Men's Runner of the Week: Victor Kiprop, Alabama
Alabama's Victor Kiprop opened his Crimson Tide career by winning the North Alabama Showcase with a time of 23:20.85 over the 8-kilometer course. Kiprop led a 1-2-3 Alabama sweep in the individual race and spearheaded Alabama's win with a low score 25 points. Kiprop finished more than 20 seconds ahead of the field for the dominating win over a field that included four other SEC schools.
Women's Runner of the Week: Skylar Boogerd, Ole Miss
Ole Miss' Skylar Booger led the Rebel women to a dominant 70-point team win over Lipscomb at the North Alabama Showcase, notching her first career individual victory at a massive 41-second 5K PR of 16:28.01. It is the fastest regular season 5K run in the SEC since 2019 and the 10th-fastest overall in the SEC since the 2016 season.
Men's Freshman Runner of the Week: Hilliary Cheruiyot, Alabama
Alabama's Hilliary Cheruiyot took third place at the North Alabama Showcase with a time of 23:44.97, trailing on his teammates Victor Kiprop and Eliud Kipsang. He placed third out of 169 participants in the 8K race and finished more than two seconds better than anyone not wearing an Alabama uniform.
Women's Freshman Runner of the Week: Addy Stevenson, Ole Miss
Ole Miss' Addy Stevenson was part of a Rebel team that dominated in victory at the North Alabama Showcase after tallying a 70-point team win over Lipscomb. She led all Ole Miss freshmen with a 13th place finish at 17:14.20 in her first career race as a Rebel. It was the fastest 5K run by an SEC true freshman last weekend and the second fastest this season.