Mount Union's Preston Myers Named OAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Preston Myers (photo by Joe Colon)
Preston Myers (photo by Joe Colon)

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union freshman Preston Myers (Alliance/Marlington) has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week.

Myers won the individual title at the University of Rochester Yellow Jacket Invitational last Saturday at Genesse Valley Park in Rochester, N.Y.

He posted a season-best time of 25:38.4 on the 8k course which was just a head of second place Joseph Smith of St. Lawrence (25:43.4) to lead the field of 317 competitors.

He also led the Purple Raiders to the team title at the event.

Mount Union, ranked No. 5 in the Great Lakes Region last week, next runs Friday, Sept. 30 at the All-Ohio Championships in Cedarville, Ohio.