DERICK KOSGEI NAMED GUILFORD COLLEGE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
GREENSBORO, N.C. â€“ Junior cross country performer Derick Kosgei (Eldoret,
Kenya/Kipkabus Secondary) collected the Guilford College Student-Athlete of
the Week Award Monday. The award is presented weekly by the Guilfordâ€™s
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Kosgei set Guilfordâ€™s cross country record for a 6.4-meter course Sept. 10
by running the Mountaineer Open in 20 minutes, 48.34 seconds. He
placed 21st among 86 runners, all of whom competed for NCAA Division I
or Division II schools. The Division III Quakers finished fifth among six teams with 133 points. The record marked Kosgeiâ€™s second in two events as he won the
season-opening Guilford College X-C Carnival Sept. 4 in 15:51, a school record for five kilometers.
Coach Heidi Pinkertonâ€™s teams are back in action Oct. 1 when they run in the
Great American X-C Carnival in Cary, N.C.
The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilfordâ€™s SAAC, which
is comprised of representatives from each of the schoolâ€™s 20 varsity teams.
The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and
seeks to build community among Guilford’s student-athletes and
non-student-athletes. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include a cancer
awareness promotions, canned-food drives, volunteer assistance with the
North Carolina Special Olympics and tutoring at New Garden Friends School.
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