April VanRyn Named Runner of the Week

Freshman April VanRyn (Tinley Park, Illinois) earned CCAC and NCCAA Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Week honors for April 8-14. In less than ideal conditions on a cold and rainy day, VanRyn, in her first collegiate outdoor race, won the 10,000 meter at the Benedictine University Relays (Lisle, Illinois).  She also achieved the NAIA and the NCCAA qualifying standards for the national meets.

In the field of 18 competitors from various college divisions, VanRyn crossed the finish line with a time of 37:39.02 and was 45 seconds ahead of the next runner.  She currently ranks 12th in the NAIA in the 10,000 meter and second in the NCCAA.

For more CCAC Athlete of the Week information click here.
For more NCCAA Athlete of the Week information click here.