Junior Winny Koech | Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics
Junior Winny Koech garnered her second Conference USA Female Athlete of the Week honor, the league announced on Tuesday.
The Kenya native clocked in a season-best time of 17:16.58 in the 5K race on Saturday.
The Miners crossed the finish line first, second, third and fourth claiming the team title at the Lori Fitzgerald Open with 38 points.
This is the second win of the season for Koech and the second team victory. This marks the third time that the distance runner receives C-USA Female Athlete of the Week honors.
The Orange and Blue will travel to South Bend, In., on Sept. 28 for the Joe Piane Invitational.