Freshman Cornelius Kapel captured the Conference USA Cross Country Male Athlete of the Week after winning gold in his collegiate debut, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.
Kapel was victorious in his first collegiate meet and won gold at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational with a time of 20:05.6. The newcomer finished the 6.4K 30 seconds before the next competitor, and led UTEP to a second-place finish on Sept. 8.
The Miners will return to action on Saturday, September 16, for the Kachina Classic hosted by New Mexico State University.
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