NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's cross country freshman Jacob McLeod (Soperton, Ga.) earned OVC Runner of the Week honors, the league office announced Tuesday.
McLeod made his collegiate debut memorable, finishing first in a deep field of 70 runners at the Belmont Opener last Friday.
He finished the Belmont Opener 5K run with a time of 15:24.85. This was just a half second ahead of his brother, Kaleb, and it was the best result in the OVC that week.
The Soperton, Ga. native becomes the first Bruin to claim OVC Runner of the Week honors since John Sharpe in 2014.
McLeod and the rest of the Bruins will be racing again at the Commodore Classic on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.