Nov. 25, 2009
Men's cross country runner Brandon Bethke has been named ASU's Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending November 28th. Bethke once again shined for the Sun Devils as he recorded the fastest time in Sun Devil history, by running the 10,000m run in 29:38.3. His efforts earned him All-America honors and this is his second Athlete of the Week award this season.
Senior Brandon Bethke posted an impressive day at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday as the Sun Devil leader placed seventh overall in 29:38.3 and earned his first All-America honor in cross country. Bethke's time ranks as the fastest all-time by a Sun Devil in the 10,000m run in Terre Haute while also giving him the highest finish in program history, surpassing the ninth-place showing of Aaron Aguayo in 2006. Only Lisa Aguilera's placement of fifth for the women in 2000 stands as a higher finish by any Sun Devil at the NCAA meet.