SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG sophomore Paul Chelimo was named the Southern Conference Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Wednesday. The selections are made by the league's track and field coaches.
Last weekend, Chelimo won the mile at the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va., with a conference-leading time of 4:08.27. The Kenyan native broke his personal best and the UNCG school record with his performance.
It was the second win for Chelimo in as many weeks as he won the 800 meter race at the Dick Taylor Invitational on Jan. 14.
UNCG will not be back in action until Feb.3 when they will compete at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Jan. 19 – Stanley Broaden, Appalachian State
Jan. 25 – Paul Chelimo, UNCG
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