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Aaron Fletcher Named WCC Runner of the Month

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Men’s Runner of the month for October 2015

WEST COAST CONFERNCE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE MONTH – Aaron Fletcher, Sr. – BYU

BYU runner Aaron Fletcher is having a season to remember, leading the Cougars cross country team to a practically perfect victory at the WCC Championships last Saturday, October 31st. Fletcher captured the first place individual finish with an 8k time of 24:40.1. Four of his teammates finished close behind resulting in a near perfect score of 17 points making a clear statement as to why the Cougars are currently ranked nationally at No. 3.

 

Fletcher, team captain for the Cougars, has scored in the top two for BYU in each race this year. He placed sixth overall at the Washington Invitational, with a time of 23:27.0, on October 2. In BYU’s final race prior to the conference meet, he took 18th overall (23:52.1) at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on October 16. The meet featured 17 of the nations top 30 ranked teams at the time, and the Cougars’ second place team finish helped vault them into the top five of the national rankings.

 

 RESULTS:

-Sept. 5: BYU Autumn Classic, 2nd overall, 19:48.5 (4 miles)

-Sept. 19: WCC Preview, 2nd overall, 24:20.6 (8k)

-Oct. 2: Washington Invitational, 6th overall, 23:27.0 (8k)

-Oct. 16: Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, 18th overall, 23:52.1 (8k)

-Oct. 31: WCC Championships, 1st overall, 24:40.1 (8k)

 

Also Nominated:

Bryan Crook (SCU), Alex Short (USF)

2015 WCC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Month

October - Aaron Fletcher, BYU

September - Alex Short, San Francisco