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.
Have a candidate in mind? Email us your nomination: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also receiving votes: Naomi Bailey, Jahnna Hajdukovich, River Scott