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Ethan Lipham
Freshman Ethan Lipham led the Mountaineers for the second straight week.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Freshman Wins Sun Belt Conference Runner of the Week Honor

Freshman Ethan Lipham nabbed the season’s first Sun Belt Cross Country Men’s Runner of the Week accolade the league announced Wednesday.

In his debut in the Black and Gold, Lipham was the first Mountaineer to cross the finish line at the Covered Bridge Open (Sept. 2), recording an 8K time of 25:49.43 to finish ninth overall. The Largo, Fla. native’s time helped the Mountaineers to a second-place team finish with 69 points.

The Mountaineers will be back in action on Sept. 16, hosting the Firetower Project Run at the Don Kennedy Trails at State Farm in Boone.