Oct. 2 Cross Country Athletes of the Week

Go C-USA! Chris O'Hare, Tulsa
Go C-USA!
Chris O'Hare, Tulsa
Go C-USA!

Oct. 2, 2012

IRVING, Texas - IRVING, Texas - Tulsa's CHRIS O'HARE and RISPER KIMAIYO of UTEP have been named Conference USA Cross Country Athletes of the Week. O'Hare won the Notre Dame Invitational with a season-best time of 23:33, while the No. 20 Golden Hurricane also finished first among nine other ranked programs. Kimaiyo clocked a season-best and second-place 5K time of 17:17.79 at the Cowboy Jamboree.

C-USA Cross Country Notebook_Oct. 2

CONFERENCE USA CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
RISPER KIMAIYO, UTEP / Senior / Iten, Kenya
All-American Kimaiyo clocked a season-best 5K time of 17:17.79 at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla. Her time placed her second among 127 competitors. The senior distance specialist led the women's team to a seventh-place finish. This is Kimaiyo's third Athlete of the Week honor and 14th for her career.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
CHRIS O'HARE, TULSA / Junior / Edinburgh, Scotland
O'Hare clocked a personal-best time of 23:33 to win the prestigious Notre Dame Invitational. He also guided the No. 20 Golden Hurricane to the team title with 104 points, topping nine other ranked programs at the meet. O'Hare was among the leading pack for most of the race and sprinted to overcome a 25-meter deficit in the final stretch to win by three seconds. This is his first weekly award of the season and second for his career.

2012 C-USA CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
September 4
Male - James Maglasang, Memphis
Female - Karoline Skatteboe, SMU

September 11
Male - Anthony Rotich, UTEP
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP and Sarah Hudak, UAB

September 18
Male - Anthony Rotich, UTEP
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP and Sarah Hudak, UAB

 

 

September 25
Male - Mark Manion, Tulane
Female - Stephanie Ledgerwood, Southern Miss

October 2
Male - Chris O'Hare, Tulsa
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP

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