Sept. 6, 2011
Colorado Springs, Colo. - New Mexico senior Nicholas Kipruto and TCU junior Agnes Kemboi have been selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Athletes of the Week, respectively.
Hailing from Kericho, Kenya, Kipruto won the men's 8K run at the Lobo Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. last Saturday. Kipruto covered the course in a time of 24:19.00, finishing 59 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. The individual victory marks Kipruto's fourth top-two finish in his last six races.
Kemboi, a native of Eldoret, Kenya, earned runner-up accolades in the women's 4K race at the UNT Metroplex Opener last Thursday in Denton, Texas. The junior runner posted a career-best time of 14:07.00 in the race, helping the Horned Frogs earn second-place honors as a team with 39 points.