CHARLOTTE, N.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 Oct. 9, the league office announced this afternoon, Oct. 12.
Oliveira, a 2004 All-Big South runner, led Coastal Carolinas mens cross country team to a fourth place finish at the Furman Invitational with his seventh place time of 26:30 on the 8k course.
This was the second time Oliveira was named the Big South Runner of the Week this season. He was previously named the Big South Mens Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending Sept. 18 as he led CCU to a team victory in the Coastal Carolina Invitational.
Coastal Carolinas mens and women's cross country teams will next be in action Oct. 15 as they travel to compete at the NCAA Pre-National in Terre Haute, Ind. on the campus of Indiana State starting at 11 a.m.