ATLANTA, Ga. - Liberty's Azaria Kirwa earned his second ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week honor as the senior grabbed his second-straight meet victory of the 2018 season, announced Wednesday by the league office.
After collecting the USTFCCCA National Runner of the Week honor on Monday, Kirwa became the first multi-award winner from the ASUN in 2018 after his time of 25:01.0 at the Iona College Meet of Champions bested a field of 136 runners, which featured No. 18 Iona and Indiana's All-American, Kyle Mau. He is the first Flames' runner since 2011 to win consecutive races.
ASUN Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week - Sept. 12th
Azaria Kirwa, Liberty
Senior | Eldoret, Kenya | Nursing
- Second Career ASUN Conference Runner of the Week Award; second-ever for Liberty
- Won his second meet of the year at the Iona College Meet of Champions
- Posted a time of 25:01.0 in front of 136 other runners in the Bronx
- Field consisted of No. 18 Iona & Indiana All-American Kyle Mau
- First Flames runner since 2011 to win consecutive meets
Other Nominees: Tristen Montalvo, Stetson.
2018 Season Award Winners
Sept. 5th - Men's: Azaria Kirwa, Liberty Women's: Carley Lutzow, FGCU
Sept. 12th - Men's: Silas Griffith, Lipscomb & Nick Morken, North Florida Women's: Courtney Brenner, Lipscomb
Sept. 19th - Men's: Azaria Kirwa, Liberty Women's: Noel Palmer, Liberty