Lawrence University cross country standout Curran Carlile has been named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week.
Carlile (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic), a freshman, won his second individual title of the season as he raced to victory at Lawrence’s Gene Davis Invitational on Oct. 9.
Carlile covered the 8,000-meter course in 26:22.89 to beat Carthage College’s Jake Mahaffey by almost five seconds. Carlile, who also won the Tom Barry Invitational to start the season, pulled away from a pair of Carthage runners over the final 500 meters to set a course record at Reid Golf Course.
Led by Carlile, the Vikings placed second in the team standings.
Lawrence returns to action on Saturday when it travels to the UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational at Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, Wis.