• September 27, 2021
 UTEP Cross Country Sweeps C-USA Athletes of the Week

UTEP Cross Country Sweeps C-USA Athletes of the Week

IRVING, Texas – UTEP’s Winny Koech and Rodgers Korir earned Conference USA Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors presented by Top of the World Headwear, the league office announced Tuesday.

Koech was named the C-USA Female Athlete of the Week for the third time this season. The junior ran a personal-best time of 20:00.09 in the 6K run at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational. She clocked in a first-place finish in a field of 209 runners.

Koech paced the women’s team to an overall second-place showing.

Korir garnered his first career C-USA Male Athlete of the Week. The freshman clocked in a personal best of 24:12.9 in the 8K at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational.

Korir claimed a 12th-place finish out of 176 runners.

The Orange and Blue will head to Boca Raton, Fla., on October 27 to run at the Conference USA Championships.

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