Elphas Kimutai Named ECC Preseason Male Runner of the Year

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ECC Preseason Poll – Cross Country

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2011) – NYIT men’s cross country junior Elphas Kimutai (Eldoret, Kenya) was named preseason East Coast Conference Male Runner of the Year, it was announced Monday by the league. Kimutai finished first in the ECC Championship in 2010 with a time of 25:28.08, outpacing the rest of the field by over 10 seconds. He was joined on the women’s side by senior Sarah Callagy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

As a team, the men finished in a tie with conference newcomer University of D.C. for fourth place in the 2011 Preseason Poll. Topping the list with six first place votes was C.W. Post followed by Molloy, which earned one first place vote. Dowling rounded out the top three. UDC received the final first place vote.

The NYIT women’s team was selected to finish fifth overall with one first place vote. St. Thomas Aquinas grabbed the top spot with five first place votes, while Molloy again took second with one first place vote. C.W. Post was chosen to finish third and Dowling, who earned the final first place vote, was selected to finish fourth.

NYIT cross country is schedule to open the 2011 season on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Forham Fiasco and Follies at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. The race is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

 

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