Wilkins named Mountain East Conference runner of the week
UVa-Wise men’s cross-country runner Shaquon Wilkins has been named Mountain East Conference runner of the week for his performance at the Golden Eagle Invitational. Wilkins won the Golden Eagle Invitational with a time of 19:26 in the 6 kilometer event. The time was nearly 30 seconds ahead of the closest competitor.
Wilkins, a sophomore from Fredericksburg, Va., has improved his placement in each race. He opened the season with a 25th place finish in the Montreat Invitational prior to finishing 11th at the Concord Invitational. Wilkins’ first place finish at the Golden Eagle Invitational also propelled the Cavaliers to the team title in the event.