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Geoduck Harrier Honored with CCC Player of the Week Award

Brian RakestrawSeptember 29, 2009

PORTLAND, Ore. - After last Saturday's third place performance, which was his third top 5 finish in three meets, Brian Rakestraw was named by the Cascade Collegiate Conference as Player of the Week in Cross Country. The honor is the first for a Geoduck harrier.

Rakestraw improved his time on the home course by 14 seconds over his '08 performance on a more difficult course. It was his second sub-26 8k this season, running 25:56.

Brian as been awarded All-Conference Honors twice in Cross Country, qualified for the NAIA National Championships in both Track and Field and Cross Country and holds six school records in cross country and track and field.

The senior will be shooting for his best placing yet at this weekends upcoming Willamette University Invitational, a meet that showcases the best NAIA teams and runners on the west coast.