Lusignan leads Jacks past Gophers

AUSTIN HAMM Sports Editor

For his individual victory at the Oz Memorial Invitational that helped lead the South Dakota State to a team victory, fifth year senior Trent Lusignan is this Week’s Collegian Sports Athlete of the Week.

Lusignan claimed his win on the 6-kilometer course in 18:40, and led the Jacks to a win in a meet that included Drake and the University of Minnesota. He was also 

  Lusignan’s ability to run near the front of races and score as a low stick will be a big part of the Jacks success this year as they look to reclaim the Summit League Conference title.

 “Having Trent out there basically makes it like racing four on five.” said SDSU Head Coach Rod Dehaven.

 Originally from Shakopee, Minn., Lusignan was the Summit League individual champion in the fall of 2013. That season, he also placed second in the Midwest region and was an All-American after a 12th place finish at the NCAA National Championship Meet.

 Lusignan and the Jackrabbit cross country team will next compete on Saturday Sept. 26 at the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota.