AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union's 4x400 meter relay team of juniors Sam Printy (Sandusky / Perkins), Clark Etzler (Elida), James Roth (Massillon / Perry) and sophomore AJ Digby (Tontogany / Otsego) have been named Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Track Athletes of the Week.
The four Purple Raiders ran this past week at the Jesse Owens Classic at Ohio State University and finished with a time of 3:13.99 which was 0.07 behind the host Buckeyes who won the event. The time is also the second best time so far this season in NCAA Division III and was just 0.24 seconds behind a time ran from the team at Bethel (Minn.) later that same day.
Mount Union won the national championship in the event at both last year's outdoor and this indoor NCAA Championships.
The Raiders, ranked No. 7 in the nation, competes this week at the OAC Championships at Ohio Northern University in Ada.