October 9, 2019--Mount St. Mary's junior Will Merritt (Smithsburg, Md.) has been named the Northeast Conference Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week. Merritt was the Mount's top finisher in the Gold Race at the Paul Short Run this past Saturday.
Competing in the top race at the Paul Short Run, Merritt traversed the eight-kilometer course in a time of 24:50.5 to finish 139th in the field of 380 runners to lead the Mountaineers. Merritt was making his second appearance of the season after finishing second overall at the Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals to open the year.
The Mountaineers return to the course on Saturday, October 19, at the Princeton Invitational.