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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’s Lipham Earns Sun Belt Cross Country Runner of the Week Again

Freshman Ethan Lipham earned his second career Sun Belt Cross Country Men’s Runner of the Week honor on Wednesday.

Lipham clocked a personal best 8K time of 25:19.13 to garner gold at the Firetower Project Run (Sept. 16), leading the Mountaineer men’s squad to a first-place team finish with a score of 20. His time was a 30-second improvement from his season debut on Sept. 2.

The Largo, Fla. native was tabbed the season’s first SBC Men’s Runner of the Week honoree on Sept. 7 after posting a ninth-place finish and 8K time of 25:49.43 in his collegiate debut at the Covered Bridge Open (Sept. 2). His finish helped the Mountaineers to a second-place team finish with 69 points.

The Mountaineers will be back in action on Oct. 1 at the Live In Lou Cross Country Classic in Louisville, Ky.