Mount Olive's Jacob Gonzalez has been named Conference Carolinas Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for meets ran during the week of Sept. 24 - Oct. 1.

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. 

Also nominated for Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week:
Mugisha Beinvenu (Emmanuel College) 27:00 at the Greater Louisville Classic; Individual Finish 28/275
Jonathan Keller (North Greenville University) 27.06.82 at the 6th Annual UNG Invitational; 22nd/95
Joshua Hall (Lees-McRae College) 27:09 career best at the Queen City Invite; 79/249 
 

2018 Men's Cross Country Runners of the Week:
Week One (Sept. 4) – Tai Smith (Mount Olive)
Week Two (Sept. 10) – Jonathan Keller (North Greenville)
Week Three (Sept. 17) – Austin Thompson (Lees McRae)
Week Four (Sept. 24) - N/A
Week Five (Oct. 2) - Jacob Gonzalez (Mount Olive)