Banguria garners national recognition

Banguria  garners national recognition

Colby Community College runner Wesley Banguria was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Male Athlete of the Week after his performance at the indoor Northwest Missouri State University Open meet Jan. 19 in Maryville, Mo.

Banguria is ranked No. 1 nationally for the indoor 5K. The Eldoret, Kenya, freshman ran a 5K time of 14:52.83. He not only won the meet but the time is also second-best in the CCC record book.

He is also ranked fourth nationally in the indoor 3K after running an 8:33.88, surpassing the Colby record.