Trojans named cross country athletes of the week

Trojans named cross country athletes of the week

After strong openings at the Colorado College Invitational on Saturday, Colby Community College runners Abigael Kemboi and Wesley Banguria were named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference athletes of the week.

Kemboi placed 17th overall and was the second-best NJCAA finisher at the Colorado College invite. The Eldoret, Kenya, freshman ran a 6k time of 25:16.

Banguria, a sophomore from Eldoret, Kenya, won the 8K in 25:04.8. He finished 54 seconds ahead of the nearest competitor and more than two minutes faster than he ran at the same meet last year. His performance also earned him national athlete of the week honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Trojan cross country teams are back in action Sept. 27 at the Emporia State Invitational.