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Schiffbauer Named Marshall Athlete of the Week

Schiffbauer was first overall in a field of 122

Oct. 17, 2011

The Thundering Herd cross country team's very own Matt Schiffbauer has been chosen as this week's Marshall University Athlete of the Week following his first place finish at the Evansville Invitational on Saturday.

The senior runner placed first individually in a field of 122 with a time of 25:08.96 in the men's 8k race, and won the event for the second year in a row. His performance also helped guide Marshall to a third place finish out of 12 teams, which makes it the Herd's best team finish to date in 2011.

Schiffbauer has now finished in the top-10 in all of his races this season, and will next be in action when the squad travels to Houston, Texas, for the Conference USA Championships on October 31.