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2017 NAIA Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week - No. 2

September 13, 2017
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By Trevor Lininger, Athletic Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mark French of Oregon Tech has been named the NAIA National Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday. French was selected for his performance from Sept. 4 - 10 and was selected out of a pool of conference/association of independent institutions award winners.

NAIA Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Mark French, Oregon Tech
So., Tualatin, Ore.

  • Finished first out of 47 runners at the Humboldt Invitational
  • Recorded an 8K time of 25:06
  • Third best time in school history

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

Nominees: Tyler Alverson, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)  Schuyler Ogden, William Woods (Mo.); Fabian Munoz, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Nicholas Rotich, Park (Mo.); Jose Diaz, Reinhardt (Ga.); Donquarius Chappell, Point (Ga.); Jose Diaz, Reinhardt (Ga.); Garrett Kraal, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Robert Swoboda, Corban (Ore.); Abel Hernandez, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Wesley Meyer, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Hunter Smith, Taylor (Ind.); Jose Crosby, Bethel (Ind.); Ryan Haggerty, Goshen (Ind.); Carter Meyer, Grace (Ind.); Layne Ryerson, Carroll (Mont.); Peyton Jones, Providence (Mont.); Fred Petsch, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Joseph Tobin, Hope International (Calif.); Tanner Goetsch, Northwestern (Iowa); Camren Sewell, Xavier (La.); Jeriell Jones, Tougaloo (Miss.); Shane Burns, Evangel (Mo.); Julio Martinez, Bethel (Kan.); Tony Weber, Saint Mary (Kan.); Bret Crawford, Campbellsville (Ky.); Joel Barlow, Cumberland (Tenn.); Seth Farmer, Shawnee State (Ohio); Justin Tavner, Georgetown (Ky.); Matthew Young, Jamestown (N.D.); Dennis Gonzalez, Valley City State (N.D.); Andrew Murley, Waldorf (Iowa); Matthew Dunn, Dakota State (S.D.); Marbeq Edgar, Wiley (Texas); Andrew Moczygemba, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Jose Torres, Southwest (N.M.); Sean Hilverding, Point Park (Pa.); Michael Ecker-Randolph, WVU Tech; Kyle Robinson, Brescia (Ky.); Benson Koech, Texas Wesleyan; Omero Rodriguez, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Bosco Hakuzimana, Brewton-Parker (Ga.); Walter Ramsey, Loyola (La.); Emmanuel Guerrero, Bethel (Tenn.); Leith Rawson, Mobile (Ala.); Jason Watts, Blue Mountain (Miss.); Tony Floyd, Madonna (Mich.); Esrom Woldemichael, Siena Heights (Mich.); Colin De Young, Cornerstone (Mich.); Anthony Frank, Indiana Tech

2017-18 Men's Cross Country Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (Sept. 6): Brian Blaylock, St. Francis (Ill.)
Week 2 (Sept. 13): Mark French, Oregon Tech