FREDERICKBURG, Va. -- Christopher Newport senior Grayson Reid was tabbed as the CAC Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for Oct. 3, 2017.
Athlete of the Week
Grayson Reid | Christopher Newport | Sr.
Glen Allen, Va. | Deep Run
Christopher Newport senior Grayson Reid was selected as the CAC Athlete of the Week after establishing a new program record in the 8k with a time of 24:39 at the 44th Annual Paul Short Run at Lehigh University's Goodman Cross Country Course on Friday. His time placed him second among Division III competitors and 74th overall in a field comprised of nationally-ranked programs from Division I, II, and III. It also shaved four seconds off of his own previous 8k record of 24:43, which he established last year at the same meet. Guided by Reid's work, the 13th-ranked Captains placed third among Division III programs in the final team standings, beating out the likes of No. 3 Johns Hopkins, No. 15 Williams, No. 17 Middlebury, and No. 24 TCNJ in the decorated field. Reid's raced to a 4:58 mile pace throughout the 8k course.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL (10/3)
FROSTBURG STATE: Robert Romano, Jr., Great Mills, Md./Great Mills
MARY WASHINGTON: Jeff Gibson, So., Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison
MARYMOUNT: Graham Clark, Sr., Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton North
SALISBURY: David Strickland, Fr., Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills
WESLEY: Anthony Anastasi, Fr., Galesville, Md./Southern
NOTES AROUND THE CONFERENCE
Christopher Newport is ranked No. 13 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Rankings ... Frostburg State junior Robert Romano continued his success at Maplehurst Country Club as Frostburg hosted the Bobcat Invitational. He secured a third-place finish for the second-straight year as he covered the 8k course in 28:43 and helped the Bobcats win the meet for the second year-in-a-row ... Marymount senior Graham Clark and freshman Chase Goodwin finished back-to-back, battling over the final 400 meters as they led the Saints to a sixth place finish at the Frostburg State Invitational Saturday at Maplehurst Country Club. Clark finished 32nd in a time of 34:04.87 while Goodwin finished 33rd, setting a new personal record with a mark of 34:07.72, besting his previous best set at the Shannon Henretty Invitational by almost 40 seconds ... Mary Washington sophomore Jeff Gibson finished 18th overall as UMW competed at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational on Saturday. He crossed the line at 26:49 ... Salisbury freshman David Strickland led the Sea Gulls with a first-place finish passing Bridgewater's Robert Hiegel down the home stretch to edge out Hiegel by one second. Strickland came home in a time 25:23.27 for the first win of his collegiate career ... Wesley's Anthony Anastasi placed 41st at the Don Cathcart Invitational at Salisbury with a time of 27:22.91, averaging a 5:30.5 mile.
2017 CAC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
|9/6||JJ LaPointe, CNU|
|9/12||Robert Romano, FSU|
|9/19||Branson Oduor, SAL|
|9/26||Colter May, SVU|
|10/3||Grayson Reid, CNU|