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Tierney Wolfgram becomes first Nevada cross country athlete to win national award

Tierney Wolfgram
Tierney Wolfgram was the national cross country athlete of the week last week. (Ryan Levy/Nevada athletics)

Nevada cross country standout Tierney Wolfgram was named the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week.

Wolfgram finished in first place during the women's 6K at the USF Invitational with a time of 20 minutes, 47.9 seconds. The sophomore was almost 29 seconds faster than the runner-up. The facility record at Golden Gate Park is 20:26, with Wolfgram missing that mark by 21 seconds. The time was the fifth fastest in the event in program history.

The Minnesota native set the American junior record in the marathon last November at 2 hours, 31 minutes, 49 second and finished 76th at the U.S. Olympic Trials. She competed only twice during the track and field season last year, his freshman campaign with the Wolf Pack.

According to the USTFCCCA, this is the first time a Wolf Pack athlete has been named National Athlete of the Week during the cross country season. Wolfram and the men's and women's cross country team will compete again at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 24. The event is hosted by the University of Minnesota.

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