Maggie Pierson
Maggie Pierson

Luther's Maggie Pierson was named the women's cross county athlete of the week by the Iowa Athletic Conference.

Pierson, a junior from Plymouth, Minn., finished second in a field of 152 runners at the St. Kate's Invitational Oct. 6. She covered a quick 4-kilometer course in 14:33.64 and was just three seconds off the pace set by Hamline's Maria Theisen. The Norse won the team title with 32 points.

Pierson is the daughter of Chris and Becky Pierson. She is a graduate of Wayzata High School.