October 17, 2012 at 2:56 AM CDT - Updated June 28 at 2:56 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the third time this season, UAH men's cross country runner Blaise Binns has been announced as the Gulf South Conference Runner of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.
In the sophomore's brief career, he has been awarded the recognition five times.
In a field packed with Division I opponents at the 2012 Chile Pepper Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas, Binns placed 57th in the 10k event with the second-fastest time in program history as the Huntsville native completed the course in 32:17.7 His performance bested his previous personal best of 32:23 by more than five seconds.
Binns and his teammates will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Gulf South Conference Championships in Hoover, Ala.