NEW ORLEANS, La. - For the fourth time this season and fourth time in his career, Cloud County men's cross country runner Dais Malebana has been named United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association Runner of the Week for his performance at the 2019 Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday, October 5th.
Facing his biggest challenge of the year, Malebana was easily the top NJCAA runner at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas by running a time of 24:08.90 in the 8K race. The freshman from Pretoria, South Africa, was 10th overall as NJCAA number one Cloud County and NJCAA number two Iowa Central CC battled among many four-year programs.
This is the fourth National Athlete of the Week honor for Malebana, as he has won it following every time he has raced this year.