Sep 16, 2020 9:02 PM

Cloud County Cross Country runners earn Runner of the Week honors

Posted Sep 16, 2020 9:02 PM

CONCORDIA - With two meets in the books, the Cloud County Community College cross country teams have three individual titles, two team titles and now two Runners of the Week as Habtamu Geta and Patricia Koma have been named Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and NJCAA Division I National runners of the week to open the season.

Geta's Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Runner of the Week came on September 9th as the sophomore would win the Terry Masterson Twilight Classic in Hutchinson to open the season with a time of 20:13.5 in the four-mile race which was the sixth-fastest time ever recorded at the meet. The Houston, Texas, native would go on this past week to earn his second straight victory with an individual title at the 2020 Ollie Isom Invitational in El Dorado with a time of 23:24.48. 

Koma has been equally impressive in her first two starts of the season, notching a runner-up finish at the Terry Masterson Twilight Classic in her first meet as a T-Bird before going on to take her first victory of the year at the Ollie Isom Invitational with a time of 19:50.42. Both meets would see the Cloud County women win the team titles as CCCC has managed to have 10 top-10 individual finishers throughout the first two weeks of the season. 

The awards continue a now two-year plus long stretch where T-Bird runners have earned 14 Runner of the Week honors including eight KJCCC Runners of the Week and six National Runner of the Week awards. 

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