Sep 3, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia senior Brandon Lord has been named the Southeastern Conference Men’s Runner of the Week following his win at the Georgia Cross Country Invitational over the weekend, according to a league announcement.
This marks Lord’s first SEC Runner of the Week honor that he has garnered by himself. He was a Co-Runner of the Week once during both the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Lord, a 5-9 native of Chattanooga, Tenn., opened his final season by winning his second career cross country meet and grabbing the top finish for the fifth time in his four years at Georgia. He clocked a 25:49.17 to top the nearest competitor at the meet by six seconds in the only 8K run in the SEC over the weekend.
This is Lord’s second consecutive victory at the Georgia Cross Country Invitational, placing first in a field of 63 individual participants.
The Bulldogs return to action at the Furman Cross Country Classic in Greenville, S.C., on Sept. 14.