UNCG's Chelimo named SoCon Runner of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – For the second time in three weeks, UNCG's Paul Chelimo has been named the Southern Conference Men's Runner of the Week, the league office announced on Wednesday.
The sophomore from Chebiemit, Kenya won the individual title at the annual Paul Short Run, where UNCG competed against seven top-25 programs. Chelimo led the race from the start and finished with a time of 23:55, which was 17 seconds better than his nearest competitor.
As a team, UNCG finished 15th at the meet and are currently ranked at No. 11 in the southeast region by USTFCCCA.
UNCG will compete again this weekend at the Wilbur Ross Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.
2011 Southern Conference Women's Runners of the Week
Week 1: Alex Taylor, Appalachian State
Week 2: Luis Vargas, Elon
Week 3: Paul Chelimo, UNCG
Week 4: Ross Ochs, College of Charleston
Week 5: Paul Clelimo, UNCG
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