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Greater Alton Athlete of the Week: Marquette's Riley Vickrey

posted Oct 3 2016 3:24 AM

Cross Country | Riley Vickrey

After a month, Vickrey is enjoying an outstanding freshman season with the Marquette Catholic cross country team.

First, she started her freshman year on Aug. 27 with a medal after placing 26th in the First to the Finish meet at SIUE. Three days later, she got another medal after finishing eighth in the Carlinville Invitational.

On Sept. 21, Vickrey celebrated the first victory of her prep career after winning the girls’ race by 40 seconds in the Alton Invitational at Gordon Moore Park. Vickrey finished with a time of 20 minutes, 6 seconds.

The effort earned Vickrey this week’s AdVantage News Athlete of the Week.

“She knows how to pace; she knows her body,” Explorers head coach Mike Brooks said at the Alton Invite. “She’s a kid that makes the coach look good.”

Vickrey was the only Marquette runner who competed in the varsity girls’ race at Alton.

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