Sept. 25, 2007
For the second time this season, Lamar University men's cross country runner Francis Kasagule has earned Southland Conference cross country athlete of the week honors, after turning in an impressive performance at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Kasagule continued his impressive 2007 campaign at in College Station, Texas, capturing the 8,000 meter title in a time of 24:11. He finished three seconds ahead of the TCU runner in second place, helping Lamar to a second place finish as a team.
This is the second cross country athlete of the week honor Kasagule, who was an NCAA All-American last year, has earned in his Lamar University career. His first came after he captured the title at the Baylor Twilight Invitational in August. Overall, this is the fifth time he has been named athlete of the week in his career, twice earning the distinction in indoor track and once during the outdoor season.
Kasagule and the rest of the Lamar cross country men's and women's teams will be in action again this weekend, when they travel to Minneapolis, Minn. for the Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota. The Griak is one of the nations premiere cross country events in the nation, with over 3,000 athletes participating.