Morehead State's Jesse Moreno and Karina Manz have been selected Ohio Valley Conference Co-Track Athletes of the Week. Both ran OVC-best 5K times at the Raleigh Relays last weekend.
Moreno, a junior from Riverside, Ohio, set a school record with a personal best time of 14:42.72. He topped 35 other competitors in his heat. It marked the second time in as many weeks that Moreno established a school record as he broke the 3K mark at the Butler Bulldog Opener two weeks ago. During the cross country season, Moreno ran the second-best 10K time in program history and he was named Second-Team All-OVC.
Manz, a freshman hailing from Hardt, Germany, defeated 28 other racers in her heat of the 5K with a personal-best time of 17:15.62. The mark is an OVC best by more than 10 seconds. In the Fall, Manz recorded the sixth-best 6K time on the NCAA Southeast Regional cross country course.
Both Morehead State teams travel to Louisville on Friday and Saturday for the Bellarmine Invitational.