
9/24/2013   Grant Wintheiser   St. Olaf  
9/17/2013   Matt Berens   Bethel  
9/10/2013     Hart Hornor     Carleton  
  9/4/2013     Matt Berens      Bethel