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.