Oskaloosa–Jamal Boma (Sr., Des Moines, Iowa, Business Management and Physical Education) destroyed a school record en route to being named Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week Monday.
Boma, who earned his first career honor, won the Grand View Invitational Friday with a time of 19:21.4. He took the crown easily in the 58-person race, defeating the runner-up by over 24 seconds.
The six-kilometer distance is one that the men rarely compete in (only a few times in the past decade), but Boma now sits at the top of the record list (all marks since 2001), surpassing the old mark of 20:25 by Blake Wallace in 2008.
The award is the first for the program this year. It is also the fourth-straight year that the WPU men have claimed a POW honor.
Story provided by Wade Steinlage