Freshman Sam Baumer from Columbia, Mo. collected A.I.I. Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week accolades on Monday for the second time this season.
Baumer led the College of the Ozarks men’s cross country team to a first place team victory with his 3rd-place individual finish out of 97 runners in the St. Louis Fall Classic on Saturday. Sam posted a personal best and broke the team’s individual record by running 26:25.8 in the eight-kilometer race.
Baumer has led the Bobcats in every race this season, and this was the second time this season he has set the Bobcats’ individual record in the reinstated program’s short four-year history.