The Big 12 Conference has honored Wes Kittley, head coach of the Tech Track and Field team, and student athlete Kennedy Kithuka.
The Red Raider track and field team earned its sixth-straight top-10 national ranking, as Tech will officially enter the Big 12 Championship ranked sixth.
The Bowerman Trophy is the top individual achievement in collegiate track and field, annually honoring the top male and female athlete in the sport.
This marks the second outdoor school record to be claimed by Kennedy Kithuka this season, and he has now set a total of five Texas Tech track and field school records in his career.
Kennedy Kithuka enters Saturday’s NCAA Championship meet undefeated in seven races this season and unbeaten in 14-straight races dating back to his 2012 NCAA Cross Country debut.
Undefeated Red Raider senior Kennedy Kithuka finished 37 seconds ahead of second place finisher Kirubel Erassa of Oklahoma State, earning his second straight Big 12 Cross Country title.
Red Raider senior Kennedy Kithuka has been named as the Big 12 Runner of the Week, marking the fourth time he has received the honor this season and the seventh time in his career.
Kithuka has received this particular honor from the conference three times this season and six times overall in his career at Texas Tech.
Kithuka was also named the national Athlete of the Week on Monday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
He was one of two Red Raiders to finish in the top-10, as sophomore Tech runner Marcos Vallejo came in 10th with a season-best time of 25:00.77.