LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell’s Michael Bortolot was named the M-F Athletic Patriot League Male Rookie of the Week by the conference office on Tuesday. He earns the award after a solid showing against nationally-ranked teams at Penn State’s Spiked Shoe Invitational on Friday.

Bortolot was Bucknell’s top freshman for the second week in a row, finishing 22nd out of 57 runners at the highly competitive meet, which featured two nationally-ranked teams -- No. 3 Syracuse and No. 16 Georgetown. Bortolot crossed the line on the 5.2-mile course in 27:07.

The Bison will get a break from competition with no events this coming weekend. They will run at the Panorama Farms Invitational in Earlysville, Virginia, on Saturday, Sept. 23.