ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb's Silas Griffith & North Florida's Nick Morken shared the ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week honors after top runs this past weekend, announced Wednesday by the league office.
Griffith took to the Van Cortlandt Park and came away with an individual victory as his time of 25:53.02 on the 8K course bested the field of 112 runners. The sophomore runner guided the Bisons to the team title on the course that will host the 2018 ASUN Championship. Griffith's time sits as the second-fastest in meet history and the best since 2011.
Running at the UNF XC Invitational, Morken lowered his personal best in a 5K race by nine seconds as he crossed the finish line in second place and first overall among collegiate runners. Helping the Ospreys to a team title, Morken and his teammates defeated runner-up Florida by 23 points.
ASUN Men's Cross Country Runners of the Week - Sept. 12th
Silas Griffith, Lispcomb
Sophomore | Ridgefield, Wash.
- First Career ASUN Conference Runner of the Week Award; 10th all-time for Lipscomb
- Won the Fordham Fiasco at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y.
- Posted a time of 25:53.02 in the 8K; second-fastest time in meet history
- Helped Lipscomb collect the overall team title
- Hits the course this weekend at the Vanderbilt Invite on Saturday
Nick Morken, North Florida
Senior | Niceville, Fla. | Sport Management
- Second Career ASUN Conference Runner of the Week Award; ninth all-time for UNF
- Top collegiate finisher in 15:24.23 at the UNF XC Invitational; second place overall
- Bested his personal record in the 5K race by nine seconds
- Led the Ospreys to the team title ahead of Florida by 23 points
- Hits the course next weekend at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville
Other Nominees: Lucas Kiprotich, FGCU.
2018 Season Award Winners
Sept. 5th - Men's: Azaria Kirwa, Liberty; Women's: Carley Lutzow, FGCU
Sept. 12th - Men's: Silas Griffith, Lipscomb & Nick Morken, North Florida; Women's: Courtney Brenner, Lipscomb