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NAIA Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week - No. 3

September 21, 2016
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By Spencer Scheve, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, MO. - John Gay of British Columbia has been named the NAIA National Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the National Office announced Tuesday. Gay was selected for his performance from Sept. 12 – 18 and was selected out of a pool of conference/association of independent institutions award winners.

NAIA Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
John Gay, British Columbia
Jr., Kelowna, B.C.

  • Finished fourth out of 291 total runners at the University of Washington Sundodger Invite on Sept. 17.
  • First NAIA runner to cross the finish line.
  • Recorded a time of 24:18.2 on the 8-kilometer course , 17 seconds faster than any other NAIA runner.

For the complete runner of the week calendar, click here.

Nominees: Kaleb Wilson, William Woods (Mo.); Fabian Munoz, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Andrew Daw, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Seth Schenck, Columbia (Mo.); Tyler Alverson, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); James Maddox, St. Andrews (N.C.); Jackson Helfrich, Reinhardt (Ga.); Max Golema, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.); Zachary Ellis, Marymount (Calif.); Jordan Bramblett, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Garrett Kraal, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Dylan Alexander, Southern Oregon; Nic Maszk, Eastern Oregon; Billy Godfrey, College of Idaho; Abel Hernandez, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Roger Malonda-Pedros, Calumet (Ind.); Matt Hall, Taylor (Ind.); Ryan Smith, Goshen (Ind.); Daniel Garza, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Benson Koech, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Chance Hyatt, Carroll (Mont.); Ryan Thompson, Biola (Calif.); Andrew Orona, The Master's (Calif.); Lucas Keifer, Hastings (Neb.); Eric Weers, Doane (Neb.); Christopher August, Xavier (La.); Jamal Boma, William Penn (Iowa); Devon Colegrove, Evangel (Mo.); Elliot Knernschield, Central Methodist (Mo.); Ulysses Orozco, Missouri Valley; James Lindstrom, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Rhett Gainey, Grand View (Iowa); Christian Graham, Saint Mary (Kan.); Michael Sarafin, Kansas Wesleyan; Jersey Boydstun, Southwestern (Kan.); Adam Sandidge, Campbellsville (Ky.); Samuel Beal, Cumberlands (Ky.); Adrian Ross, Shawnee State (Ohio); Dustin Wheel, Georgetown (Ky.); Jerry Rojas, Cumberland (Tenn.); Jorge Pichardo, Viterbo (Wis.); Laban Kandie, Wiley (Texas); Dannys Marrero, Point Park (Pa.); Christopher Woodley, Carlow (Pa.); Christian Arbuthnot, St. Gregory's (Okla.); Ryan Gebelein, Dalton State (Ga.); Geoffrey Kipchumba, William Carey (Miss.); Anthony Rizzi, Loyola (La.); Alex Guillory, Mobile (Ala.); Trae Miller, Southeastern (Fla.); Joshua Clethen , St. Thomas (Fla.); Brian Kempton, Warner (Fla.); Avonte Boykins, Keiser (Fla.); Cristian Slaton, USC Beaufort (S.C.); Tom Willet, Aquinas (Mich.); Anthony Floyd, Madonna (Mich.); Matt Jutte, Lourdes (Ohio); Tanner Wall, Indiana Tech


2016-17 Men's Cross Country Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (September 07): Will Norris, Northwestern (Iowa) 
Week 2 (September 14): Matt Hall, Taylor (Ind.) 
Week 3 (September 21): John Gay, British Columbia