BREVARD, N.C. - Brevard College men's cross country members Gavin Morgan and Michael Fader are set to travel with Head Coach Darryll Patrick to Milton, New York this weekend to take part in the 2019 ECAC Cross Country Championships, held at the Hudson Valley Sports Dome.
Last Spring, Coach Patrick led his Track & Field program to the 2019 ECAC Track & Field Championships, where his 4x100 team claimed first place.
Morgan, a sophomore standout from Hayesville, North Carolina, is coming off an impressive season in which he has been honored numerous times by the USA South Conference. The sophomore earned two USA South Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week awards, while garnering a spot on the All-Conference Second Team after his ninth-place finish in last weekend's USA South Cross Country Championships.
Morgan has enjoyed impressive success to this point in Brevard's cross country season. The sophomore earned a top-10 finish in the season-opener at Tusculum University, finishing with a time of 28:11 for a seventh-place finish. He placed 13th at Berea College's Mike & Mary Kay Invitational (27:57) before setting his new personal record with a 26:28 8k time at the highly-competitive Queen City Invitational, hosted by NCAA DI UNC Charlotte. Morgan earned a hard-fought podium finish at the Charleston Classic - another NCAA DI race - with a time of 27:03 that earned the sophomore third place.
In a tune-up meet to prepare for the USA South and ECAC Championships, Morgan officially ran a 28:15 to place eighth in Bob Jones University's Bruins XC Invitational last Saturday, October 26.
Fader, a first-year member of Patrick's team from Durham, North Carolina, set a PR at the Bruins XC Invitational (32:39.3) to highlight his 2019 season.
Be sure to stay tuned to the Brevard College Athletics social media channels for updates from the ECAC Championships in New York as they become available.
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