The Association of Independent Institutions may as well change its weekly award to the Central Christian College Athlete of the Week.
For the fifth straight week, a CCC performer has been named the A.I.I. Conference's Athlete of the Week.
Joe Capuchino, a freshman cross country runner from Fort Worth, Texas, was honored by the conference on Monday.
This past weekend he placed 33rd out of 189 runners in the prestigious Mid-States Classic in Winfield, hosted by Southwestern College. He ran a 26:57 in the 8K race, a new season best.
He already has qualified for NCCAA Nationals, but the A.I.I. Conference meet is the first weekend of November. He still has a chance to qualify for the NAIA National meet, to be held in St. Louis this year.