DENVER – Tarleton’s Kevin Baez and Utah Valley’s Everlyn Kemboi have been named the TicketSmarter Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Cross Country Athletes of the Week, for the competition week ending on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Baez, a senior, captured the men’s 6K individual championship at the ACU Naimadu Classic on Sept. 2 in Abilene, Texas. Baez crossed the finish line with a time of 18:31.5 to take first place by 2.5 seconds over his nearest competitor.
Kemboi, a senior, led the way for No. 27 Utah Valley in a dominant performance at the UVU Invitational on Sept. 1 in Orem, Utah. Kemboi took the individual crown with a time of 18:25.6 in the championship 5K to take the victory by nearly 18 full seconds ahead of teammate Hannah Branch (18:43.0) in second place.
2022 TicketSmarter WAC Cross Country Weekly Awards
MEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Kevin Baez, Sr., Tarleton (Sept. 7)
WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Everlyn Kemboi, Sr., Utah Valley (Sept. 7)
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