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Once again, Faith Nyathi named National Athlete of the Week

Faith Nyathi was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 female athlete of the week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the second time in three weeks.

She won the New Mexico Highlands Invitational in Hobbs, New Mexico on October 16th. She led the El Paso Community College (EPCC) women’s team to a 2nd place finish.

Nyathi won the race with a time of 18:04 for the 5K race. She once again dominated the field being an impressive one minute, 21 seconds ahead of her closest competitor. On October 2nd, she won by one minute, 24 seconds, when she was first nationally recognized.

Faith comes to EPCC from Zimbabwe. She is a freshman majoring in Kinesiology. “I want to combine my studies with running. It is easy to run for EPCC, our team is so friendly and we do everything together.”

EPCC Cross Country moves on to the NJCAA Region V Championship on October 30, 2021 in Hobbs, New Mexico. Then on November 13, they travel to Richmond, Virginia for the NJCAA Division 1 National Championships.

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