SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia junior Ben Sievert collected yet another weekly honor on Wednesday as the conference announced the Frankenmuth, Mich., native as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for the second time in three weeks. Sievert earned the same honor twice last season.
In his latest performance, Sievert clocked in at 25:28 (13th place) on the 8K course at Rim Rock Farms in Lawrence, Kan., on Oct. 12. That time is nearly 30 seconds faster than his previous season best of 25:57 at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 28. That effort allowed Sievert to earn GPAC Runner of the Week accolades on Oct. 2.
Sievert is already a two-time all-conference honoree and two-time competitor at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships. He has placed first among Bulldog runners at each of the season’s first three meets that were played out on an 8K course.
Concordia cross country returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 26 when it travels to Yankton, S.D., for the Mount Marty Invite. The meet will get started at 10:30 a.m.