Wyoming's Mark Korir Named MWC Athlete of the Week for the Third Time this Season

Sept. 30, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

For the third time this month and the sixth time in his cross country career, Wyoming senior Mark Korir has been selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week.

Korir receives his second consecutive weekly honor of the season for his efforts at the Roy Griak Invitational held last Saturday in Falcon Heights, Minn. Korir finished the men's 8K race in a personal-best and league season-best time of 24:10. The Eldoret, Kenya, native placed third among a field of more than 200 individuals to lead the Cowboys to a 12th place finish out of 25 teams.