Steiger GPAC and USTFCCCA Men's Cross Country Runner-of-the-Week

September 28, 2022 9:34am

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Eric Steiger of Dordt University is the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Cross Country Runner-of-the-Week. Steiger, a senior from Lynden, Washington, posted a top ten finish at the Roy Griak Invite held last weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota. Competing in his first race of the season, Steiger finished sixth in a loaded field comprised of top runners from NCAA Division II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA. He crossed the finish line with a time of 25:38 and led the 4th-ranked Defenders to its highest ever finish (5th) as a team. Steiger was the top NAIA runner in the field and his finish was the highest ever by a Dordt individual runner at the Griak.

He was also named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) men's national runner of the week in the NAIA Division.