Huntington's Joseph Njeri named Athlete of Week

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2007-01-29
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 22-28. Men’s track and field sophomore Joseph Njeri earned the honor for his outstanding efforts during the week’s competition.

Joseph Njeri, a sociology major from Nairobi, Kenya, had a solid individual performance at the University of Findlay Invitational over the weekend. Competing against a strong field that included NCAA Division I competitors, Njeri finished seventh of 55 runners in the 5000 meter run with a time of 15:28.50. His time also met provisional NAIA qualification standards for competing in the Indoor National Championships in March. The Forester harriers will next compete in the Taylor University Invitational on Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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