Central's Capuchno honored

By Steve Sell
October 25, 2016
Central Christian College Sports Information

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.