MOUNT PLEASANT - Sophomore Kyle Stacks has been named the Mid-American Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference office announced Thursday.
Stacks finished runner-up at the Badger Opener in Madison, Wisc., in a time of 18:52 for an approximately 6k course to lead the Chippewas. He was within two seconds of winning the race, which was his season debut.
This week's award is the first of Stacks' career.
Stacks and the Chippewas travel to East Lansing on Friday for the Spartan Invitational. The women's 6k race begins at noon, followed by the men's 8k race at 12:35 p.m.