Week Seven Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week: Jacob Gonzalez (Mount Olive)

Mount Olive’s Gonzalez Named Week 7 Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

       

HIGH POINT, N.C. – University of Mount Olive's Jacob Gonzalez has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for races ran the week of Oct. 15 - 21, the Conference announced today. This marks Gonzalez's second POTW of the year and the fourth for Mount Olive.

Gonzalez finished just behind teammate Tai Smith at the NCAA National Preview held in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Sophomore from Four Oaks, N.C., placed 10th with a time of 25:27 to help his team break the tie for second with Queens University as the top four of the Trojan runners finished higher than the top four runners to give UMO a 4-1 advantage and the rightful 2nd place finish for the Trojans.

The University of Mount Olive men's cross country team is ranked 9th in the nation.


Mount Olive’s Smith Named Week 6 Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

       

HIGH POINT, N.C. – University of Mount Olive's Tai Smith has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for races ran the week of Oct. 8 - 14, the Conference announced today. This marks Smith's second POTW of the year and the third for Mount Olive.

Smith, a junior from Glendale, Ariz., led the Trojan finishers in the men's 8k at the Royal Cross Country Challenge hosted by Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. with a seventh-place finish and a time of 24:03. His time marks a new personal record, shaving 35 seconds off his previous best of 24:38.


Mount Olive’s Gonzalez Named Week 5 Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

       

HIGH POINT, N.C. – University of Mount Olive's Jacob Gonzalez has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for races ran the week of Sept. 24-30, the Conference announced today.

Jacob Gonzalez, a sophomore from Four Oaks, N.C. was the highest placing Trojan in the Men's Gold 8K race at the Paul Short Invitational, which included athletes from top Division I programs. Gonzalez was the highest placing Division II runner in the Paul Short Men's Gold 8K race, clocking in with a time of 25:15 to finish 47th out of 360 competitors. 


 Lees-McRae’s Thompson Named Week 3 Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

       

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Lees-McRae College's Austin Thompson has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the Conference announced today.

Austin Thompson led the LMC men's cross country at last week's Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational with an 8k time of 26:35.66. The time logged by Thompson is the 10th-best time in the history of LMC men's cross country. The Cleveland, Ga. native now owns six of top 20 times in the history of the program. 


North Greenville’s Keller Named Week 2 Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

      

HIGH POINT, N.C. – North Greenville's Jonathan Keller has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the Conference announced today.

A native of Gaffney, SC., Keller placed 3rd out of 75 competitors at the Tusculum Zaxby's Open Friday, September 7. The junior ran a time of 16:47.7 in the 5k, contributing to his team's overall 3rd place finish.


Mount Olive’s Smith Named Week 1 Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

     

HIGH POINT, N.C.Mount Olive’s Tai Smith has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, the Conference announced today.

A native of Glendale, AZ., Smith took a 3rd-place finish at the inaugural Mount Olive Twilight this Friday, August 31. In his season opener, the junior would run the event in 26:39.9 to help pace Mount Olive to a first-place team finish.