Eddie Kipchoge Named MAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Updated 9/19/2006

Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week:

Eddie Kipchoge

Bowling Green

Fr. ? (El Doret, Kenya)

Kipchoge won his second race as a Falcon. He kept his competition, Kirir of Central Michigan close for the first mile and half and then increased his lead by 23 seconds once he crossed the finish line. The time of 24:42 was a new collegiate personal-best for the freshman and Kenyan native. His 8K time also ties him for #8 on the all time list and is the fastest time run by a BG runner since Mario Rothmund ran 24:37 at Auburn in 2002.

Other Nominees:

Jason Headman

Akron

Jr.?(Ashtabula, Ohio/Edgewood)

Jason Headman, who won the Tommy Evans Invitational last weekend, led the men with a fifth-place finish at the Buckeye Invitational on Friday. He earned his second top-five finish of the season by covering 8K in 22:13, 13 seconds back of the winner John Ealy from OSU.

 

Curtis Vollmar

Eastern Michigan

So. ? (Grand Blanc, Mich. /Grand Blanc)

Curtis Vollmar placed fourth in the Men's 8k Saturday at the Bowling Green Invitational, with a time of 25:22.14. Curtis placed highest among his teammates and has placed in the top ten in both meets he has competed in thus far. Last time, he placed eighth overall with a time of 33:12 in a 10k event. He helped his team to victory this week, surpassing the second place team by 39 points and the last place team by 124 points (EMU tallied only 32 points total).

 

Andy Leonard

Buffalo

Sr. ? (Churchville, N.Y. Churchville HS) 

Andy took first place at the Toledo Invite in a time of 25:55.  In his first individual cross country race victory, Andy helped to lead his team to a perfect 15 point score in winning the Toledo Invite team title. 

 

Jacob Korir
Central Michigan
Fr. ? (Eldoret, Kenya)

Korir, running in his first career meet for CMU, placed second at the Mel Brodt Invitational.  He finished the 8K in 25:05.

 

Seth Hutchinson

Kent State

Sr. ? (Kent, Ohio/Field)

Hutchinson finished first for the Flashes and third overall in the Buckeye Invitational this weekend.  His time of 22:03.6 on the 8K course was on three seconds of the first place finisher.

 

Brian King

Ohio

Jr. ? (Richfield, Minn. /Holy Angels Academy)

Brian King placed seventh out of 56 at the Mel Brodt Invite Saturday with a time of 25:37.57 in the 8K run, which gave King the best finish on the Bobcats’ team. His effort was almost 35 seconds better than any other Bobcat runner. Brian was the only Bobcat that finished in the top 10.

 

 Miami

Miami men did not compete this week.

No athlete of the week nominees.

 Toledo

No Runner of the Week Nominee