Calvin's Jonathan Ellis Named MIAA Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Calvin's Jonathan Ellis Named MIAA Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

For the third time this year, Calvin junior Jonathan Ellis has been named the MIAA Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Ellis took first place at the MIAA Championships on Saturday at Trine University, clocking in with a time of 26:02 on the 8K course to win the race by a 13-second margin.

A graduate of Towson High School, Ellis helped lead Calvin to a perfect score of 15 points at the MIAA Championships as the Knights took the top five spots. It marked the second consecutive year Calvin posted a perfect score at the conference championships. Ellis and his teammates helped the Calvin men's cross country team capture its 33rd consecutive MIAA title.

Ellis was later named the MIAA's Most Valuable Runner. He also landed a spot on the All-MIAA First Team for the second consecutive year.