Runners of the Week - No. 1
Kirwa captured his second title of his junior campaign with an 8K time of 25:04.45 at the University of South Florida Bulls Invitational on Sept. 10. He finished 50 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher from NCAA Division I Miami (Fla.). Powered behind the Eldoret, Kenya, native’s efforts, the No. 20 Eagles placed third as a team behind NCAA Division I programs Florida and Miami.
Jimison posted a 17:20.04 5K time to take home top-honors at the ASICS/Concordia (Calif.) Invitational on Sept. 10. The senior from El Dorado Hills, Calif., crossed the finish line nine seconds ahead of the runner-up from NCAA Division I Cal Poly. The field of 192 runners featured multiple NCAA Division I programs and the No. 2 Cougars took home second-place as a team with 59 points.
The next Runners of the Week announcement will be on Sept. 21.
Men’s Nominees: Adam Hofmeister, Brescia (Ky.); Landon Hamilton, Cumberlands (Ky.); Philiph Tonui, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Mitchell Dale, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Ramiro Garcia, Texas Wesleyan; Cesar Mireles, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Eliud Ng'etich, Shorter (Ga.); Austin Jacobs, Evangel (Mo.); Colton McNinch, Southwestern (Kan.); Andrew Rowland, Point Park (Pa.); Brian Meyer, Ashford (Iowa); Kwame Jackson, Xavier (La.); Tim Boes, Madonna (Mich.); Austin Ellis, Milligan (Tenn.); Ben Foubert, Concordia (Ore.); Colin Morrissey, Concordia (Neb.).
Women’s Nominees: Jasmine Pulliam, Brescia (Ky.); Nicole Griesbaum, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Obsie Birru, Grand View (Iowa); Jordan Arnold, Friends (Kan.); Rachael Hart, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Sarah Massey, Shorter (Ga.); Kristen Ostrem, Evangel (Mo.); Ashley Goodsell, Point Park (Pa.); Zahri Jackson, Xavier (La.); Sharon Ronoh, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Brittany Hayden, Madonna (Mich.); Allison Steinbeck, Taylor (Ind.); Ellie Staker, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Gillian Giffen, Milligan (Tenn.); Lauren Versweyveld, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Jacqueline Hallam, Oklahoma Christian; Gina Paletta, Concordia (Ore.); Allie Antrim, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Sarah Kortze, Concordia (Neb.).
2011 Composite Award Winners (Men’s; Women’s)
Week 1: Evans Kirwa, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Lauren Jimison, Azusa Pacific (Calif.)