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Conference selects Samoei again


CMI staff

For the second straight year, Isaiah Samoei of Eastern New Mexico has been named the Lone Star Conference’s indoor male track athlete of the year.

Samoei, a native of Eldoret, Kenya and a transfer from Iowa Western Community College, earned All-America honors by placing third in the men’s 5,000-meter run during the NCAA Division-II Indoor Track and Field Championships two weekend ago with a school-record 14:10.39.

Samoei also placed 11th at the meet in the 3,000-meter run, with a time of 8:28.10.

During the Lone Star Conference championship, Samoei won the 3,000-meter. He also had event wins in meets held at Grand Valley State and Adams State.


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