Pineault Named MEC Cross Country Runner of the Week

Pineault Named MEC Cross Country Runner of the Week

BRIDGEPORT -- Concord's Jason Weitzel and West Virginia Wesleyan's Sydney Pineault have earned Mountain East Conference Runner of the Week honors for their efforts on the cross country course last week.

Weitzel, a junior from Athens, W.Va., finished fifth among Division II runners at the Paul Short Run on Friday afternoon in Bethlehem, Pa. Weitzel set a school record with a time of 24:46 on the 8,000-meter course, which is also the fastest time in an 8k this season in the MEC. Weitzel helped Concord to a fourth-place finish in the event.

Pineault, a senior from Morgantown, W.Va., turned in an impressive performance at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic over the weekend. Pineault finished the 5,000-meter race with a time of 18:01, which was good for ninth in the "Blue" race and was the second-fastest Division II time at the event. 
 

2017 MEC Runners of the Week
  Male Female
Sept. 5 Justin Snyder (CU) Sydney Pineault (WVWC)
Sept. 12 Justin Snyder (CU) Sydney Haynes (CU)
Sept. 19 Matt Dearth (WVWC) Kelsey Chambers (WJU)
Sept. 26 David Cecchi (UC) Emily Maddow (FSU)
Oct. 3 Jason Weitzel (CU) Sydney Pineault (WVWC)