Braden Named WAC Athlete of the Week

BOISE, Idaho For the second time this season, Boise State University senior All-American Forest Braden was named Western Athletic Conference cross country Athlete of the Week, Tuesday.


Braden, a senior from Bonners Ferry, Idaho, posted a top five finish at the Pre-National Invitational, Oct. 14. With two career appearances at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships under his belt, the All-American finished fifth at the LaVerne Gibson Championships Course, the host site of the 2006 NCAA Championships.


Braden finished the 8,000-meter White race in 22:38.5, 24.5 seconds behind winner Josh McDougal of Liberty. Braden has now finished in the top five in each of his four races this season.


Braden was also named Athlete of the Week Oct. 2.

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