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Lipham earns second career Sun Belt XC “Runner of the Week” nod

Ethan Lipham wins the 2022 Firetower Project collegiate men’s division cross country race at the State Farm Intramural Fields on Sept. 16.

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Freshman Ethan Lipham earned his second career Sun Belt Cross Country Men’s Runner of the Week honor on Wednesday.

Lipham clocked a personal best 8K time of 25:19.13 to garner gold at the Firetower Project Run (Sept. 16), leading the Mountaineer men’s squad to a first-place team finish with a score of 20. His time was a 30-second improvement from his season debut on Sept. 2.

The Largo, Fla. native was tabbed the season’s first Men’s Runner of the Week honoree on Sept. 7 after posting a ninth-place finish and 8K time of 25:49.43 in his collegiate debut at the Covered Bridge Open (Sept. 2). His finish helped the Mountaineers to a second-place team finish with 69 points.

The Mountaineers will be back in action on Oct. 1 at the Live In Lou Cross Country Classic in Louisville, Ky.

Special Report from App State Sports.