ST. LOUIS, Mo.Nicholas Rotich (JR/Eldoret, Kenya) and Vibian Chemeli (JR/Kenya) have been named the AMC Cross Country Runners of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Rotich and Chemeli were selected based on their performance from Oct. 2 – Oct. 8.

AMC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Nicholas Rotich, Park (Mo.)
Jr., Eldoret, Kenya

  • Finished first overall at the Haskell Indian Nations Invitational.
  • Finished with an 8k time of 26:28
  • This is his second individual title of the season.
  • Led the Pirates to a first-place team finish.
  • This is his second career AMC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week award, both this season.

AMC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Vibian Chemeli, Park (Mo.)
Jr., Kenya

  • Finished 23rd overall at the Haskell Indian Nations Invitational.
  • Ran a 5k in the time of 20:42.
  • Paced the Pirates in the 108 runner field.
  • This is her second career AMC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week award, both this season.


2017-18 AMC Cross Country Composite Award Winners: (Men; Women)
Week 1 (Sept. 4): Christian Skinner (SO/Olatha, Kan.), Park (Mo.); Riley Fader, Columbia (Mo.)
Week 2 (Sept. 11): Tyler Alverson, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Vibian Chemeli, Park (Mo.)
Week 3 (Sept. 18): Nathaniel Ogden, William Woods (Mo.); Rebecca Starrett, Missouri Baptist
Week 4 (Sept. 25): Nicholas Rotich, Park (Mo.); Mary Beth Daniels (SR/Richmond, Mo.), Park (Mo.)
Week 5 (Oct. 2): Tommy Skosky, Columbia (Mo.); Pia Von Keutz, Columbia (Mo.)
Week 6 (Oct. 9): Nicholas Rotich, Park (Mo.); Vibian Chemeli, Park (Mo.)