COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
For just the second time in program history, the University of Wyoming has swept the Mountain West Cross Country Athletes of the Week. Cowboy junior Amos Bowen and Cowgirl senior Holly Page were named male and female recipients of the award, announced by the conference office Tuesday.
Page claimed the honor for the second time in her career with another solid performance in Saturday's Montana State Invite at Bozeman, Mont. She traversed the 3-mile course in 17:08 to place second individually and led the Cowgirls to their second-straight team title with 31 points. Page helped UW best second-place Utah by two points, after the Utes entered the meet ranked third in the mountain region and 37th in the nation in the USTFCCCA polls. The victory helped the Cowgirls move up three places to sixth in this week's USTFCCCA region rankings. Page has been UW's top finisher in 14-consecutive races, dating back to 2012.
Bowen was equally as impressive in the men's 5-mile race. He crossed the line in 25:01 to collect his first collegiate cross country victory by five seconds. His efforts helped the Cowboys win the team title with 32 points, their second straight as well. Bowen has been UW's top finisher twice in his career.
Wyoming last swept the MW weekly cross country awards in 2013 when Page and Garrett Zans accomplished the feat on Sept. 17.
The Cowboys and Cowgirls return to action at the Notre Dame Invite on Oct. 3 in South Bend, Ind.