Makuvire earns 2nd Southland Male Cross Country Athlete of the Week Award

Published 2:17 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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Southeastern Louisiana University’s Bradley Makuvire earned Southland Conference Cross Country Male Athlete of the Week for the second time in two weeks after his victory at the Nicholls Invitational last Saturday morning, the league office announced Tuesday morning.

Makuvire, a sophomore, has had a sizzling start to the season. The Zvishavane, Zimbabwe won the 4-mile race Saturday at Nicholls blowing away the field by 34 seconds in a time of 20:25.33 on the way to his second straight victory of the season.

The two-time Southland Athlete of the Week also took home the championship at the LSU Invitational 6k race in 18:45.33.

The time was 24 seconds faster than the rest of the field earning him the conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week award Sept. 21 as well.

Makuvire has finished in the top 10 in three of his four career races with Southeastern.

Southeastern and Makuvire will turn their attention when they compete in Watson Invitational Saturday in Clinton, Mississippi at 8 a.m.

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