Kimaiyo Named Female C-USA Athlete of the Week

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 7:57pm

UTEP junior Risper Kimaiyo was named the Conference USA Female Athlete of the Week after recording the nation's fourth-best time in the 5,000m at the Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational.

Kimaiyo clocked in a time of 15:48.14 in the women’s 5,00-meter race on Sunday night, the time ranks fourth in the national performance list. The time goes down as a new school-record and personal best as Kimaiyo was the top collegiate finisher in her section.

The four-time All-American moved up from No. 93 to fourth on the national list by shaving off 48 seconds from her previous-best time of 16:36.20.

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