East Central University’s Cale Eidson was named Great American Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, it was announced Wednesday by the league office in Russellville, Ark.
Eidson, a junior from Calera, took third place in the 5,600-meter Strohman Dental/Midwestern State Stampede last Thursday in Wichita Falls, Texas.
He clocked in at 17:23.73 to help fuel the Tigers to the team championship. Eidson finished nearly four seconds off the pace set by former ECU runner Armando Saldivar, who was running unattached. Saldivar covered the distance in 17:19.40.
ECU will host the Tiger Chase on Saturday at the Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada.