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Brandon Bethke named ASU Male Athlete of the Week

November 04, 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.