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    Mack named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week

    Jan. 9, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS - Former NC State All-American Bobby Mack has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the senior men’s 8K in 24:27 at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race in Scotland on Jan. 5.

    Mack, who was named the team's captain prior to the race, guided the U.S. team to a first-place finish in the event. The U.S. had 49 points, followed by Team Europe with 65 and Team Great Britain with 67. The Raleigh, N.C., native was the runner-up in last year's race, but was was able to take the top spot as he edged out Ayad Lamdassam of Spain by one second to record his first international win.

    After winning the USA Cross Country Championships in 2012, Mack will return to the same course in St. Louis on Feb. 2 to defend his title. It is after that event that the U.S. will select athletes to compete at the World Championships in Poland in March.



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