SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts' junior Emmanuel Kipngetich has been tabbed The Summit League Male Athlete of the Week after winning the UCA Cross Country Challenge in Conway, Ark., this past weekend.
Emmanuel Kipngetich, Oral Roberts
Junior | Kapsabet, Kenya
- Earned his first career athlete of the week honor
- Was the first Golden Eagle to win an individual title since Samantha Watson won the Bob Timmons Classic 5k on Aug. 31, 2013
- Won the UCA Cross Country Challenge 6k (18:59.1), while helping his team place fifth out of 13.
Also nominated: Clayton Whitehead (South Dakota), Quintin Thurman (Western Illinois)
Abby Ripperda, South Dakota
Junior | Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Became the third Coyote to win an individual title at the Augustana Twilight in five years
- Clocked a 16:47.07 5,000m time to break the meet record and Coyote course record from last season
- Led South Dakota to its fourth-straight Augustana Twilight women's team title
Also nominated: Emily Johnson (Omaha), Nicole Beebe (Western Illinois), Alexa Granderson (Oral Roberts)
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