FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior All-American Josphat Boit was named the Southeastern Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week after he turned in a fantastic performance at Oklahoma State’s Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday.
The Eldoret, Kenya native endured very muddy conditions in the 8K race, but went on to capture and defend the individual title in a time of 24:33. Boit finished ahead of 238 other runners and it marked his seventh-career first-place finish. By winning the contest Boit helped Arkansas claim its fourth-straight team victory for the year with 42 points.
The league accolade is the fourth of his career as a Razorback and the second for a UA athlete this season. Teammate junior Seth Summerside was given the honor on Sept. 19.
Boit and the rest of the Hogs will rest this weekend as they get ready for the 10K Chile Pepper Invitational on Oct. 15. The race is set to start at 9:30 a.m. on the Razorback Cross Country Course at Agri Park. No. 1 ranked Arkansas will encounter top-notch competition from talented programs such as Arizona (No. 6) and UTEP (No. 11).