Nov. 4, 2009
Cross Country runner Brandon Bethke has been named ASU's Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending November 7th. Bethke led a Sun Devil team which placed four men in the top 25 at the Pac-10 Championships. Bethke, who stayed with the leader much of the race placed second overall with a time of 22:41.1.
Bethke led the men to a third-place team finish at the 2009 Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif., as he covered the 8,000m course in 22:41.1 to finish as the meet's runner-up. His finish, which tied for the highest finish in program history at the Conference meet, helped the No. 16 Sun Devils score 88 points - the fifth-best total in program history - and finish ahead No. 13 Washington. Bethke's finish also earned him a spot on the All-Pac-10 First Team.