NEW ORLEANS – Cross country might have just ended, but indoor track & field is here and Tiffin's James Ngandu just keeps on winning.
Athletes from across the nation started their seasons this past weekend and turned in some blistering times and huge marks.
Here are those athletes who stood out and were named National Athletes of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.
NCAA DIVISION II MEN – James Ngandu, Tiffin
Senior | Distance
Eight NCAA Division II automatic qualifying marks were set over the weekend by men at the NCAA Division II level. Four came in one race; the 5000 meter run at the Grand Valley State Holiday Open.
James Ngandu of Tiffin won that race.
Fresh off an NCAA Division II Cross Country individual championship, Ngandu got his indoor season started on the right foot by posting a time of 13:57.54 at the GVSU Holiday Open, ahead of three Laker runners. His time is tops in the nation at the NCAA Division II level, and was only bested by Tulane’s Emmanuel Rotich in the whole country this past weekend.