Johnston won the individual 8K race at this past weekend's College of Charleston Invitational at Trophy Lakes in a time of 26:10, while he also led the CofC men's cross country squad to a first place team title. Johnston has had a great start the season as he finished second-place overall in the Cougars' first meet of the season, in which they also won the team title at the Gamecock Invitational.
A communications major, Koechli shot a career-best round of 69 in her second round of the Cougar Classic women's golf tournament at Yeamans Hall Club and finished 48th in a field of 124 golfers this past week. Koechli shot rounds of 76-69-77=222 (+6) for the tournament. Koechli continued her momentum from an excellent summer of golf, including advancing to the semifinals of the Women's Trans National Championship, competed against the top amateur golfers in the world.
2012-13 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK SPONSORED BY PIGGLY WIGGLY
Sept. 3 - Kees Heemskerk (men's soccer) and Sloane White (volleyball)
Sept. 10 - Mackenzie Johnston (men's cross country) and Vanessa Koechli (women's golf)