University of Southern Indiana junior Austin Nolan repeats as the Great Lakes Valley Conference Champion at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park on Saturday leading the way for the Eagles’ 14th-straight GLVC Championship.
The junior is now the fifth USI champion in the past six years to win the overall crown and the GLVC Runner of the Year Award. Nolan trekked the 8-kilometer course in 24:06.23 for his fastest 8k time, moving up to fifth all-time for USI.
Freshman Titus Winders (Mansfield, Tennessee) followed up with a runner-up finish and the GLVC Newcomer of the Year Award coming in second with a time of 24:33.2 moving himself into the eighth all-time USI position.
Junior Nathan Hall (Springfield, Missouri) crossed the line next in 25:33.91 for an All-GLVC honor in eighth-place.
USI then went on to cross three consecutive runners across the line, all of who donned All-GLVC honors as well. Sophomore Grady Wilkinson (Mt Carmel, Illinois), junior Javan Winders (Mansfield, Tennessee), and junior Matthew Everling (Avon, Indiana) finished 13th, 14th, and 15th with times of 25:38.5, 25:40.35, and 25:44.08, respectively.
Rounding out the top seven for the Eagles was sophomore Wyat Harmon (Fredrickstown, Ohio) who finished 20th overall.
Head Coach Mike Hillyard also earned the GLVC Coach of the Year on the men’s side.
USI has now racked up 14-straight GLVC Championship crowns. The Eagles finished with 38 points, 39 ahead of second place Lewis who compiled 77. Illinois-Springfield was third with 85, Indianapolis was fourth in 92, and Bellarmine rounds out the top five with 116.
The 2018 GLVC Cross Country Championships will be available on demand on GLVCsn.com at 7 C.T. on Sunday, November 11.
- Nolan repeats as GLVC Champion
- This is the second time this season that Nolan and Winders finish 1-2
- USI continues its undefeated streak against GLVC teams this season
- The Eagles have now won 14-straight GLVC Championships
- Nolan is now fifth, Winders eighth all-time on USI’s leaderboard
The regular season has concluded, the Eagles will now turn their sights to Hillsdale, Michigan and the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Meet hosted by Hillsdale College on November 17.