(INDIANAPOLIS) – It didn't take long for Sarah Berger to get back in stride as she has been named the first Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week.
Berger competed at the Youngstown State Icebreaker and blew the competition away in the 5K run, setting a new school and a new conference record with her time of 16:53.34.
She won the event by over a minute and set the new conference mark by over 40 seconds. This comes after Berger's successful cross country season where she was named USTFCCCA Midwest Region Athlete of the Year en route to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division II Championships.
Berger was also the Great Midwest Women's Cross Country Runner of the Year for the Cavaliers.
Her time was also a provisional standard for nationals and is currently the third-fastest in all of Division II and just under 18 seconds away from an automatic qualifying time.
Overall, this is the fifth time this year that she has earned weekly honors by the G-MAC after being named Athlete of the Week four times in cross country.