SAVANNAH, Ga. - Armstrong State University junior Henning Schein has been named the Peach Belt Conference's men's cross country Runner of the Week, announced today by league officials.
Schein led the Pirates to a win in the non-DI portion of the Julius Johnson Invitational, hosted by Mercer University. The junior from Vellmar, Germany, covered the 8k distance in 26:43, nearly two and a half minutes ahead of his nearest competitor in the scoring group. Overall, he ran the second-fastest race of the day, just five seconds behind Mercer's Ahmed Jama for best time. Schein's time is the 18th-fastest 8k run in the PBC so far this season.
This is the first weekly honor for Schein, a two-time all-Peach Belt Conference runner and the only two-time All-Region runner in Armstrong State history. He is the first PBC Runner of the Week honoree since Pablo Salcedo Castro earned the first weekly honor for the Pirates on Sept. 16, 2013.
Schein and the Pirates return to action on Friday, October 7th, running at the USC Aiken Invitational in Aiken, S.C.