Dan Nafziger (Harrisonburg, VA/Harrisonburg) had a successful first race at the D-III level and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference took notice as he was named ODAC Athlete of the Week today.
Nafziger won his first D-III race last Thursday, dominating the field at the Hornet Cross Country Challenge in Bedford, VA. He missed last season with an injury after transferring from D-I George Mason, and even though he hadn't raced since the fall of 2009, Nafziger quickly shook off the rust to win the meet by nearly 50 seconds.
He crossed in 27:19.60. Hampden-Sydney's Andrew Stoddard was second in 28:08.20.
The Eastern Mennonite cross country teams run this Saturday at the Washington & Lee Invitational.