By Lexi Naegele, Athletic Communications & Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, MO. – Colin De Young of Cornerstone (Mich.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. De Young was selected for his performance from Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 and was selected out of a pool of conference/association of independent institutions award winners.
NAIA Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Colin De Young, Cornerstone (Mich.)
JR, St. John, Ind.
• De Young set a personal record with a time 25:18
• De Young finished first out of 168 runners
• The junior helped CU to a 4th place team finish at the Bethel College Invitational
For the complete runner of the week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Tyler Alverson, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) ; Dawson Andrews, Northwest (Wash.) ; Alex Martin, College of Idaho ; Mario Scarcelli, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Chris Maxon, Indiana Wesleyan ; Conor Smith, Marian (Ind.) ; Alec Wick, Doane (Neb.) ; Aaron Ford, Jamestown (N.D.) ; Ty Hanssen, Midland (Neb.) ; Aaron Ford , Jamestown (N.D.) ; Elijah Jobe, Dillard (La.) ; Jordan Ashmore, Xavier (La.) ; Stanimir Zivulj, Tougaloo (Miss.) ; Ulysses Orozco, Missouri Valley ; Ian Meek, York (Neb.) ; Phillip Lagemann, Saint Mary (Kan.) ; Jonathan Jones, Friends (Kan.) ; Lucas Huelvan, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Bret Crawford, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Cornelius Kipchumba, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Maxwell Cruse, Dakota State (S.D.) ; Riley Roy-Lagasse, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Rodney Henry, Dickinson State (N.D.) ; Nathaniel Aguilar, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Xavier Stephens, Point Park (Pa.) ; Ethan Strobel, Carlow (Pa.) ; Jacob Stinnett, Midway (Ky.) ; Oscar Kipkoros, Oklahoma City ; Zackery Hammond, SAGU (Texas) ; Nikobiri Paul, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Leith Rawson, Mobile (Ala.) ; Luke Della Pietra, Ave Maria (Fla.) ; Bernhard Obrecht, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) ; Johnathan Governor, Warner (Fla.) ; Ryan Exell, Michigan-Dearborn ; Joey Ciaravino , Aquinas (Mich.)
2018-19 Men's Cross Country Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (September 05): Jonny Handel, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
Week 2 (September 12): Tony Floyd, Madonna (Mich.)
Week 3 (September 19): Cole Olsen, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
Week 4 (September 26): Oscar Kipkoros, Oklahoma City
Week 5 (October 03): Jesse Saxton, Indiana Wesleyan
Week 6 (October 10): Colin De Young, Cornerstone (Mich.)