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Pierce Named A.I.I. Cross Country Runner of the Week

Sep 24, 2018

Pierce running in the Chile Pepper Festival with some opposing runners in the background
Garrett Pierce

Congratulations go out to Bobcat Cross Country runner Garrett Pierce, who was named Monday as the A.I.I. Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week.

Pierce, a freshman who hails from Sandpoint, Idaho, led the Bobcats this week with a time of 27:35.4, competing in only his second collegiate 8K. 

Pierce finished197 of 441 in the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which featured numerous NCAA teams such as Arkansas, Dallas Baptist, and North Texas. 

On Saturday, despite soggy course conditions, Pierce took 7.5 seconds off the finish time of his first collegiate 8K run last week in Joplin, Mo.

Pierce will look to continue his early success as the Bobcats participate in the St. Ambrose Invitational in Iowa on October 6th.