FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Freshman cross country runner Eliot Kaufmann has been named the Rookie and Runner of the Week by the USA South, announced the conference on Monday afternoon.
The rookie runner of the week honor is the fifth of the season for Kaufmann, while the runner of the week accolade is the third of the year. Kaufmann was one of two Covenant student-athletes to be recognized with weekly USA South awards this week.
The freshman from New York had another strong showing at the Maryville College Invitational on Saturday. Kaufmann placed third out of 80 runners with an 8k time of 27:49 to lead the Scots to a second place team finish. It was Kaufmann's fourth top 10 finish of the year and third time inside the top five.
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Covenant will be off from competition this weekend before racing in the Berry College Viking Open next Saturday, Oct. 18.