Paul Chelimo Named SoCon Runner Of The Week And Month
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG junior Paul Chelimo (Chebiemit, Kenya/Chebiemit Boys School) was named the Southern Conference Men's Runner of the Week while also earning SoCon Runner of the Month accolades for his season-debut performance at the Greater Louisville Classic, the league office announced Wednesday.
Chelimo finished third overall at the Louisville Classic in a race that featured numerous nationally-ranked team and the defending NCAA National Champion. He posted a new school record and a career-best time of 22:59.37 in the 8,000-meter race, surpassing his previous mark of 23:11.56 (SoCon Championships, Oct. 29). His time also finished under the previous course record time of 23:08, set in 2007.
Chelimo and the Spartans return to action October 12 as the team will split for the Blue Ridge Open and the Pre-Nationals in Louisville.
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