RICHMOND, Va. – Picking up where he left off from his outstanding freshman campaign, sophomore Nick Ciolkowski of the Elon University men’s cross country team was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 6.
Ciolkowski, the defending CAA individual men’s cross country champion and the league’s Male Runner and Rookie of the Year last season, won the individual title in the Phoenix’s season opener at the Elon Opener last Thursday, Sept. 1. The Fairport, N.Y., native clocked a time of 18:32 in the men’s 6K race and finished over 20 seconds ahead of the runner-up. He also beat out three runners from in-state and ACC foe North Carolina in the top 10.
This is the third league weekly honor for Ciolkowski overall in his career. Towson’s Allison Marella took league honors on the women’s side.
The Elon cross country programs’ will host their second meet of the season on Saturday, Sept. 10, with the Elon Invitational. The meet is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with the men’s 8K followed by the women’s 5K at 11 a.m.