K-State cross country opened the season with a pair of wins at the J.K. Gold Classic and added Big 12 Runners of the Week sweeping the award this week with Armando Del Valle and Martina Tresch.
In his first meet as a Wildcat, Del Valle finished third overall in a group of 48 competitors and only 10 seconds behind the first-place finisher at R.A.F.T. Golf Course in Augusta, Kan. The effort helped K-State to a first-place finish at the meet. His time of 19:03.66 in the 6K race bettered the time of last season’s Kansas State team leader and overall second place finisher, Alex Umberger, by nearly 15 seconds on the same course.
Tresch finished first overall out of 52 competitors in her first collegiate event at the J.K. Gold Classic helping K-State to a first-place tie with Wichita State at the meet. Tresch clocked in with a time of 13:48.99 in the 4K race, leading seven Wildcats who finished in the top 15.
The Wildcats have a week off before traveling to Springfield, Mo. on Sep. 19.
– K-State Sports Information