WESTERVILLE — Wilmington College junior Simon Heys has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week..
Heys, a graduate of Wilmington High School, won the Mike Baumer Cross Country Classic in Fairborn Friday. He turned in a time of 15:01 to win the five-kilometer race against entirely competition on athletic scholarship as the Fightin’ Quakers were the only NCAA Division III team in the meet.
“Simon has put in a lot of work this summer to prepare for the season and ran a nice opening race at Wright State,” cross country coach Ron Combs said. “Last year at this time, he was flying under the radar. This year, people know who he is and they know he’s a good runner, so it’s impressive to watch him continue to progress to even better levels as a competitor.”
Heys, who was a cross country All-America runner in 2021, and his Quaker teammates return to action at the Heidelberg University Invitational Friday.