Michael Welsh Named ODAC Cross Country Runner of the Week

SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior cross country runner Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending September 9.

Welsh helped lead the W&L men's cross country team to a first-place finish at the season-opening W&L Invitational on Saturday morning. Welsh was the individual winner, crossing the finish line in 28:39 and finishing 39 seconds ahead of his nearest competition. There were 124 runners participating in the meet.

Welsh was named First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-NCAA South/Southeast Region in 2006 after finishing third at the ODAC Championship and 21st at the NCAA Regional.