Wyoming's Mark Korir Named MWC Athlete of the Week

Sept. 23, 2008


For the second time this month Wyoming Cowboy senior Mark Korir has been selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week.

Korir won his second-consecutive Montana State Invitational crown last Saturday in Bozeman, Mont. The Eldoret, Kenya, native defended his 2007 title by finishing the men's five-mile race in a time of 24:28, eight seconds faster than the second-place finisher. The two-time cross country All-American currently holds the fastest recorded time for the Montana State Invitational.

This is Korir's fifth career weekly cross country recognition from the MWC.