2019 NAIA Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week — No. 5 (Oct. 2)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alex Martin of College of Idaho has been named the NAIA National Runner of the Week the national office announced Wednesday. Martin was selected based on his performances from Sept. 23 - 29 and was chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.
Runner of the Week
Alex Martin, College of Idaho
SR, Bend, Ore.
- Competed in the Capital Cross Challenge
- Finished 9th of 322 runners in the 8k race with a time of 24:24
- Finished with the fasted 8K time by a College of Idaho athlete since 2012
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Nominees: Joshua Beam, Point (Ga.); Nathan Baker, Milligan (Tenn.); Daniel Greene, Tennessee Wesleyan; Omar Paramo, St. Francis (Ill.); Wesley Meyer, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Haile Stutzman, Huntington (Ind.); Amos Taiswa, Montana State-Northern; Cole Olsen, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Michael Oldach, Westmont (Calif.); Alec Wick, Doane (Neb.); Dalton Demers, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Ahmad Wilson, Xavier (La.); Jacob Blackmon, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Duncan Gakuru, Evangel (Mo.); Trevor Albert, Grand View (Iowa); Kaeori Giron, Kansas Wesleyan; Seth Farmer, Shawnee State (Ohio); Jarrett Forrest, Cumberlands (Ky.); Braden Curnow, Dakota State (S.D.); Chris Casart, Bellevue (Neb.); Cody Smith, Southwest (N.M.); Malachi Woods, WVU Tech; Hayden Ricca, Loyola (La.); Azariah Kaplelach, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Tommy Cardenas, St. Thomas (Fla.); Mario Perez, Southeastern (Fla.); Gabriel Hogan, Ave Maria (Fla.); Javon St. Firmin, Johnson & Wales (Fla.); Tewodros Eckstein, USC Beaufort (S.C.); Josh Mussen, Michigan-Dearborn
2019-20 Men's Cross Country Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (September 04): Adrien Gentie, Huntington (Ind.)
Week 2 (September 11): Adrien Gentie, Huntington (Ind.)
Week 3 (September 18): Stephen Pacheco, The Master's (Calif.)
Week 4 (September 25): Oscar Kipkoros, Oklahoma City
Week 5 (October 02): Alex Martin, College of Idaho