A notable Texas Tech runner has earned yet another conference honor.

Senior Kennedy Kithuka has been named as the Big 12 Conference Runner of the Week following his performance at the annual Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival.

Kithuka has received this particular honor from the conference three times this season and six times overall in his career at Texas Tech.

He finished first overall at the Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday in Fayetteville with a season-best time of 23:28.1 in the 8,000-meter race.

Following Saturday’s race, Kithuka has now won four consecutive races to open the 2013 season and has a perfect 11-0 in his career.

Both the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders will return to the course on October 19th at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terry Haute, Indiana.