Oskaloosa–Jamal Boma (Sr., Des Moines, Iowa, Business Management and Physical Education) and Guadalupe Gonzalez (Jr., Houston, Texas, Exercise Science) posted two of the best finishes in their respective program’s histories and they were rewarded for those exceptional outings by being named Heart of America Athletic Conference Cross Country Runners of the Week Monday.
Boma, now a two-time winner (back-to-back weeks), finished fourth out of 292 competitors at the Brissman/Lundeen Invitational last Friday. His time is the eight-fastest 8K in school history and the fastest since 2003.
Gonzalez also earned her second career honor (won once last year) by placing 23rd out of 226 women on the 6K course at 25:17.1. Her time is the seventh-best ever at WPU (since 2001).
WPU has now claimed three weekly awards this fall (two men, one women)
Story provided by Wade Steinlage