KANSAS CITY, MO. - Nic Maszk of Eastern Oregon has been named the NAIA National Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Maszk was selected for his performance on Oct. 15 and was selected out of a pool of conference/association of independent institutions award winners.
NAIA Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Nic Maszk, Eastern Oregon
Jr., Baker City, Ore.
- Finished fourth out of 84 total runners at the Inland Empire on Oct. 15.
- Recorded a time of 24:30 on the 8-kilometer course and finished third out of the non-NCAA DI schools.
- Posted his fastest career 8K time, shattering his old-record by 22.9 seconds.
For the complete runner of the week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Murphy Affolder, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.); Sean Jones, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Kevin Perez, Central Baptist (Ark.); Jackson Helfrich, Reinhardt (Ga.); Tyler Barber, Truett-McConnell (Ga.); Jordan Bramblett, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Connor Cushman, Southern Oregon; Jeremy Brassard, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Alejandro Montes, Governors State (Ill.); Daniel Garza, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Chance Hyatt, Carroll (Mont.); Nolan Ryan, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Jace Kalbfleisch, Great Falls (Mont.); Gabe Plendcio, Biola (Calif.); Christopher August, Xavier (La.); Rhett Gainey, Grand View (Iowa); Seth Farmer, Shawnee State (Ohio); Jorge Pichardo, Viterbo (Wis.); Marbeq Edgar, Wiley (Texas); Blake Brooks, Indiana East; Blake Freed, Rio Grande (Ohio); Jordan Fivecoate, IU Kokomo; Alan Ramirez, Texas Wesleyan; Josh Uzelac, John Brown (Ark.); Leith Rawson, Mobile (Ala.); Jordan McKay, Blue Mountain (Miss.); Anthony Rizzi, Loyola (La.); Trae Miller, Southeastern (Fla.); Michele Coletta, St. Thomas (Fla.); Avonte Boykins, Keiser (Fla.); Lane Trapp, Lourdes (Ohio); Steve Griffith, Aquinas (Mich.); Esrom Woldemichael, Siena Heights (Mich.)
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
Week 4 (September 28): Cam Knudsen, St. Francis (Ill.)
Week 5 (October 05): Jackson Thomas, Bacone (Okla.)
Week 6 (October 12): Samuel Beal, Cumberlands (Ky.)
Week 7 (October 19): Nic Maszk, Eastern Oregon