Chelimo named SoCon Men's Track Athlete of the Week

UNCGSpartans.com 04-10-2012
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG sophomore Paul Chelimo was named the Southern Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. Selections are made by the league's track and field coaches.

Chelimo posted the second-best 5000 meter time in the NCAA on Friday at the Stanford Invitational, one of the largest annual track meets in the nation that includes several elite college teams and many professionals. Chelimo's time of 13:32.89 set a new UNCG school record.

The Eldoret, Kenya, native has the top time in the SoCon by 40 seconds and currently holds the best time in the NCAA East Region.

The Southern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship will be held in Cullowhee, N.C., on April 21-22.

AGATE
Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
March 20 – Andrew Lantz, Davidson
March 29 – AJ Dohanic, Appalachian State
April 11 – Paul Chelimo, UNCG

Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
March 20 – Darius Purcell, Appalachian State
March 29 – Michael Seaman, Samford
April 11 – Jamie Van Pelt, Western Carolina

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SUBJECT: Chelimo named SoCon Men's Track Athlete of the Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Phil Perry (CELL: 336-207-2383)

DATE: April 11, 2012

 

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG sophomore Paul Chelimo was named the Southern Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. Selections are made by the league's track and field coaches.

 

Chelimo posted the second-best 5000 meter time in the NCAA on Friday at the Stanford Invitational, one of the largest annual track meets in the nation that includes several elite college teams and many professionals. Chelimo's time of 13:32.89 set a new UNCG school record.

 

The Eldoret, Kenya, native has the top time in the SoCon by 40 seconds and currently holds the best time in the NCAA East Region.

 

The Southern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship will be held in Cullowhee, N.C., on April 21-22.

 

AGATE

Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week

March 20 – Andrew Lantz, Davidson

March 29 – AJ Dohanic, Appalachian State

April 11 – Paul Chelimo, UNCG

 

Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week

March 20 – Darius Purcell, Appalachian State

March 29 – Michael Seaman, Samford

April 11 – Jamie Van Pelt, Western Carolina

 

 

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