College of the Ozarks men's cross country runner Sam Baumer was named today as the Association of Independent Institutions' Cross Country Runner of the Week!
Baumer placed eighth out of 141 runners with a personal-best 27:06 time on a rain-covered 8-kilometer course at the Fighting Bee Invitational, hosted by Saint Ambrose University. His performance helped the College of Ozarks place third in the four-year college division and fourth overall out of 12 teams.
Baumer’s time was the best performance for a men’s runner since the College of Ozarks reinstated the cross country program in 2014. He has been the team’s leading runner in each race this season.