LakePoint, Ga. - Lipscomb's Jacob Poyner completed the regular season by winning his third ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week honor of the season and fourth of his career, the league office announced on Wednesday.
Running at the Princeton Invitational, Poyner crossed the finish line in a program record time of 24:12.1 to secure fifth place individually. The senior from Winona Lake, Ind., trailed first place by only 9.5 seconds in the 8K race. As a team, Lipscomb grabbed 10th place in a field of 205 runners. The Bisons finished ahead of four other regionally-ranked teams. Poyner and the Bisons now turn their sights to the ASUN Championship on Oct. 28th in Cartersville, Ga.
ASUN Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week - Oct. 18th
Jacob Poyner, Lipscomb
Senior | Winona Lake, Ind. | Exercise Science
- Fourth Career ASUN Conference Runner of the Week Award; third of the year
- Finished fifth out of 205 runners at the Princeton Invitational 8K
- Crossed the finish line in a tiem of 24:12.1; 9.5 seconds behind first place
- Guided Bisons to a 10th-place team finish over four regionally-ranked teams
- Broke the program record in the 8K race
Other Nominees: Nick Morken, North Florida; Dorian Jones, USC Upstate; Hillary Melly, Stetson.
|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|
|Sept. 20th||Courtney Brenner, Lipscomb||Jacob Poyner, Lipscomb|
|Sept. 27th||Eden Meyer, North Florida||Nick Morken, North Florida|
|Oct. 4th||Kacey Kemper, Lipscomb||Jacob Poyner, Lipscomb|
|Oct. 11th||Jana Reinert, Jacksonville||Blake Brancato, NJIT|
|Oct. 18th||Eden Meyer, North Florida||Jacob Poyner, Lipscomb|