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September 9, 2009

2009 Season - Adams named CCIW "Runner of the Week"

Augustana senior Ellen Adams (Glenbard West HS, Glen Ellyn, Ill.) parlayed a fine effort at the Western Illinois Invitational into an extra honor. Adams was selected as the first-ever “Runner of the Week” in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, it was announced today.

Adams placed sixth at the WIU Invitational in Macomb, Illinois on Friday, September 4 with a time of 15:59 over the 4,000 meter course. Her effort helped lead the Vikings to a third place finish in the team standings, behind NCAA Division I schools Bradley and Western Illinois. Veteran head coach Fred Whiteside’s team scored 73 points, trailing the winning total of 28 by Bradley and the runner-up score of 55 by host Western Illinois. Illinois Central was fourth with 77 points, just four behind Augustana. Northern Illinois (99), Lincoln (185) and Knox (208) rounded out the field.

Adams is a geology major and is the daughter of Don and Susan Adams of Glen Ellyn. She was the team’s Most Valuable Performer a year ago.