Santiago Prosser of Anchorage was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after his sparkling performance at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The sophomore out of Dimond High earned All-American honors and helped Northern Arizona to the Division I men’s cross country team title.

In his debut at the national championships Prosser came up huge for the Lumberjacks. He was Northern Arizona’s No. 3 finisher and finished 19th overall in a field of 255 runners.

He steadily climbed up the standings as the race progressed, and ultimately his better-than-anticipated finish was the difference-maker in the closest NCAA cross country team finish in history.

Prosser became the 7th Alaskan to earn NCAA Division 1 All American honors in cross country, joining Don Clary, Kristi Klinnert (Waythomas), Jake Bartholomy, Francesca Fairbanks, Trevor Dunbar, and Allie Ostrander.

The Alaska Athlete of the Week is selected by a panel each Monday.

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Also receiving votes: Naomi Bailey, Jahnna Hajdukovich, River Scott

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