Perkins Nabs First Career #ASUNXC Honor Following Meet Victory

LakePoint, Ga. - North Florida's Noah Perkins secured his first career ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week honor following a meet victory at the UNF XC Invitational, the league office announced on Wednesday.

Crossing the finish line in first place and less than a second faster than two of his teammates, Perkins grabs the honor following his season debut. The sophomore's time of 15:33.75 on the 5K course map sets a personal-best for Perkins as he guided the Ospreys to a dual meet victory against Florida and Jacksonville. North Florida and Perkins return to the course for the Mountain Dew Invitational on Sept. 23rd in Gainesville, Fla.

ASUN Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week - Sept. 13th
Noah Perkins, North Florida
Sophomore | Brandon, Fla. | Computer Science
- First Career ASUN Conference Runner of the Week Award; seventh for UNF all-time
- Won the individual title at the UNF XC Invitational 5K
- Set a personal record in 15:33.75 in the home meet
- Ospreys claimed the top-four spots in the race & six of the top-10
- Helped team defeat Florida and Jacksonville in the dual meet scored race
- Heads to the Mt. Dew Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. on Sept. 23rd

Others Nominees: Ben Patterson, Kennesaw State.

Date Women's Runner of the Week Men's Runner of the Week
Sep. 6th Courtney Brenner, Lipscomb Blake Brancato, NJIT
Sept. 13th Courtney Brenner, Lipscomb Noah Perkins, North Florida