FOREST, Va. --- Several ODAC teams have started their gear-up towards the conference championship as well as other postseason events as the calendar turns to October. League teams and athletes competed in a few events across the region, leading to some solid performances. This weeks' ODAC Men's and Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week are Eastern Mennonite sophomore Isaac Alderfer and Bridgewater senior English Jackson.
Below are entries for both of this week's winners. Click on the associated links to see that sport's weekly honor roll.
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MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK
Isaac Alderfer | Eastern Mennonite | So.
Alderfer, a sophomore from Broadway, Va., was the top ODAC finisher at the Hornet Harrier hosted by Shenandoah University at Kernstown Battlefield, site of the 2018 ODAC Championships. Alderfer finished ninth overall out of 193 runners with a time of 19:52.9 on the six-kilometer course. That set a new personal-best at that distance by 18 seconds. His efforts helped Eastern Mennonite to seventh (194 points) in the team table of 20 squads.
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WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK
English Jackson | Bridgewater | Sr.
Jackson, a senior from Grottoes, Va., picked up her second collegiate individual first place finish over the weekend as she claimed top honors at the Hornet Harrier hosted by Shenandoah University at Kernstown Battlefield. Jackson out-paced her closest competition in the 143-person field by 8-seconds and was a full 45-seconds removed from the next fastest ODAC finisher in completing the five-kilometer course in 19:07.1. That is the top 5K time in the ODAC this season.
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