BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced Wednesday morning that King's Spencer Frantom was named the Cross Country Male Runner of the Week. The announcement comes after Frantom placed highly in his most recent meet at the UNC-Charlotte Invitational.
King College's Spencer Frantom has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week during week number five of the 2012 season. Frantom, a junior from Morristown, Tenn., finished 40th overall in a field of more than 240 runners at last week's UNC-Charlotte Invitational. Amongst a field that included the likes of Marshall, Elon, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Wake Forest, Frantom clocked in a time of 25:30.48 on the 8k course to lead all King runners and serve as the first Division II runner to cross the finish line.
His time, in addition to his teammates, also set King up for the highest Division II team finish with at 15th overall out of a 35 team field. The meet also served as a preview to the site that will be used for the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship, lining Frantom and the King cross country team up well in anticipation for the regional championships on Nov. 3.
The Tornado are back in action when the men's and women's teams head to Concord, N.C. for a preview meet at historic Frank Liske Park. The meet will be held Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. and hosted by Belmont Abbey College.