CONWAY, S.C. Senior Nelson Oliveira (Coimbra, Portugal/Quinta das Flores) was named the Big Souths Conferences Mens Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending Sept. 18.
Oliveira, a 2004 All-Big South runner, led Coastal Carolinas mens cross country team to a team victory, winning the Coastal Carolina Invitational with a time of 25:54.27 on the 8k course.
This was the first time Oliveira was named the Big South Runner of the Week this season. He is the second Coastal cross country runner to be honored by the conference. Senior Anne Marie Moutsinga (Galati, Romania/Radu Negru) was named the Big Souths Womens Runner of the Week for the week ending Sept. 4.
Coastal Carolinas mens and womens cross country teams will next be in action Sept. 24 as they travel to compete at the Great American Race in Cary, N.C.