Rio Grande's Nick Wilson was named Mid-South Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week on Monday
Mon, Sep. 24, 2012 - [Men's Cross Country]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Rio Grande's Nick Wilson is the Mid-South Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending Sept. 22, conference officials announced on Monday.
The weekly award is the first of the season for Wilson and the second of his career. Wilson won the 42nd Annual Rio Grande / Patty Forgey Cross Country Invitational on Saturday to earn the conference's weekly award.
The Barlow, Ohio, senior finished the 8,000 meters in 27 minutes and 17 seconds. Wilson and teammate Joe Taranto -- who finished runner-up -- were the only two men to cross the finish line in under 28 minutes.
Wilson helped the RedStorm win the 54-man, seven-team event. Rio Grande finished with 24 team points, just in front of Campbellsville University's 31 points.