NEW YORK -- Columbia cross country first-year Ben Eversole was named the HepsTrack Co-Rookie of the Week after making a sensational collegiate debut at this weekend's meet against Vermont and Saint Michael's.

Eversole finished first in the men's 8K race to lead a dominant performance by the Lions, who had 15 of the top 16 finishers. The Castro Valley, Calif., native posted a time of 25:16.9 in his first collegiate race.

Eversole shares the Rookie of the Week honors with Princeton's Eddie Owens, who finished second at the Fordham Fiasco.

The Columbia men will next compete in the Paul Short Invitational on Sept. 30 in Bethlehem, Pa.