Caleb Edmonds (second from left) has been named ECAC Division I Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the first time in his career.
Liberty senior Caleb Edmonds has been honored as the Corvais ECAC Division I Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, thanks to his individual victory at Saturday's VMI Invitational. Edmonds, who shared the award with Boston University sophomore Alec Olson, received the first ECAC weekly honor of his career and the first by a Liberty runner this season. Edmonds covered the hilly 8K course in 26:12.77, giving him an 18-second victory over teammate Ngetich Kipchirchir and headlining Liberty's 1-2-3-4 sweep of the top men's individual placements in the race. The first individual triumph of Edmonds' collegiate career came in a course-record time in the first-ever competition at the Vista Links Golf Course in Buena Vista, Va. A native of Cooperstown, N.Y., Edmonds helped the Liberty men's squad win the VMI Invitational team title with a score of 19 points. That put the Flames 32 points ahead of Big South and Southeast Region rival High Point's 51 tallies. Edmonds and the Flames, now ranked No. 8 in the Southeast Region, are currently preparing for Saturday's Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational in Earlysville, Va. The meet will commence with the men's 8K race at 10 a.m., followed by the women's 5K at 10:30.
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