Esche Earns Big Ten Honor

Sept. 8, 2004

IOWA CITY, IA – University of Iowa senior cross country runner Matt Esche was named Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week Tuesday. Esche won Iowa’s dual meet win over Eastern Illinois last week, running the 6,000-meter course in a personal-best 18:45. The senior from Waukesha, WI, is a two-time all-region performer. Iowa defeated Eastern Illinois, 17-41, recording five of the top six placers.

Esche and the Hawkeyes will host Loyola and Wisconsin Friday at the Bill and James Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City. The 8,000-meter race is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. The Iowa women’s team will host Loyola and Northwestern for a 4,000-meter race, starting at 6 p.m.