Kemboi named Peach Belt Conference Runner of the Week
Morrow, GA – Clayton State freshman cross country runner Job Kemboi has started off his Laker running career with a flash, and on Monday he was recognized by the Peach Belt Conference for his quick start.
Kemboi was named the Peach Belt Conference Runner of the Week by the league office in Augusta, GA after finishing third in the Georgia State University Invitational held Saturday at Nash Farm Battlefield in Hampton, GA.
The Kenyan native ran right on the heels of Georgia State's Austin Boetje for most of the race and challenged for the win before fading late. Kemboi finished with a time of 20:15 in the 6K run, 18 seconds behind Boetje's winning time.
"A nice honor for Job in recognition of his early success so far this season," said head coach Mike Mead. "Like his teammates, he has a lot more work ahead of him to make an impact during the championship-phase of the season in late October and early November."
In two races this year, Kemboi has notched two top five finishes. He placed fifth in his first-ever Clayton State race, posting one of Clayton State's top performances for a freshman with a time of 26:43 in the 8K Sewanee/Berry Invitational earlier this year. He finished 41 seconds off the winning time in the race.
Clayton State will take this week off before returning to action on Saturday, September 22nd for the Falcons Classic at Montevallo.