WICHITA, Kan. - Senior Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton was named the WSU Athlete of the Week for the week of Nov. 19, 2012.
Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton ran to the highest individual finish in Wichita State cross country history Monday, finishing 4th overall in the women's 6,000-meter race at the 2012 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Ky.
The Shocker senior also broke her own Wichita State 6K school record, finishing in 19:33.70 at Tom Sawyer State Park. Tuliamuk's WSU record-breaking performance - and top-40 finish overall - awarded her all-America status for the third year in a row.
Tuliamuk's finish Monday capped off a season full of accolades for the Kapenguria, Kenya native. She was named the MVC Women's Athlete of the Year after posting a winning time of 16:59.00 in the 5K race. She won five of the seven races she competed in, including the Pre-National women's title on Oct. 13 on the same course as the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky.