Athletes of the Week: Mercy Chelangat and Abraham Chirchir (UTRGV CC)


(CBS 4 Sports) - As UTRGV volleyball and soccer continue to play well, the cross country team has begun to make headlines as well thanks to two freshman.

Today, the WACe announced that.. not one.. but two freshman UTRGV runners have been voted athletes of the week Mercy Chelangat and Abraham Chirchir. Chelangat set a program record running the 6k in just 21:14 . At the Texas A&M invitational. She has won both her races this year and is ranked as the number 7 freshman in the country.

Abraham Chirchir ran the second fastest 8k in program history and the fastest in the WAC this season after running it in 23:51.

He is the number 9 ranked freshman in the country for the second time this season. For their performances Abraham Chirchir and Mercy Chelangat are this week's DHR Health/CBS4 Athlete(s) of the Week!

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