Colby Community College freshman runner Emmanuel Kipngetich has been named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Athlete of the Week after his performance at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open Oct. 7 in Victoria.
Kipngetich was the second place NJCAA finisher at the Open and 3rd overall. His time for the muddy 8k was 25:51.
"We are very excited about Emmanuel," said Colby cross country coach Cameron Rieth. "I believe he has the potential to be a good one and is very deserving of this recognition. He and Oscar [Leyva] have been working their butts off. We are excited to see what they and the rest of the team are capable of as we enter championship season."
The CCC men's and women's teams are getting ready for the NJCAA Region VI Championship in Garden City on Oct. 30.