Tuesday, November 22, 2011

October GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

Edward Cheserek, a junior cross country runner at St. Benedict's Prep in New Jersey, is the October GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month.

At the Passaic Coaches Invitational on September 24th, Cheserek not only won the boys 5K race, he won by nearly two minutes.  With a time of 14 minutes, 53 seconds, Cheserek not only broke the Garret Mountain course record, he shattered it by 22 seconds.

Ranked No. 1 nationally in the preseason by xcnation.com, Cheserek finished second in the Nike Cross Nationals last year, two seconds behind last year’s NHSCA National High School Senior Athlete of the Year, Lukas Verzbicas.

Cheserek came to the United States 15 months ago after spending most of his formative years at the Stadi Za Maisha orphanage in his native Kenya.

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